With the presidential election only 24 days away, some thought must be given to the future aims and ambitions of the now truly radical, Democratic Party, should Joe Biden be elected president on November 3rd, the Democrats hold the majority in the House of Representatives, and succeed in gaining the majority of the United States Senate. While both Biden and Kamala Harris have refused to answer questions repeatedly posed to them, on vital issues such as: whether they are in favor of “packing” the Supreme Court with additional justices beyond the nine that have comprised the Court for the last 151 years; whether they approve the abolition of the 233-year old filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, or whether they agree to pushing statehood bills through the new Congress for the admission of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as states of the union (thus guaranteeing four additional permanent Democratic senators), among others issues, the punditry class and the Mainstream Media, have not been so shy! Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D.-Ca.), the Speaker’s far-Left House firebrands, and the radical Leftist agitators masquerading as political commentators in the Mainstream Media, have repeatedly threatened that “everything is on the table” should they gain control of the White House and both Houses of Congress on November 3rd. Their goal: the complete restructuring of the federal government and its relationship to the citizens of the United States, to ensure the creation of a Soviet-style, one-party state and the perpetual ownership of the White House by the Democratic Party! The Democratic Party, now controlled by individuals that can only be described as socialists, intends to gain permanent and ultimately dictatorial power, with little, if no input from what would remain of the Republican Party and the millions of conservative Americans, through the following means:
(1) Abolition of the Filibuster Rule in the U.S. Senate:
The abolition of the Filibuster Rule in the U.S. Senate by the Democratic Leftists, would be the key radical change that would make possible, all of the following radical changes to the Supreme Court, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, future presidential elections, the structure of the federal government and Washington’s power over the people.
The structure of the federal government, created by the U.S. Constitution drafted and ratified in the 1790s, set up a two-chamber Congress, comprising of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House was directly elected by those citizens which, at the time, were authorized to exercise their franchise; the number of members of each state’s delegation to the House being allocated by the population of each state as determined by a census to be conducted every ten years. The Senate, in contrast, was elected by each state’s legislature; each state electing two senators, despite the population of the state. This original constitutional plan, later altered by the Seventeenth Amendment which provided for the direct election of senators in 1913, created an obvious difference between the two legislative bodies as the House, directly elected by the people, reflected the mood, at the time, of the people, whereas the Senate, representing the individual states, exerted a more, measured conservative point of view.
The Constitution provides that both the House of Representatives and the Senate “shall make their own rules.” Consequently, the House from the beginning, has been and is, to this day, an absolute dictatorship in which the majority has total and absolute control and the minority can do little but offer comment and attempt to persuade members of the majority to defect and join the minority to defeat proposed legislation. The machinations of the current Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives is a perfect example of the power of the majority to exercise total control to pass or to block legislation, to conduct investigations, valid or not, and to even pass specious articles of impeachment against a sitting president of the opposition party.
The Senate, in contrast, from the very beginning, passed rules that protected the rights of the minority party in the Senate to exert influence and, if the minority controlled enough seats, to actually block legislation introduced by the party controlling the majority of seats in the Senate. This power was first labeled the “filibuster” in the 1850s. The existence of the filibuster rule over the past 233 years has resulted in the Senate being largely forced to pass bipartisan measures, requiring the contribution and ultimately consent of the minority party, in light of the power of the minority to potentially block legislation offered by, at times, the hot-headed House of Representatives. Supposedly, George Washington is said to have told Thomas Jefferson that the framers “had created the Senate to “cool” House legislation just as a saucer was used to cool hot tea.”
In the current 100 member Senate, if 40 senators object to legislation, the minority party can block a law from passage. Conversely, if the majority party controls the Senate with at least 60 votes; such as in 2009 when the Democrats passed Obamacare, legislation can be passed over the objections of the minority party that controls less than 40% of the body – the filibuster is then neutralized. This formula has been in existence, with various ratios, since the founding of the Republic on bills involving legislation. In 1975, the filibuster rule was changed from then empowering only 1/3 of senators to filibuster legislation to the current ratio of 40%.
