When the Democrats don’t get their way, they just try to change the rules of the game.
We saw them do this in the months leading up to the 2020 election with their vote-by-mail plan.
We saw it back in 2016 with the growing calls to end the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s loss.
We saw it when AOC and other Dems even called for the end of the Senate because it gave equal representation to big states and little states…which was the whole point of the Great Compromise during the Constitutional Convention, but that assumes that AOC has actually picked up a US history book, which seems unlikely.
Now the Democrats are going to announce legislation to pack the Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices on the highest court in the land from 9 to 13.
This should come as no surprise given the rumblings that have come from the Left, but this is nonetheless significant, particularly because of how fast they arrived at this decision.
Politico reported, “House and Senate Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the number of Supreme Court justices to 13 from nine, drawing more attention to the debate surrounding court reform.
The bill, led by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), is the first legislation in recent years designed to add seats to the high court, and its introduction comes as progressive organizations are pushing for court expansion, after watching Senate Republicans fill three Supreme Court vacancies in four years under President Donald Trump.”
The only thing that surprises me about this legislation is how quickly they moved on it. I would have thought that the Congressional Dems would have waited until after Joe Biden’s bogus court-packing commission (announced just this week) came back with recommendations for adding justices. That would have given Democrats cover by citing the report, but apparently, they can’t wait that long.
The legislation will be stewarded through Congress in the House by Representatives by Jerry Nadler of Trump impeachment fame, and Senator Ed Markey of Green New Deal fame.
These two are radical Leftists who aren’t even hiding the ball about why they are proposing this legislation. Trump-appointed three conservative justices to the court, and they are going to confirm four Liberal justices to undo Trump’s justices.
The director of the liberal group “Demand Justice” articulated the Left’s view on court-packing when he said that the legislation promises a “new era where Democrats finally stop conceding the Supreme Court to Republicans.” He added that the task for progressives now “is to build a grassroots movement that puts pressure on every Democrat in Congress to support this legislation because it is the only way to restore balance to the Court and protect our democracy.”
To paraphrase Joe Biden, what a bunch of malarkey!
Our democracy isn’t threatened by a conservative court. In fact, it is more likely to be protected by Trump’s justices.
If there is any threat to our democracy, it is from the Leftists that rigged the election by circumventing state legislators with lawsuits that permitted massive mail-in voting and other measures that were ripe for fraud.
This is all politics, pure and simple.
The Dems are like kids on the playgrounds who try to change the rules mid-game because they are losing.
If passed—which is doubtful, given Joe Manchin and other centrist Democrats saying they won’t support ending the filibuster—this legislation will forever alter the Supreme Court, turning the third branch of government into a political football.
Justice is supposed to be blind, but now each party will have precedent for adding justices until the end of time. Where does this stop? 25 justices? 30? 101?
Because make no mistake, the Republicans will add justices too whenever they control Congress and the White House again—which is bound to happen again eventually.
The Democrats are playing with fire, and if Joe Biden truly wanted to unite the country he would veto the legislation when it comes across his desk.
But that will never happen, and if successful, our country would be worse for it.