SCOTUS Sans Antonin Scalia

In an article written before its time, Steven Crowder has hit the nail on the head with tyranny coming from SCOTUS. Here’s an excerpt with relevant quotes from our founders.

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The founders gave us a system of three separate but co-equal branches of government. That means the President doesn’t get to write executive orders, and it means the Supreme Court doesn’t get to determine our national morality.

None of the three branches is to hold a position of power which is higher than the others. Today, that is exactly what SCOTUS is doing. Rather than return the Affordable Care Act to Congress for corrections, they swept in to do Congress’ job for them. Rather than allow states to determine their own laws on marriage (as they do with divorce, custody, legal fault etc.), they’ve swept in to do the job in place of “we the people.”

Unshackled by the burdens of modern political correctness,  we now punt to some of the greatest men and minds in our nation’s history, providing their most relevant quotes as pertaining to the overreach we now see from the Supreme Court:

“The powers properly belonging to one of the departments ought not to be directly and completely administered by either of the other departments. It is equally evident, that none of them ought to possess, directly or indirectly, an overruling influence over the others, in the administration of their respective powers. It will not be denied, that power is of an encroaching nature, and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison

“A question arises whether all the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judicial, shall be left in this body? I think a people cannot be long free, nor ever happy, whose government is in one Assembly.” – John Adams

Madison SCOTUS “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” – James Madison

“[N]othing in the Constitution has given [the judiciary] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the executive to decide for them. Both magistracies are equally independent in the sphere of action assigned to them… the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional, and what are not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature & Executive also, in their spheres, would make the judiciary a despotic branch.“- Thomas Jefferson

“[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” – Alexander Hamilton

 

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One thought on “SCOTUS Sans Antonin Scalia

  1. the federal government’s authority is listed in what is called it’s “enumerated powers” . Anything not listed in those powers (about 22 of them) the federal gov’t has no authority over. Marriage is not one of those “enumerated powers” Executive orders ONLY apply to federal agencies and employees, not private citizens, because the Constitution doesn’t give the executive branch or the judicial branch law making powers.

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