“It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.” Philosopher David Hume
While watching the Vice Presidential debates last Thursday night I realized just how dangerous an Obama-Biden ticket is to a free America. It was bad enough that Sen. Biden started by demonstrating the liberal propensity to lie with his rewriting history in order to legitimize President Clinton’s intervention in the Balkan Civil War by falsely claiming genocide. And never mind the more than a dozen substantiated lies about global warming, the economy, tax increases, and his, Obama’s and McCain’s positions and voting record. It was his admission of the liberal view of the judiciary that should scare the hell out of any freedom loving American. Sen. Biden, like all liberal politicians, “hope” it won”t by relying on those who are incapable of critical thinking, uniformed, misinformed or just plain ignorant.
The founding fathers created our Constitutional Republic with three branches of government, the Legislative (Congress), the Executive (President) and the Judiciary (Courts), for a reason. This was too prevent totalitarian control of the population. The U.S. Constitution was adopted to protect American citizens from government and protect property rights to ensure economic freedom. Thomas Jefferson warned against the power of the judiciary when he said, “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”
Liberals understand Jefferson’s warning and know they can not implement their Marxist policies and anti-traditional American values by the ballot box. The American public votes them down with large majorities every time. So as Sen. Biden admitted, liberals turn to the courts to over-rule the vote of the electorate. Liberal’s consider the U.S. Constitution subservient to their personal and political views. Obama would appoint judges of the “correct” liberal ideology, who ignore the 9th Amendment, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people” and interpret it as an instrument to empower judges and liberal government.
A brief review of a few decisions illustrates how liberal activist judges and courts are abolishing our rights and freedoms a little at a time. They are abolishing property rights like in Wickard v. Filburn (1942) where the court held Congress could regulate a farmer’s growing of wheat for his own use on his own property. In Kelo v. New London (2005) the court ruled government could take private property other than for direct “public use.” They attack Freedom of Speech like in Harper v. Poway Unified School District (2006) where Carter appointee Judge Stephen Reinhardt created a new right “to be free from certain kinds of offensive viewpoints.” Of course, liberals define offensive (opposing) viewpoints. Liberals use the courts to over-rule the will of the people like in Plyer v. Doe (1982) where the court ruled state governments are required to provide public education to illegal aliens and in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) the court ruled same-sex sodomy a constitutional right, creating the rationale for the Massachusetts Supreme Court to declare a right to same-sex marriage, after the people voted against it. In Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) the court sanctioned liberal racism by ruling the University of Michigan Law School could use race as a factor in admissions so it could achieve a “critical mass” of a particular racial group.
Walter Williams said “I fear that too many Americans have contempt for the principles of liberty and opt for solutions that employ the political arena to forcibly impose their wills on others.” Intellectually deficient liberals and moderates will most likely agree with the intolerant and totalitarian liberal agenda and not recognize the threat to their own freedoms. They will no doubt vote for Obama-Biden to the detriment of America and its posterity.