Authoritarian strongman wannabe Pat Buchanan is telling authoritarian strongman wannabe Donald Trump that the way to handle the federal courts rejecting his travel ban is to simply refuse to follow the court’s ruling. Because that’s exactly what a dictator would do.
When politicians don black robes and seize powers they do not have, they should be called out for what they are – usurpers and petty tyrants. And if there is a cause upon which the populist right should unite, it is that elected representatives and executives make the laws and rule the nation. Not judges, and not justices.
Indeed, one of the mightiest forces that has birthed the new populism that imperils the establishment is that unelected justices like Warren and Brennan, and their progeny on the bench, have remade our country without the consent of the governed – and with never having been smacked down by Congress or the president.
Consider. Secularist justices de-Christianized our country. They invented new rights for vicious criminals as though criminal justice were a game. They tore our country apart with idiotic busing orders to achieve racial balance in public schools. They turned over centuries of tradition and hundreds of state, local and federal laws to discover that the rights to an abortion and same-sex marriage were there in Madison’s Constitution all along. We just couldn’t see them.
Trump has warned the judges that if they block his travel ban, and this results in preventable acts of terror on American soil, they will be held accountable. As rightly they should.
Meanwhile, Trump’s White House should use the arrogant and incompetent conduct of these federal judges to make the case not only for creating a new Supreme Court, but for Congress to start using Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution – to restrict the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and to reclaim its stolen powers.
A clipping of the court’s wings is long overdue.
Pat Buchanan, despite his ignorant and arrogant nationalistic fervor, is being anti-American. The Constitution quite clearly gives the Supreme Court the authority to determine whether acts taken by the executive or legislative branch violate the restrictions found in that document. Buchanan doesn’t want checks and balances because he favors a president who is much more like a dictator, who can do whatever he wants. That is the very opposite of the established Constitutional order.