David Dow at the Daily Beast has a terrific idea: Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law
The Roberts Court's rulings appear to be a concerted effort to send us back to the Gilded Age. If they dump the Affordable Care Act, writes David Dow, we should dump them.
Hell and Yes! Down with Tyranny POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!
So let me make sure I get this. By using Dow's logic, if I get pulled over by a patrolman and gives me a ticket for speeding, and, after I take him to court and am found guilty all I have to do is invoke my magical liberal powers and impeach the judge because I didn't like his decision? After all, I don't know much about the law but I know what I want!!
I just love how liberals' going in position is almost alway scorched-Earth tempy-tantrums when they don't get their way. "OH MY GOD THE SUMPEME COURT IS DOING IT"S JOB? WE GOTTA GET RID OF THEM!"
I think what Mr. Dow is missing here is that once upon a time this country was a country bound by respect of the law. The highest law of the land being the Constitution. I know, I know it was written by a bunch of men in powdered wigs (sigh - now that's a fashion statement) and short pants buckled at the knee so what in God's name would they know about what we need in today's fast paced society?
I hate to break it to you Mr. Dow but the founders explicitly set up congress (and specifically the Senate) for inaction rather than action (60 vote requirement). They saw what sudden and ill-thought out legislation could do to a country both economically and to its security. So they made it very very difficult to make changes without bi-partisan support.
However, the only way the Senate could pass O-Care in the first place was by playing parliamentary tricks circumventing both tradition and the Constitution. And now that their pet experiment is threatened - gasp - they suddenly find the separation of powers way too cumbersome and demand it be destroyed. These mouth-breathers are just stunned that the Supreme Court might-just might-have a legitimate issue with the constitutionality of the law.
Liberals are so predictable. If you don't agree with them, rather than a reasoned debate, they opt for anarchy. Sad but not unexpected.
Exit Question: where the hell were these pearl-clutchers when Hot-Rod-Harry Reid was trampling the Constitution to get this piece of crap through the Senate?