This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today, the Court doubled down with a 5–4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government.
Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless.
As Justice Scalia put it regarding Obamacare, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ . . . We should start calling this law SCOTUSCare.” And as he observed regarding marriage, “Today’s decree says that . . . the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.”
Sadly, the political reaction from the leaders of my party is all too predictable. They will pretend to be incensed, and then plan to do absolutely nothing.
That is unacceptable. On the substantive front, I have already introduced a constitutional amendment to preserve the authority of elected state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and also legislation stripping the federal courts of jurisdiction over legal assaults on marriage. And the 2016 election has now been transformed into a referendum on Obamacare; in 2017, I believe, a Republican president will sign legislation finally repealing that disastrous law.
But there is a broader problem: The Court’s brazen action undermines its very legitimacy. As Justice Scalia powerfully explained,
Hubris is sometimes defined as o’erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeth before the fall. . . . With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them—with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the “reasoned judgment” of a bare majority of this Court—we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.
This must stop. Liberty is in the balance.
Not only are the Court’s opinions untethered to reason and logic, they are also alien to our constitutional system of limited and divided government. By redefining the meaning of common words, and redesigning the most basic human institutions, this Court has crossed from the realm of activism into the arena of oligarchy.
The problem is that the leftist judges will choose to interpret any new constitutional amendment in anyway they like. Words don't matter. Dissolution is the only solution.
William, I agree!!!!!
OB new what he was doing when he appointed Kagan and Sotomayor who should have reqused themselves since they advocated ob care when in private practice and of course they didn't since this was ob's agenda
Oren it is amazing that Cruz miss the important point. It should make everyone who is considering Cruz as President think twice at least.
DAMN RIGHT. He's the best choice there is.....so far
He's the only logical choice!
Please offer us your alternative or are you just taking a cheap shot for I've not heard any potential candidate with the guts to address any solution. The other candidates doesn't want to loose the ten votes that they may get from the queers or they don't want to go against their fellow Republican Progressives.
it's not a cheap shot.
I guess you haven't heard of Donald Trump. He is using his own money not that of lobbyists . He has spoken very succinctly and powerfully against the liberals and the rhinos. If you heard him speak you would know the guts he has.
My problem is that many if not all of the politicians pretend to be on the side of the constitution and the real America while stabbing America in the back some quietly and some outright.
I agree. Thanks Ray
The answer is simple take away the money, power to bribe and the power of the 14th amendment so the Supreme court can over rule Congress and the States. Return the Courts to the limits of Article III and the maritime/treaty law and it is done.