It’s been over two months since Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Since then we have seen both sides doing their best to freak out on a daily basis.
Republicans freaking out about the Democrat’s hypocrisy, freaking out about the threat of a filibuster, freaking out about how the court needs all its justices to operate. The Democrats freaking out about how extreme Gorsuch is (despite his unanimous appointment to the 10th Circuit), freaking out about how unfair it is they didn’t get to help pick the nominee, etc. etc. etc.
There is no doubt, emotions are running high on both sides of this issue. Each side has their own different reasons, but there is palpable fear on both sides. This begs the question – why this one nomination is causing so much fear on both sides? We ought to realize it is because the court is outside its Constitutional limits.
Federalist #78, Hamilton, “The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL…”
According to the original design of America via the Constitution, the judiciary branch of government was to be the weakest of the three. The fear and trepidation surrounding Gorsuch’s nomination tells us something very important – the Supreme Court has escaped the restraints of the Constitution and has become too powerful.
This may seem obvious to many of my readers since this pattern has been occurring since the beginning of the 20th century. However, since both Republicans and Democrats are feeling the fear and trepidation, now is an excellent time to make this point to those who may be of a different political persuasion. Fear has a way of making us see things in a different light.
Someone once said, “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.”