Having good people with integrity and a strict interpretation of the Constitution for the Supreme Court Justice office is an absolute must if our freedoms are to remain intact.
The Founding Fathers realized that unscrupulous men could eventually gain control of our government and try to “fundamentally transform” it into something completely unrecognizable as a representative republic, which is why the Founders included the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. But when judges are corrupt, they can attempt to take away our rights by simply changing the way the text in the constitution is interpreted, to say that it means the opposite of what the Founders intended.
That is why we need people on the Supreme Court like Neil Gorsuch, who is an “originalist,” meaning that he interprets the constitution according to the original intent of the men who wrote and signed it. The Democrats fear a man like that being a sitting Supreme Court Justice, which is why they vehemently oppose his confirmation. And this is how they’re doing it.
Liberal Democrat Chuck Schumer
NBC News reported:
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced the delay of a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday. The one-week delay in sending the nomination to the full Senate comes as the partisan battle lines over his final confirmation votes begin to harden.
At least 17 Democrats have come out in opposition to Gorsuch and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that he will filibuster the nominee, which means he’ll force a 60-vote threshold once it clears the committee.
With Republicans holding 52 seats, they will need at least eight Democrats to vote with them under the current rules to send the nominee forward for a final confirmation vote that would then require a simple majority.
But Republicans do have the extreme option of employing the “nuclear” option — a change of Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not yet tipped his hand on whether he is willing to do that, and it’s not clear that he will have to make that decision as there are still 30 Democrats who haven’t said how they will vote. A change in the rules would become the norm for future Supreme Court nominations, taking away the minority party’s ability to mount a challenge to the lifetime appointments.
The Democrats are basically fighting to hold on to whatever Progressive/Socialist advances Obama made during his attack on our individual rights, as part of his legacy.
Gorsuch will throw a huge monkey wrench in their subversive machinery, something they cannot afford to let happen. However, conservatives cannot afford to lose this seat to another leftist activist judge, PERIOD!
Source: Allen B West