Fulfilling Another Campaign Promise, President Trump’s Scalia Conservative Nominee has the Left in Tears… Again!
The Left hate President Trump so much, if he nominated Barack Obama for SCOTUS, Democrats would still revolt.
Nevertheless, in a White House announcement this evening, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. SCOTUS nominees became a key issue in Donald Trump’s election campaign.
“I promised the American people I would find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court. I am a man of my word. I will do as I say; something that the American people have been asking for from Washington for a very long time.” – The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, January 31, 2017.
A Constitutional Originalist
Judge Gorsuch is a constitutional originalist who, like Scalia, believes the meaning of the Constitution was fixed at the time it was ratified, and should only be changed when amended by the States.
“I respect the fact that in our legal order, it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is for judges to apply and not alter the work of the people’s representatives.” – The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, January 31, 2017.
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano,
Liberal justices like Ruth Bader-Ginsburg “believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document that changes when the politicians need it to change.” – Tucker Carlson, Fox News, January 31, 2017.
Can you see why the left is getting upset? Trump’s nominee won’t allow them to make laws through the Supreme Court.
Only one of the three branches of the United States government has the power to make laws, according to the Constitution. That is the legislative branch, embodied in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The judicial branch, headed by the U.S. Supreme Court, is meant to interpret the laws made by Congress.
Conservative Victories with Gorsuch
According to Fox News, Gorsuch protected the religious liberties of Hobby Lobby and the Sisters of the Poor in their defiance of Obama’s beloved Affordable Care Act. The US Supreme Court upheld Gorsuch’s decisions in both of these cases, handing conservative Christians two victories. (The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, January 31, 2017.)
Important Upcoming Cases
Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed this evening that one of the cases the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear next year is whether the Department of Education (DOE) can force public schools to make transgender bathrooms. (Tucker Carlson, Fox News, January 31, 2017.)
Having another conservative on the Supreme Court is crucial to upholding the Judeo-Christian values on which America was founded. If Gorsuch is confirmed, it seems likely the DOE will lose this case, giving conservatives another judicial victory.
The current Supreme Court is evenly split between liberal and conservative justices (four of each). Filling Scalia’s vacancy with another conservative will maintain the court’s balance and deny liberals the ability to make laws from the judicial rather than the legislative branch.
According to Politifact, the liberal crybabies in the U.S. Senate are outraged at Republicans’ refusal to replace conservative lion, Antonin Scalia with Obama’s liberal nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.
USA Today reported that Senate Republicans argued it was inappropriate to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in the middle of a presidential campaign. Rather, the election should allow the American people decide who should fill Scalia’s vacancy.
Gorsuch’s nomination by George W. Bush in 2006 to the 10th Circuit U.S. Court in Colorado was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Many of those liberal senators still serve in Congress. Will these same liberals support or oppose Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for the highest court in America? Their support doesn’t seem likely. But thank God they don’t have the votes to uphold this pivotal conservative nomination.