On proposed appointments to the executive and the judicial branches, for which the Senate has the power of “advice and consent”, as opposed to legislation, the history of the filibuster has had a more complicated history. While technically, the filibuster rule was available to block appointments of Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers, federal judges, etc., from the founding of the Republic, there existed a tradition that allowed only a majority vote by the Senate to confirm appointments by a sitting president. This tradition continued until 2003, when the then-minority leader of the Senate, Harry Reid (D.-Nv.) commenced utilizing the filibuster rule to block proposed appointments by George W. Bush’s administration. Later in 2013, when Barack Obama was president and the Democrats now had the majority in the Senate, the now-majority leader Reid exercised what became known as the “nuclear option” to abolish the filibuster rule for all proposed appointments with the exception of Supreme Court justices. Consequently, only 51 votes, as opposed to 60 senators, were then required to confirm President Obama’s nominations.
When the Republicans regained control of the Senate in 2014 and Donald Trump unexpectedly was elected President in November, 2016, the tables were turned. In April, 2017, the Republican majority of the Senate , led by majority-leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.), completed Harry Reid’s overall of the filibuster rule for appointments, by providing for only a majority vote to confirm proposed appointments to the Supreme Court as well, which led, of course, to the confirmation of Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and now, perhaps Amy Coney Barrett.
In light of the fact that Harry Reid’s vandalism of the tradition that only a majority vote was required to confirm proposed appointments was imposed only seventeen years ago in 2003, Mitch McConnell’s rule change that allowed confirmation of Supreme Court justices in 2017, as well as all other proposed cabinet officers, judges etc., by a majority vote, merely reestablished the tradition of majority vote confirmations for appointments that went back to the founding of the Republic. However, today’s threat from the radical Left to abolish the Senate’s minority party’s filibuster power to block legislation, as opposed to merely appointments, would be a truly radical step that would trash the 233-year old structure of the United States Senate and make the Senate a diminutive copy of the dictatorial House of Representatives where the minority party has no rights. As previously noted, the Constitution states that “each House shall make its own rules.” Should Joe Biden be elected President and the majority of the Senate passes to the radical Democrats, it would be perfectly constitutional for Chuck Schumer and his minions to abolish the filibuster rule for legislation as well. All of the following fundamental changes to the federal government and its relationship to the people, would then flow from this radical, history-shattering act:
(2) “Packing” the Supreme Court with additional Justices:
The Supreme Court has comprised of a total of nine Justices for 151 years, since 1869. Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi’s blatant threats to “pack” the Supreme Court with perhaps 6 (!) additional Leftist justices to overwhelm the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and what would be the new 6-3 conservative majority on the Court would be a truly radical step, forever altering the Supreme Court from a neutral, judicial body to a politically-tinged super legislature, for which there is no recourse of appeal. As of this minute, opinion polls indicate that a large majority of the American public are opposed to altering the 151-year old structure of the Supreme Court by changing the number of sitting justices. That is most likely is why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to answer the question of whether they favor “packing” the Court, stating that “after the election, you will learn of (our) views on this issue!” Further, on Friday, October 9, 2020 Biden outrageously told reporters that the voting public does not “deserve” to know his stance on Court “packing” until after the election! Should the Mainstream Media suddenly take interest on this fundamental issue and force the Democratic candidates to answer this question, if Biden and Harris should respond “yes”, that could well alienate a large percentage of swing voters (if the Media actually begins educating them on the consequences of this precedent-shattering step.) In contrast, in the unlikely event that Biden and Harris state “no” to Court “packing”, that would turn-off their far-Left base! In one of the last televised interviews of the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, she stated that “nine is a good number for the Supreme Court.” Further, footage has been discovered this week, of then-Senator Biden in 1983, stating that notion of packing the Supreme Court would be a “bone-headed move.” But, that was then!
