“SCOTUS” OR “PCOTUS”????
SCOTUS, The acronym for the Supreme Court of the United States has been in use for several years, apparently among young people who don’t know that S. CT has been the abbreviation in use for generations, if not centuries. Merriam-Webster.
I used to respect this group of nine supposedly honest, ethical, educated jurists who are appointed to evaluate legal disputes and render decisions based on the law, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I am also well-educated, a successful businessman and apparently spend more time watching the destruction of our freedoms than all nine of them. There is one major difference, I am not, and never intended to be a lawyer. I lost respect for and I have little confidence in any lawyer who has to be a politician to make a living. This brings me to explain my word, “PCOTUS” which is the correct definition of what used to be our Supreme Court. These nine people no longer deserve to have the word “Supreme” as any part of their title.
PCOTUS, my acronym for the Political Court of the United States which should be the official title. Seeing this court diminish into nothing more than rendering political opinions that help the political part they support. I have read the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and understand the laws of the land. These documents are not mysteries written as a novel to see if you can solve a crime. I will admit some laws like the Affordable Care Act, (ACA,) currently under review by “Pcotus” is one of the best mysterious documents ever produced by any Congress. Year by year the army of Congressional lawyers who suck on the government teat astound me in how they have mastered the art of distortion and secrecy in laws that the average American would never understand. It appears that over my lifetime Law Schools must have included courses in “Chicanery”, “Political Justice” as well as “Distortion”. It appears that some law schools have also included lying, misrepresentation and unethical methods. I have several grandchildren who are lawyers and let me be clear that my feelings about lawyers is focused on those elected or working in any government position. Even though some these grandchildren are Liberal, it appears they have the ability to make an honest living. They all have enough common sense to know right from wrong.
The current case regarding the ACA is just another screw up by the lawyers who wrote the act and the 100% democratic vote to enact it without even reading the words. It is no secret that Obama and every Democrat would abolish all State laws if they could. It would not surprise me to see Obama try to do this by executive order.
PCOTUS has been reviewing this document since it was published. The Progressive-Liberal race to Socialize our Republic found the perfect “Dupe” in President Obama to finish off the socialization of medical care which was the dream of Hillary Clinton 25 years ago. The only roadblock the Democrats have had for the past several years is that they can’t get at least five Justices on the “Political Court” to change the Constitution to support mandatory Socialism. Even many of our Republican Presidents have been supporters of this change and some running now just hide behind smoke screens to get elected. We will likely see the “PCOTUS” ignore the law again as they have done previously when Justice Roberts sold out and ignored States Rights in a previous decision.
These Justices are holding lifetime jobs, make rather nice salaries for working about three months a year and at least four of them just ignore the laws of the land. Just because Obama ignores the laws we have four Justices who just vote as a block to support his agenda. The media has already ruled that any decision that makes Congress fix the mess will be unfair to too many people. Compassion is not a government decision, it’s either lawful or unlawful.
If President Obama and the 100% Democratic vote to create the ACA was wrong then Congress must fix it themselves. Sadly politics used to be limited to two legs of our government, the Legislative and Executive branches. Laws are now enforced as fairness rather than what is right or wrong under the law.
Now that I hope I have your attention let me introduce you to the current “PCOTUS” members. To make sure you see no age bias I am older than all nine of them as I will be 85 on August 31st. Statistics that I will share have thankfully not caught up with me yet. None of us have a contract for our lifespan and I am blessed. I hope and pray that the Justices are also blessed. Ruth Ginsburg (82) was born March 15, 1933. Antonin Scalia (79) was born March 11, 1936. Anthony Kennedy (78) was born July 23, 1936. Stephen Breyer (76) was born August 15, 1938. Samuel Alito (65) was born April 1, 1950. Sonia Sotomayor (60) was born June 25, 1954. John Roberts (60) was born January 27, 1955. The baby, Elena Kagan (55) was born April 28, 1960. I have one daughter older than the last four and two more children older than the last three.
I did some research to let you see how comfortable you feel having elderly (65+) Justices. Americas leading causes of death after 65 is; 1. A Heart Attack, 2. Cancer, 3. A Stroke, 4. Is a tie, COPD and Diabetes. 5. Pneumonia/Influenza. The health issue that scares me the most is Alzheimer’s. I read that roughly 19% of men will contact this horrible disease if they live long enough. It is only about 13% for women. Based on the mass of five to four votes to decide whether something is lawful or un-lawful tends to reflect that we likely have some Justices who might be having problems.
Every employee that is over 65 and draws a check from the government should have to be tested for Dementia and then once every year if they continue to serve. If all 535 members of Congress were made to take this test, regardless of age, we would not have to worry about term limits. I doubt that half of them could pass 12th grade exams.
If none of the PCOTUS members die before or after the next President is sworn-in, the balance of power in this Court will change the course of history. If the Progressive-Liberal democrats, likely Hillary Clinton, is our next President there will never be another conservative government elected. We have seen what our hate-filled President and a conservative Congress have accomplished, “Nothing”. This will be the end of our two-party government as the rules to elect our President will be changed to eliminate the weighted Electoral College method.
I suppose I should just ignore what is happening, live out my days ignoring the loss of freedoms we have already given up. That is what most Americans seem to desire including some in my own family. That will not happen as long as I am alive and I do hope my heirs have a better life than I have lived.
I proudly display my Conservative views with a bumper sticker on my car. It has a picture of an Eagle with the following words;
“I WILL FIGHT SOCIALISM UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER, THEN I WILL FIGHT ON THE ICE!