Senate Under No Obligation to Seat Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Under No Obligation to Seat Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Under No Obligation to Seat Obama Supreme Court Nominee

A great debate has erupted in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing. Should the undocumented usurper currently despoiling the People’s House nominate a replacement for Scalia? And if he does, should the senate consider him or her, or should it defer until next year after the lame duck president is replaced?

That the appointment of one man in a nation of more than 323 million people  has created such a hue and cry and further divided the country along partisan lines is a testament to how far removed the U.S. is from a republican form of government.

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Williams C. Jarvis, wrote that “[T]o consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions… would place under the despotism of an oligarchy.” And an oligarchy — a small group of people having control of a country – is where we find ourselves today, as evidenced by recent Supreme Court rulings that have overturned the will of the people.

 

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