April 10, 2017, marked a gigantic victory for the Supreme Court of the United States.
On Monday, Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in, essentially saving the court from potential disaster, and President Trump effectively made good on his campaign promise.
Conservatives rejoice and with good reason: not only was Monday a win for conservatism, but also for constitutionalism, which is ultimately a win for America.
February 13, 2016 was another fateful day: it was the day that the legendary and honorable Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead over natural causes.
Scalia was a patriot, a true “lion of the law,” and unabashed constitutionalist. Surely one of, if not the greatest Justice to ever sit on the bench of the Supreme Court.
President Ronald Reagan’s greatest Supreme Court nominee left the court with an ideological 4-4 split. Democrats tried to seize the opportunity to fill the vacant seat but ultimately failed.
Republicans didn’t vote for Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, because that was an election year. The American people would chose the next nominee by voting for the president.
It was said that the next president could possibly appoint up to four justices, completely stacking the deck.
After Donald Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in history, all eyes were on him, waiting for his eventual nominee.
The Fantastic choice of Neil Gorsuch
On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
This was great news for conservatives, and even the never-trumpers had to admit that the President’s selection was nothing less than superb.
During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump included Gorsuch in a list of 21 judges whom he would consider nominating if elected.
The Republican party country club purists had a frenzy over the prospect of Trump nominating judges to the Supreme Court. GOP rival Ted Cruz was saying Trump would nominate liberals.
Gorsuch is a proponent of originalism, and believes that the Constitution should be interpreted as perceived at the time of enactment.
He’s also a textualist, believing that the Constitution should be interpreted literally. Unlike how liberals feel like they can change meanings and definitions when it fits their agenda.
Even though Gorsuch has big shoes to fill, this man is whithout a doubt the ultimate heir to Scalia. Scalia is most-likely looking down proud.
And here’s the kicker: Gorsuch is merely age 49, making him the youngest nominee to the Supreme Court since the nomination of Clarence Thomas, at 43.
Not only is Trump stacking the deck, but with cards that will remain there for quite some time.
Dems Filibuster and Force the Nuclear Option
As I’ve previously written about, the Democrats along with Chuck-the-Schmuck Schumer filibustered Trump’s nomination.
Why? Because they’re obstructionists. That’s why.
Schumer along with his cohorts tried to thwart the process, a direct insult to Trump himself. Here’s what the Schmuck had to say:
“If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of Obama’s nominees, and George Bush’s last two nominees — the answer isn’t to change the rules. It’s [time] to change the nominee,”
Do the Democrats think we’re stupid? Yeah, like we’re going to just change the nominee because Schmuck-face said so!
The obstructionist Democrats continuously attempted to block Neil Gorsuch from advancing, so Republicans did what they had to do:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acted to change the rules needed to confirm the Supreme Court nominee, and with good reason.
The move was completely expected, at least 41 Democrats announced their opposition to the nomination. Under existing rules, Republicans would be unable to confirm Gorsuch, which required 60 votes.
They had no choice other than to go nuclear and reduce the threshold to a simple majority of 51.
Hell, President Trump encouraged McConnell to use the option the day after announcing Gorsuch:
“If we end up with that gridlock, I would say, if you can, Mitch, go nuclear, because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was caught in the web.”
Washington has been in gridlock for far too long. Everyone knew it would come down to this. Especially with our new president, Democrats have lost what small minds they had to begin with.
The Swearing In Ceremony
Monday marked a great date for this nation. We are now on track to restoring the Supreme Court.
You can say what you want about the man, but this simply a success. President Trump kept his promise on this one, bigly.
No more public policy makers. We need people who understand and interpret the constitution for what it is.
Justice Antonin Scalia was one of the best Supreme Court Justice’s we’ve ever had, a true constitutionalist.
Justice Neil Gorsuch will do fantastic job and was the perfect nomination. He’s the perfect heir to his predecessor, and will continue on where Scalia left off.
I can’t wait for more nominees. 2016 was really an all or nothing election, We have preserved Western Civilization and the Supreme Court for generations.
God bless SCOTUS and God bless the future of this country.