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The Supreme Court Void – A Chance for Republicans to show their Spine

By Ken Gulley

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a Titan of the Left – has passed away. In her wake, a massive vacancy is left on the bench of the United States Supreme Court.

She was no friend of originalism and conservatism but condolences, respect, honor, and public displays of mourning (ie. A lowered Flag) are due to honor her title and position in our government.

The United States Supreme Court

For the believer, like myself, condolences and prayer are expected, not celebration. We don’t take joy the death of enemies or those we vehemently disagree with.

When the powers are shaken, mice and men stir to fill the void. In the powers of the United States, the branches are supposed to balanced – whether they currently are (or even should be) is a matter of opinionated disagreement.

This year has shown us the utter character of the foundation of ideologies behind some of those powers.

Conservatism has shown itself to be stoic, steadfast, deeply rooted yet in philosophy and wisdom yet nuanced and bent toward the moral absolutes and pursuit of righteousness. It’s rigid traditionalism has found itself to be an outright enemy of the ever “progressing” views of the opposition.

Classical Liberalism on the other-hand is a refined gentleman, wise, educated, proper and tolerant. Sadly, it’s characteristic’s are all but dead on the Left.

Liberalism, bent toward utopic visions, is still staunch in its moral standing that it’s opposition should have the equal right to both practice and belief as itself. For this repugnant violation, it has become endangered among the party that onced championed it.

In the void left behind by Liberalism, Leftism has sprung up, rapidly consuming and devolving the minds of those touched by its tentacles. Disruptive, destructive, devoid of an anchor, arched toward materialism and its post-modern understanding; a plague that has devoured and dismantled everything it touches: the university, the arts, the sciences, and even sports.

Leftism

A proliferation of this pandemic has exacerbated the eagerness of emissaries to engorge themselves on power.

In pursuit of this very thing, in 2013, a short-sighted grab of power by then majority Democratic Senator Harry Reid, “the Nuclear option” was dealt. As a result, a simple majority, 51 votes (rather than 60), has now become the deciding number needed to approve Federal Judges – with the exception of the supreme court.

In politics, an unprecedented power grab is always met in kind. With patience, that response came at the right hour in 2017. In a dramatic, perhaps necessary move to end debate on then Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch, former (and current )Senate Republican Majority leader McConnell extended the simple majority to Supreme Court appointees.

A rule change and power matching move that now looms ever-large upon the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Self Explanitory

Sowing and reaping is a basic lesson taught by wise theologians and the simple farmers. It is an ironic testimony against the Democratic party for their illiteracy of that very elementary task, as they figuratively and literally despise both noble professions.

For the past 80 years, a Precedent has stood for legislators to avoid appointee a new Supreme Court Justice in an election year.

Precedents are upheld by gentlemen. I am a fan of both precedent and gentlemanliness. Leftism is devoid of the very characteristic and liberalism as we know it is dead among the Left.

This year more than ever, Leftists have shown us how far they are willing to go to destroy our history, attack the foundations, and assault the institutions to instill their corrupt vision of society.

Leftism does not tolerate opposition, it attacks our very principles, and seeks to destroy our most hallowed Rights – from our means of defense to the very words we utter. They’ve employed totalitarianism in business, athletics, social media, policy, procedure and thought. To suggest that they do not aim to go further if they can is to be absolutely naive.

They employ the powers of states, legislatures, judges, influencers in music, television, media and law. They have already shown they are able and willing to seduce more people by expanding their horizons to seats of faith, and science.

Media Apologism

All this and still they summon the nerve to cry out for precedent and decorum when they themselves broke the natural check and balance placed within the Senate by using the so called “nuclear option.” The boldness to call out for fairness as they employ legions of marxist rioters demanding radical change.

The Right, from conservative to Republican-moderates (and other liberty bent folk in between) have played the part of the silent majority and etiquette oriented gatekeepers for far too long. We’ve fought in the ring with propriety and rules while our opposition has used eye gouging, groin kicks and their incisors.

Now they ask us to follow a set of rules that do not exist for propriety and fairness sake? How bold. Mitch and friends will be called hypocrites for holding tight to Precedent in the past. That is fine. Wear the title, if it means fending off the radicalism that may be headed to the bench if they have their way.

In 2016, though I often stand on the importance of Precedent, I never made an argument for it. I simply understood that the Senate – especially the majority in opposition to the Executive – has no responsibility or obligation to approve whomever the President wishes to appoint.

While some may hang on the emotional argument of Ruth’s “last wishes,” they should also know that the same person shirked established precedent and urged the Senate to replace her former colleague Antonin Scalia, saying

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year,” she said when asked if the Senate had an obligation to vote on Judge Garland. “That’s their job,” she said.

