We know already that President Biden and the Democrats are willing to pack the court if they conclude they have lost control over it. They admitted as much during the 2020 election. “Packing the court” is just a euphemism for destroying it, as it would then become just another political branch of the federal government. This should not surprise us. Whenever the left feels they have lost control of an institution, they try to destroy it.The Constitutional Crisis That Roe v. Wade Set In Motion Is Now Upon Us – John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist, May 4, 2022
As Iowahawk put it,
Davidson opened the piece with:
Roe sowed the seeds of a crisis that will end with America ceasing to be divided: we will become all one thing or all the other.
I don’t think so. But it may finally bring the inevitable internal conflict to a head, as ugly as that will get. Then we’ll see what the rest of the world does when the United States isn’t there to pick up the pieces anymore. Personally, I don’t think we’re quite at the edge yet. This will be another “Great Leap Forward” towards that end, but I’m holding out for at least the 2020 mid-terms, more likely the 2024 Presidential election. What I expect will happen in the mean time is some more sporadic violence from the Left.
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>>”Whenever the left feels they have lost control of an institution, they try to destroy it.”
As I opined elsewhere on the web, when the stakes are unlimited, as they are in our current Post Constitutional Order, that is actually a sound policy.
The Right, in some misguided sense of good faith, decency, principles & what have you is always content to leave their adversaries unsupervised in the workshop, free to craft the knives and bludgeons that they fully intend to use.
I think I’m going to have to write something on this, because people are ill equipped to deal with the many orthoganol axis around which the thing revolves.
Preview: “The teachable moment will be lost in the clamor of your thought leader’s hot takes and sound bites”, an object lesson in “government isn’t what you think, or what you want it to be”, with a side trip into “the constitution doesn’t create rights, it (sometimes) protects them, and sometimes, the things it sanctions aren’t rightful either”, with a good whalloping side helping of “the States are restrained even less than the fedgov”, concluding with a rousing chorus of “all this talk of democracy upheld/thrown down hides the fact that your prerogatives to determine your own values and priorities is up for grabs”.
Or I might just say “Screw this for all its futility, I’m taking a nap.”
Seen on the Interwebz (paraphrasing): Never get into a car with someone willing to burn it to the ground if they can’t be the driver.
“Personally, I don’t think we’re quite at the edge yet.”
Not quite, no. But I think we’re closer to the tipping point than we have been possibly since the Civil War.
The thing I worry about re: court packing is the GOP squishes. I hope I am wrong but I just see them falling into line and voting to pack the court. Someone said we should add 50 justices, one for every state and who are appointed by the governor of that state. Personally maybe we should treat it like senate seats, two for every state and they run for election on a rotating basis every, say 5 years or so.
NO. DOT. STOP.
Supreme Court Justices should not “run for office.” That ENSURES that they will be swayed by popular opinion. You might as well shred and burn the Constitution right now.
And you know that once they pack the court enough to give themselves an unbreakable majority, they’ll then pass a law making it illegal to change the composition of the court any further.