Despite what the Media echo chamber has been blaring that Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Barrett is an illegitimate, unconstitutional move, 29 times in the country’s history has a sitting president, in the final year of his term, nominated a justice to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Amy Coney Barrett’s ascension to the Court prior to the upcoming election is especially vital now, to break a potential 4-4 tie on litigation that will no doubt reach the Supreme Court based on the chaos that will ensue from the national mail-in voting “experiment.” It is a historical fact that pressure was put on the then-elderly Justice Ginsberg in 2016 to resign, allowing Barack Obama to fill her seat in the final year of his term. However, Justice Ginsberg declined, stating that sitting on the Court was “her life’s work”, no doubt assuming that when she would subsequently vacate the seat, for whatever reason, Hillary Clinton would nominate her replacement. But Donald Trump won the election in 2016! Despite the clamor from the Left, historical precedent is clear that it was the results of the 2016 presidential election and not the upcoming election, where the American people spoke on how to theoretically fill any vacant seat of the Supreme Court, including the position held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett’s nomination and probable confirmation was also aided by the GOP’s gain of three seats in the Senate during the 2018 midterm elections, due mainly to the outrageous behavior of the Democrats during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings! As the wise philosopher once said: “karma is a bitch!”
Title 28 United States Code Section 1, states:
“The Supreme Court of the United States shall consist of a Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices, any six of whom shall constitute a quorum.” – June 25, 1948
When Chuck Schumer and his radical, leftist minions in the Senate, should they enjoy a new Democratic majority as of January 3, 2021, proceed to vote the unprecedented, constitution-shattering measure to eliminate the 233-year old filibuster rule on legislation, as opposed to confirmation of appointments, it is expected that the first vote that the Democrats will then undertake with a mere 51 vote majority, will be to repeal the above-cited statute that codified the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, and thus end the 151-year composition of the Court. Thereafter, Joe Biden would proceed to nominate new additional justices; the current betting is that six new, radical Left judges will be picked, to increase the Court to fifteen members. Schumer’s majority will then proceed to conduct hearings on the new nominations and confirm each of these new judges, each with the minimum of 51 votes, thus resetting the Leftist vs. Conservative justice ratio from 3 to 6 to 9 to 6! As a consequence of these radical moves, the Supreme Court will lose all legitimacy as it will be viewed by the majority of the country as a partisan super legislature, the make-up of which can be altered by current prevailing trends, at the majority party’s whim!
(3) Erosion of the Bill of Rights by the expanded Supreme Court:
Once the Supreme Court has been expanded beyond all recognition, it seems clear that the new bloated Court will not only promptly move to fend off any and all challenges to Roe v. Wade, but also move to overturn Heller v. District of Columbia, where in a 5-4 decision, Justice Antonin Scalia held that the Second Amendment did indeed grant an individual right to bear arms. Another case on the chopping block would be Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission, where the Court, also in a 5-4 decision, held that the free speech clause of the First Amendment prohibited government from limiting political campaign contributions by corporations, labor unions and other associations. Also expect the freedom of religion clause to sharply be curtailed when challenged by the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for religious organizations to provide contraception coverage in the revisiting of the Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania case, or in cases involving when freedom of religion is balanced against LGBTQ rights. Labor unions will prevail over state laws that guarantee secret ballots in union elections. “Right to Work Laws”, which allow workers the option of not joining a union, will be struck down. No-bail laws would be upheld, to the detriment of local communities. The draconian measures imposed by state governors during the COVID-19 pandemic will be sustained. The abolition of I.C.E. and the decision to no longer enforce existing immigration laws will be upheld, as well as free health care for illegal aliens. Confiscatory taxation to fund this new utopian “paradise-on-earth” will also be upheld as the American economy crashes due to massive increases in regulation, taxation and the elimination of domestic energy production. Once the massive mandates of the Green New Deal is put into effect, it would not be expected that the expanded Court would favor challenges to the onerous edits of the Green New Deal, which will cost trillions of dollars, based on violations of the due process clause of the Constitution. Finally, while statehood for the District of Columbia and the abolition of the Electoral College would seem to require constitutional amendments, as each are specifically mentioned in the Constitution, it is uncertain how “creative” the new radical Left justices would be, in coming up with tortured reasonings on how the new Congress can do the job on its own!
