One may or may not agree with the statement below:
How much of this statement is true?
Certainly one part of the statement is true! If Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution….is gone!
Hillary doesn’t actually deny this. She wants a political court that will rule according to her ideology. This is no secret, but does this mean our Constitutional rights are under attack and that genuine liberty and self-government will be gone forever if she gets into office?
We can’t know that freedom will be gone forever. But our dependence upon the document that guaranteed our freedoms up to now, that will be gone and that is dangerous!
Once a person is elected who has announced they want a politically active court, will the court ever again (if indeed it ever was) be an equal branch of our government? That answer is “No.” A political court becomes a powerful tool of the executive branch. This is precisely why many Constitutionalists believe the integrity of the SCOTUS should be preserved!
The problem we face is that most of our electorate have not been taught and have no idea what losing the integrity of the Supreme Court will mean to future generations or the danger it poses to liberty and justice for the citizenry.
Jefferson was right when he said:
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson
Can real education happen when progressive ideology is taught as good and right in our government schools and conservative ideology is demonized? I say it cannot. I am not saying progressive thought teaches oppression. I am saying that when a political group wants their ideology to be accepted so desperately they are willing to bend the minds of the children to accomplish it, education has ended and indoctrination has begun. This is dangerous and results in a populous who will not understand the cost or value of maintaining a free government with checks and balances to power. Even Clinton doesn’t understand it, or perhaps she doesn’t care.
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