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Sun Oct 7, 2018, 02:45 PM

Wake up to the Supreme Court's delegitimization of itself

The Court has turned into a partisan institution where the justices are treated as some kind of god-like figures. While we have made some meager gains (striking down parts of DOMA, kind of saving Obamacare, etc.), the court has proven itself to be on the side of the monied and tyrants.

The writing was on the wall with Bush v. Gore. Bush allowed 9/11 to happen by ignoring the "imminent threat" warnings, thereby replacing criticism of government with hollow patriotism.

Conservatives are worse than liars and snakes. They are cruel, backward authoritarians who seek to strip women of their agency for reproductive rights. They hide behind a fig leaf of textualism, where they can use the constitution like prophesies from Nostradamus -- where they make the constitution fit whatever whim they have pulled from their collective ass.

So fuck the GOP. Fuck conservatives. Fuck everything about them and their judges. The court helped make some progressive gains, but it hasn't been on our side for more than two decades.

Unless we change the makeup of the court, it is a barrier to progressive ideals. Therefore, we either change the institution when we have power, or we wake up and treat the court as it has cast itself and how the GOP has shaped it -- as a corrupt cancer on the body politic.

And we will have political power again. We are the majority. We have the fire of resistance burning in our bellies. The vote in November is our opportunity to start turning the worm.

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Reply Wake up to the Supreme Court's delegitimization of itself (Original post)
Politicub Oct 2018 OP
OrlandoDem2 Oct 2018 #1
democratisphere Oct 2018 #2
greymattermom Oct 2018 #3
democratisphere Oct 2018 #6
jalan48 Oct 2018 #4
MineralMan Oct 2018 #5

Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 02:49 PM

1. We must be as focused on the court(s) as the right and it starts with voting!

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:00 PM

2. The SCOTUS is now officially a kangaroo court.

Congratulations to the GOP!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:44 PM

3. So who enforces the court's rulings?

Already cannabis is legal in many states, but not federally, and it doesn't matter much.
What if California, Colorado or other states just ignore court rulings? Will they send federal marshals to your local clinic to watch procedures? Will there be a tax increase to build prisons for millions of women?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 04:13 PM

6. Appears checks and balances are a thing of the past.

We will become a MADMAX nation

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:46 PM

4. Maybe this is how the SCOTUS behaves in the new era of rule by oligarchy.

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Response to Politicub (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:50 PM

5. The Problem Is That

even a delegitimized Supreme Court still has the power to determine constitutional questions. Whether we're awake to it or not, it will still rule, and those rulings will have the weight of law.

It is going to be a serious problem for some time to come. We must pay attention, even if we have no respect for its makeup.

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