DC statehood would add two more perpetual Democratic senators, representing a geographical zone less than half the size of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or Houston! Abolishment of the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote in deciding the presidency, would result in campaigns focusing only on the large population states such as California, Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois and the rest of the country – the Republican heartland, would be forever more ignored. Such a move could well plant the seeds for a new civil war!
(4) Statehood Bill for Puerto Rico
The Democratic House and the Senate, without the filibuster, will most likely also pass a Statehood Bill for Puerto Rico, thus most likely guaranteeing two perpetual Democratic senators, if the citizens of the island vote to be admitted as a state of the union. In past plebiscites, both votes for statehood as well as votes for independence have repeatedly failed, the majority of Puerto Ricans being content with the status of the island as a commonwealth, rather than a state of the United States. However, this might now change with the encouragement of the new radical Democratic party.
(5) Citizenship Bill for the 30-40 million illegal alien residents in the country
The radical Democratic House and Senate, without the filibuster, will then most likely proceed to pass a citizen bill granting full citizenship, including the right to vote, to the 30-40 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. This Act, which would grant the right to vote to millions of individuals who originally lived in socialist-run countries and have little knowledge or experience with American free-market capitalism, history and heritage, and who already lean Democratic, will no doubt put the final stamp on a perpetual Democratic one-party state. As a result, no Republican will become President of the United States for the foreseeable future, if ever!
(6) Nancy Pelosi’s bill to create a Presidential Disability Commission for “future presidents”
On Friday, October 9th, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presented a bill that will be voted on by the radical Democratic House, to establish a Presidential Disability Commission, as provided for but never previously enacted by Congress, in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. That Amendment, which partly deals with presidential succession in cases where a president becomes mentally disabled, states that when the Vice President and a majority of cabinet officers or a majority of such other body as Congress may create, determines that a president has become incapable of carrying out the duties of his office, the Vice President shall become Acting President, unless the President responds that he is functional, upon which both Houses of Congress vote to determine whether to remove the President by a 2/3 vote. Note that during the press conference, Speaker Pelosi stated that this Bill will apply to “future presidents”, which could only mean Joseph Robinette Biden! It is obvious that the radical Democrats are openly planning to supplant the alleged “moderate” Biden with Kamala Harris, who has been rated as the farthest Left senator in the current U.S. Senate, even farther left than Bernie Sanders! If the Biden/Harris ticket wins on November 3rd, how far beyond January 20, 2021 would Biden serve as President before Harris and this Commission determines that he must be replaced with the radical Vice-President Harris? Before October 9th, it had been noted in various circles that moderate “Lunch Bucket Joe” is merely serving as the Trojan Horse for the far-Left wing of the Democratic Party. After Pelosi’s curious press conference; one would think that such a declaration would be made only after the election, Biden’s role as the Trojan Horse for the Democratic Socialists is now obvious!
Based on all of the probabilities that have been here discussed, the election of November 3, 2020 will be easily be the most consequential election since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860! For all of those voters that remain undecided, for all of those independent voters that have not yet made up their minds, for those voters that do not like Donald Trump because of his tweets or his bombastic style, for those senior voters who intend to vote for Joe Biden when persuaded that Donald Trump would falsely destroy Social Security or raise prescription prices based on false propaganda advertisements financed by Big Pharma in response to the president’s executive order to buy cheaper medications abroad, and for those Never-Trumper Republicans who swear never to vote for Donald Trump, this country is truly hurtling toward the precipice! A vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will end the United States of America as we know it, forever, and create a perpetual, one-party, socialist and largely dictatorial state!
Please vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence!
And please vote for your local Republican congressional and senatorial candidates!
-The Chicago Patriot