America is one heartbeat away from socialism. One simple heartbeat.
Most folks that read that would think, ‘does that mean if Obama dies or leaves office, Biden would take this country straight to socialism?’
Biden is not the issue.
There are five potential heartbeats that separate America from socialism. All Obama needs is one of them.
The five are the five conservative members of the United States Supreme Court. Since Obama has kicked off his reelection campaign, one of the most crucial issues will be the Supreme Court.
In the last few years, a number of important Supreme Court cases have been decided by 5-4 margins. These include Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, which protected the Second Amendment and Citizens United, which protected the First Amendment. The conservative bloc is made up of Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas. Kennedy is considered a swing vote but more and more is voting with the conservative block. The liberals are Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer and Ginsburg.
Under the heading, elections have consequences; the failure of the Republican Party to nominate a conservative who would energize the base and bring victory in 2008 has meant that Obama has put two on the Supreme Court, Sotomayor and Kagan. Should there be another vacancy, particularly if it is one of the conservative justices, he will have the chance to put a third on the Court and that would give liberals a majority on the court, potentially for decades.
With the almost certainty that the Obamacare litigation, plus perhaps other litigation related to activities of the regime reaching the Supreme Court, that reason alone demands that we make certain that Obama is not reelected in 2012.
Just because we can get a Republican in the White House in 2012 does not mean we are safe. Eisenhower was once asked if he made any mistakes as President. He said, “yes, two. And they are both on the Supreme Court.” Eisenhower, who was the personification of a country club Republican, gave us William Brennan, perhaps the worst justice in modern times and Potter Stewart. Nixon did give us Rehnquist, but also gave us Harry Blackmun and Lewis Powell. Ford gave us John Paul Stevens, another great disaster. Reagan did elevate Rehnquist to be Chief Justice, and gave us Scalia, who has been great and Kennedy who has had his moments. He also gave us Sandra Day O’Conner, also another disaster. G.H.W. Bush gave us Thomas but also gave us David Souter and George Bush gave us Roberts and Alito, who are both outstanding, but he also tried to give us Harriet Miers.
The moral of the story is liberals give us liberal judges and conservative presidents, well; it is a crapshoot what they give us.
The problem with the Judiciary is that when it was created it was the weakest branch of the government. When the Constitution was written Federal Judges were given lifetime tenure because that branch was so weak. In 1803, in Madison v. Marbury, the Court gave itself the right to declare legislation unconstitutional. Until that point, the judiciary had very little power. Now, with the power the judiciary not only has, but frequently uses, there are no checks and balances. When conservatives control Congress as the White House again, one of the priorities should be an amendment to the constitution changing the tenure of Federal Judges, including the Justices on the Supreme Court from life, to six years with the requirement they stand for popular election, just like all other officials.
Robert Bork said it best, "What judges have wrought is a coup d'état, – slow-moving and genteel, but a coup d'état nonetheless."
Meanwhile, we must defeat Obama in 2012. All he needs is one more justice on the Supreme Court and our freedoms could be repealed by judicial fiat.
Wow!! I have not considered that possibility. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. God help us all.
I still say when SC Justices break their oath we should be able to kick them off the court. You know and I know many of them lie during the hearings. They lie through their teeth. Look at Kagan and Sotomeyor.. Heck, look at Obama. Part of the Oath is to uphold the Constitution. When they fail to do that they should lose their position. Oaths mean nothing anymore. It's no wonder America is in trouble. Half of Congress don't believe in the Constitution.
For 2012 I don't want Romney. I'm sure he's a good man but he's also represents the old guard. I want someone with Christie's guts. Let's elect someone we KNOW loves the Constitution and will follow the Constitution. Let's elect someone that will return this nation to the rule of law. That's what is wrong with us now. There's no rule of law, nothing we can count on; we are seriously adrift and that results in chaos within.
Barbour likes amnesty or won't or hasn't taken a stand.
Pawlenty hasn't taken a stand either.
Palin isn't running but I can still hope.
Bachman-I like her but just can't make up my mind about her.
Gingrich is smart and wily. I think he could do the job.
Huckabee is smart and experienced. I think he could do the job.
Trump is playing. He can shake things up and we need that. We're to status quo, same old thing and we need some creativity.
Ron Paul, he's a good man and he would create change. I just might consider him.
Herman Cain, a very good man and I like him. I think Obama has ruined it for another black man for quite a long time. May not be fair but life is what it is. They are total opposites and I do wish we had had Cain for the first black president. I think he would have made this country proud. There certainly wouldn't be the racial divide we now have.
You're right on this Judson. Socialism is one heartbeat away. We better be savvy with the Presidential selection and we better man the voting booths. The Dems are dirty with voting and with the Unions will be out in force dragging every Alzheimer patient into the voting booth. I figure they are making their Zombie potion now so the dead can walk and vote.
Robert Bork's last name has now become a verb,,,,,to "Bork" someone is to screw,,,shaft,,& humiliate them,,,as Kennedy & Leahy & Co. did at his SC hearings,,when the Pro-left of the judiciary Com. screwed a good Conservative judge in to NOT becoming the next Justice of the SCOTUS . Maybe the good judge is right ,it is time for a Coup-D'Etat,,bloodless of course.
NOT RACIST,,,NOT VIOLENT,,,just NOT SILENT !!!!
As a Reagan Conservative and Fiscal Libertarian I understand your concerns. What we must do is keep the pressure on the RINO's in the Republican Party. They were not, are not and will never be what is needed to return our nation to its greatness.
Today we saw how week their resolve was. Boehner et al caved again. Yes, we know the Liberal Progressives have had over 100 years head start on us and it will take us decades to correct all the damage that they have created. Our support has to be one of guarded pessimism and extreme coercion to keep the cowards in the Republican leadership on their toes.