This will be a short post. It’s election day here near KC. Up for election is our local Mayor, the City Council and some slots for the school board. I attended a candidate’s forum last week. With a couple of exceptions, the candidates were mostly fiscal conservatives. I suspect from the equivocation of some their responses, their conservative leanings were more for show than actual practice.
Be that as it may, I’m volunteering for a candidate at a poll site later today. In the rain if the radar plot for an incoming front is accurate. At least it’ll be a warm rain.
I posted an item on my facebook page this item last night.
Hey, O’bozo! It’s not judicial activism to uphold the Constitution.
Continuing on that theme, here is an item that arrived in my e-mail this morning.
President Obama on Monday warned the Supreme Court against overturning his health care law, saying such a decision would set a dangerous precedent that gives the nation’s highest court veto power over Congress.“Ultimately I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said, employing some of his strongest language to date as the Supreme Court’s contemplates the constitutionality of 2010 health care law.Obama argued that conservatives, the strongest critics of his health care reforms, should share his concerns over the potential power grab by politically appointed justices.“I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly-constituted and passed law,” he said. “Well this is a good example and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”Obama repeatedly declared his certainty that the court would uphold the law following three days of oral arguments last week. The court is expected to announce its decision in June.“I’m confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld,” Obama said.
Evidently, constitutional scholar and professor Obama has never heard of Mayberry v. Madison, a case that established judicial review of the Supreme Court over Congress. And from their comments, neither have Justices Breyer, Ginsberg, Sotomayor nor Kagan.
Speculation abounds that someone in the know has leaked last Friday’s confidential vote on Obamacare by the Justices. Elena Kagan was Obama’s Solicitor General who drafted the arguments when in that position that were used as the defense for Obamacare last week.
She should have recused herself. It is significant she did not proving she’s nothing more than a political hack and a liberal rubber stamp. But, why should we not expect better from our current gangster government.
With that, I’m off to do my small part in the fight against liberals and governmental gangsterism—by voting.