Why the Fuss?

Written by Thorin Anderson

Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 78 that the U.S. Supreme Court would be the weakest branch of government because it had “no influence over either the sword or the purse.”  Why then the panic and flaming hair on the Democrat side of the isle with the elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to that Court?  What gives?  She claims to be an originalist, and by definition an originalist ignores his or her own policy preferences and yields to the intention of the U.S. Constitution’s drafters.  This should bother no one, but it really, really upsets the Democrats.

It is clear then that the Democrats are at odds with the Founders on the role of the U.S. Supreme Court.  The question is, in what way or ways do they oppose the Founders?

The Democrats have been strident in their attacks against President Trump saying that he has no respect for the U.S. Constitution and that they have a most solemn duty to protect the Country from one who so despises our Founding Document.  It is they, however, who actually hate the U.S. Constitution, as evidenced by their constantly seeking ways to undermine the First and Second Amendments.  And, while they feign love for it when it is politically expedient, there is no longer any doubt among those watching that it is so much rubbish under their feet.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself was on the record stating that if the U.S. Constitution were being voted on today she would oppose it.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts, during Barrett’s hearing, in possibly the most disgraceful and disgusting speech ever from a sitting Senator stated that “originalism is racist. . . .sexist. . .homophobic,” and “a fancy word for discrimination.”

What underlies Democrats’ disdain for the U.S. Constitution?  It is simple.  The U.S. Constitution places the ultimate power of the nation in the hands of you and me, the people!  It is overwhelmingly clear that the U.S. Constitution was designed to make the accumulation of power by any person or group of people in government extremely difficult.  First, the three branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary are set as “checks and balances” against each other.  Then the responsibilities of each branch brings them into accountability with the public commensurate with their “power.”  The only branch given the power of the purse, new legislation, and waging war face the voters every two years!

It is thus certain that the Founders intended that “we the people” hold the real reins of power.  And that is the rub for Democrats.  They want power, all the power, for themselves!

One cannot listen long to Democrat leaders without discerning their disdain for us, the “average” Americans.  To Hilary Clinton we are her “Basket of deplorables,” and Joe Biden calls us “Chumps!”  They see themselves as vastly better able to run things top-down (as are all communist states) than to let you and me make our own decisions.  Their perennial efforts to raise our taxes proves they see themselves far wiser at spending the money we earn than we are.

In a very strange irony it appears that the Left has come to the same conclusion about mankind that John Calvin did: “Mankind is totally depraved.”  The difference: they exempt themselves from that categorization.  Also, while traditional evangelicalism has held to the doctrine of depravity, we have also accepted the biblical teachings of free-will, God’s love and the redeemability of man.  The Democrats see us as mere pawns to be exploited or sheep to be shorn.

Most Americans would suggest that if you want to make changes to the country, do it the right way: run for the legislature and present your ideas and changes you seek to that body and get laws enacted to accomplish your objectives.  Democrats have come to the conclusion that the majority of the Country will never see things their way, (we are too stupid an/or irredeemably evil) so they have largely abandoned the Constitutional way of bringing about change.

Which brings us to their rage and panic at Barrett’s installation on the highest court.  For decades the Democrats have seen that they can achieve their legislative goals by promoting kindred spirits to the U.S. Supreme Court and through judicial activism implement “laws” they could never get a majority of Americans to support otherwise. Their efforts have largely undermined the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers, and had they succeeded in keeping Barrett off the U.S. Supreme Court and then won the White House and U.S. Senate next week, they would have nearly completed their goal of taking all significant power out of our hands, that is America’s citizens.

Unfortunately, though we bested them with Barrett’s placement on the Court, their plans have not been altogether foiled yet.  Losing in Barrett’s appointment was a major blow to their plans, but now they have made it abundantly clear that they will take no more chances.  If they win the presidency and gain control of the U.S. Senate they will do whatever is necessary to take the authority the U.S. Constitution delegates to us, the citizens, and hoard it to themselves.  They intend to pack the U.S. Supreme Court, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party, add D.C. and Puerto Rico as states, which will give them four more Democrat Senators, and eliminate the Electoral College, which, in rendering national elections into simple majority vote, places the presidential election in the hands of New York and California, which Democrats completely control.  (At that point all the hundreds of millions of voters in the smaller states, about 45 of them, will no longer have any say in presidential politics).  There may well never be another Republican president again, ever!  We will then be governed by a Democrat/Progressive oligarchy.  Our democratic republic will have ended.

This is what the screaming and hair pulling is all about. Barrett’s ascent to the High Bench jammed their gears, at least temporarily, but it may also be a “Haman” moment (for those who know their Bible).  For you who don’t, in brief: Haman, the second highest official in ancient Persia, wanted desperately to eliminate a little known Jew named Mordecai and his people.  But in his zeal to destroy them he ended up destroying himself!  The Jewish Feast of Purim celebrates their great deliverance from Haman’s hatred.  It may be that with the Democrats’ hatred for Amy Coney Barrett, a woman of impeccable character, extraordinary intelligence and demeanor they will have overplayed their hand and seriously undermined their long-term plans.

I suppose we will find out next week whether their loss to conservatives in Barrett’s promotion is the Democrat’s last loss, or the first of their dominoes to fall.



Rev. Thorin Anderson is a member of the Advisory Council to IFI/IFA and the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Anderson has faithfully pastored at Parkwood Baptist Church since September 8, 2000. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Central Seminary.  He and his wife Toni have 7 children.



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