President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has set off a frenzy among Democrats who are terrified of what a 6-3 conservative majority might do on the court.
Specifically, they are flirting with the idea of packing the court with enough new justices, presumably at least four, to assure a working liberal majority of 7-6.
Additionally, they are planning to add three new states to the Union packing Congress as well. (This just takes 60 votes in the Senate, a majority in the House, and a compliant president). They want to add the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico; even Guam.
These are all three reliably Democratic territories, giving them 6 new Senators and 8 new House members.*
Admitting these territories as states would also play havoc with the nearly equally balanced Electoral College, giving the Democrats eleven new electoral votes (three for Guam and nine for Puerto Rico — D.C. already has three).
And, to further solidify their coup d’etat, they want to repeal the filibuster rule which would make it possible to pass a law with simple majorities in both houses of Congress.
These measures are virtually certain of enactment if Biden wins and the Democrats retake the Senate and win the House — each very real possibilities.
If enacted, they would end the very concept of checks and balances, that underlay the concept behind our Constitution and turn us, de facto, into a parliamentary system where the party that wins the general election can do pretty much whatever it wants with no real danger of Congress or the court stopping them.
It would mean a total reversal of what James Madison had in mind.
At the Tues. Sept 29. debate, Biden pointedly refused to answer FoxNews’ Chris Wallace’s question about court packing, saying that he wouldn’t speak to the subject because, if he did, "it would shift all the focus."
You bet it would.
It would lay naked the extent to which radical, Neo-Marxists want to use a Democratic win to take over our country root and branch.
Obviously, we can avert this outcome by voting Republican in the coming election.
But, to call attention to the power grab, I’d like you to sign the attached petition to support a new constitutional amendment called the "Keep Nine" Amendment:
It would specify that "The Supreme Court shall consist of nine members." Nothing more.
"WE THE UNDERSIGNED call on Congress and the States to pass the Keep Nine constitutional amendment specifying that the 'Supreme Court shall consist of nine members.'"
We believe this amendment is vital to preserve the checks and balances at the heart of our system of government.
Please sign the petition and get others, who might not normally get this column to do so.
We all hyperventilate that the country depends on a certain action, but here it really, really does.
*The populations are:
D.C. — 705,000
Puerto Rico — 3,200,000
Guam — 655,000
Dick Morris is former presidential advisor and political strategist. He is a regular contributor to Newsmax TV. Read Dick Morris's Reports — More Here.
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