Justice Scalia

Senator Ted Cruz has eloquently explained the importance of filling the vacancy by explaining the necessity of the Supreme Court in adjudicating what looks to be a contest election. An election where Democrat leaders have already called for Biden to refuse abdication. But when have the Left ever listened to reasoned and sound argument?

We’re at a doorway, an impasse, with Leftism and right now the best way to hold the lone against the loss of liberty is through the high court. If Republicans have a spine, they’ll do the job we elected them to do. So with 2 months to go, ram it through Mitch! “Breacher up!”

Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/11/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-no-fan-of-donald-trump-critiques-latest-term.html (NYT – Left bias)

https://www.facebook.com/tedcruzpage/videos/1014880835641174/?vh=e&extid=oarZbQJNoFkRjVH9 (Ted Cruz – Republican)

https://www.heritage.org/political-process/commentary/5-years-after-going-nuclear-democrats-have-reaped-what-they-sowed (Conservative)

The Myth of Black Lives Matter

By Joshua Weigert
July 7th, 2020

Since its conception, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has caused a severe division in the American political landscape for various reasons. BLM was founded in 2013 as a result of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin. BLM viewed this verdict as injustice and demanded societal reforms. Subsequent high-profile black deaths in the years following led to more and more protesting by BLM.

Because of BLM’s media attention, this has led to certain confusions and myths pertaining to BLM to arise. Most of these confusions and myths relate to what BLM actually is. The most prevalent myth of them all is that BLM is just an innocent slogan fighting for black rights. Because of this, there is a significant pushback against BLM.

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No, You Should Not Be Ashamed to Celebrate the 4th of July

By Joshua Weigert
July 3rd, 2020

For the past several days, there has been much talk about “canceling” the 4th of July. The idea behind canceling Independence Day is not a surprise: America is a terrible, awful, no good place. The reasons for this canceling are equally not surprising: Racism towards African-Americans, Native Indians, and general anti-LGBTQAAIIPEIEIOAT&T sentiments. 

Yes, the history of America was not always great and, at times, profoundly evil. Slavery and Jim Crow laws are examples of how systemic racism and bigotry were able to run rampant. However, this does not mean that America, the American Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence, is rooted in racism and/or evil. Few more profound words have ever been written than “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

THIS is what America was founded on. THIS is what America strives towards. THIS is also what leftists are trying to destroy. 

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Whites are Red, Blacks are Blue

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t black.” – Joe Biden

If this was a joke, as the Washington Posts suggest, (1) Biden sure took his time to set up and deliver and an awful punchline that produced no chuckles.

But apparently, the black community is fine with being the butt of a joke as long as it comes from the right mouth.

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#MeToo for thee, but not for me

By Joshua Weigert
April 17, 2020

In a shocking turn of events, the Democrats and the mainstream media are largely ignoring or questioning Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser.

Unfortunately, if you’ve been paying attention to politics over the last number of years, this really isn’t shocking.

In an interview with podcast host Katie Halper, Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer in the 90s, described the sexual assault allegation.

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The Next Battleground: The Voting Booth

By Ken Gulley

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Rahm Emmanuel

As Democrats, and some Republicans, quickly jump to flex their authoritarian muscles during this unprecedented pandemic and economic crisis; Democrats have also been quick to push forward the old idea of nationwide mail-in elections for state primaries and Federal elections. (1)

In the name of “public safety” of course.

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Are our freedoms and liberties being destroyed by COVID-19?

By Joshua Weigert
April 11, 2020
(Header Image: Anadolou Agency via Getty Images)

Yesterday, I was stunned to see a video of a man in Philadelphia being forcibly removed from a bus because he was not wearing a face mask. There is no actual law enforcing people wearing face masks, but that didn’t stop law enforcement from manhandling him off the bus. It was a totalitarian and authoritarian move. I then read and watched more and more videos and articles of governors and mayors enforcing strict decrees infringing on the rights of their constituents. It seems surreal. America, where freedom and liberty is absolutely paramount, is now a land where citizen’s rights are being chipped away all in the name of security.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN’T SOCIALISM.

You’ve probably come across it.

With Bernie Sanders seriously contending as the Democratic candidate for President in the past two elections seasons, champions of Socialism have crawled out of their parent’s basement to declare their love for all things Socialism. In doing so, they have declared that all things that glitter is obviously not capitalism.

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The Gun Debate

The topic of the week, and no doubt, the topic anytime we experience such heinous tragedies like the one that took place at a Parkland HS in Florida, is the issue of guns. No doubt, any loss of life is a tragedy, but losing 17 at once in a place where we Americans send our young ones is completely unacceptable.

Since that incident, new agencies have rolled out mountains of articles with lofty and emotional rhetoric but very little facts concerning the truth behind gun control’s success or lack there of. In fact much of the debate is centered around emotional responses as opposed to finding practical things that will truly work. Continue reading “The Gun Debate”