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Want to know why Trump and his cronies chose Neil Gorsuch
to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court?

Here's why

"Before graduating, Gorsuch appended a seemingly unbecoming quote
from ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to his yearbook photo:

'The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer' 

Is this guy perfect, or what?

Here's another excerpt which shows that Gorsuch actually thought
that Kissinger's statement was morally acceptable:

"while lauding President Ronald Reagan
for secretly funding the right-wing Contras group in Nicaragua
despite Congress prohibiting such a move.

Before Trump was even inaugurated,
Republicans tried to take over the Ethics Committee and bring it under their control,
giving their game away prematurely.
Embarrassingly, they had to walk it back
and will have to wait until attention is centered elsewhere
before actually taking control of the committee.

I told you that the presidency wasn't the main prize.
The main prize in the 2016 election
was control of the Supreme Court for the next few decades.
Gorsuch is the youngest nominee in a quarter century and not by accident.
When judge Ginsburg croaks or retires,
Conservatives will secure domination for the foreseeable future.
Only the most naive among us believe that "Conservative" justices are impartial
and place integrity and honesty over party loyalty.
Their job is to interpret the Constitution
the way the rich need them to interpret the Constitution.
That's why corporations no longer simply contain people ...
but actually ARE people.

Hang on America - every single day since election night,
without let up, the news has only gotten worse.
The plundering has already begun and it is only going to get worse.

You asked for this America


Trump's immigration ban has been halted by the 9th Circuit Court.
Trump is vowing to appeal "See you in court! "
(Weren't we already in court? And didn't Trump lose?)

Anyway, now you should be able to understand what I told you before:
The big prize in this election wasn't the presidency for the next 4 years ...
it was control of the Supreme Court over the next few decades.

Since a divided Supreme Court would leave the 9th Circuit Court decision intact,
Republicans must rush Gorsuch through the process as quickly as possible;
hopefully in time to sit for this case.

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Here is one reason (out of many)
why Republicans refused to allow Democrats to replace Scalia:

GM heading to Supreme Court to avoid lawsuits

Republicans work for the rich ... and ONLY for the rich.
If this decision is 5-4 down party lines (not really a difficult prediction)
you'll see why they refused to give up control of the Supreme Court.

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A couple of days ago
Judge Scalia voted to block the Earth's attempt
to defend itself against global warming.
He protected the profits of the rich
at the expense of the rest of humanity.

Yesterday, Jesus called him home.
(Translation: Scalia got called on the carpet)

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This is taken from US Supreme Court Chief Justice Taney's opinion
in the 1857 Dred Scott decision, in which Taney stated that slaves were:
"so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect."

As much as we hate to admit it,
even our highest judges can be pig-ass ignorant.

Want a more modern example?

Bill Maher on Justice Scalia (4:27)

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The Conservatives on the Supreme Court no longer even bother
to make a pretense of upholding their oaths.
They simply defecate on our Constitution
and on our Democratic principles with impunity.

Their 5-4 decision this time, proves that the Conservative justices
will continue to use their power
to defeat Democracy whenever it rears its ugly head.

They are "judges" in name only ...
in the same way that North Korea is a "Democratic People's Republic."

Early voting in Ohio blocked by Republicans and Conservative justices

Until the thinking half of the country
can convince the non-thinking half of the country ... to start thinking;
we will continue to slide further into the abyss.

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In our Supreme Court, cases are now routinely, 5-4 decisions
in which the Conservative majority, in order to promote their ideology,
simply justify their desired outcome with embarrassingly flimsy rationalizations.
These judges have desecrated their sworn oaths;
trading in their integrity for political gain.
Our most cherished Constitutional concepts have been shredded in the process.

This Federal judge is a Conservative Christian Republican,
appointed to the bench by George W. Bush in 2002.
Click on his picture if you want to see a model ...
of what every judge in America should aspire to.

They don't come any better than this man.

If there is a Heaven ...
this Christian can walk through the gates with his head held high and proud.

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Remember my recent post where I said
that nearly all Supreme Court decisions these days
break down along party lines?

Well, they did it again.
The Conservative judges no longer even bother
to make a pretense of upholding the Constitution.
They are there to promote the Conservative agenda,
which includes Christian religious domination;
and they simply find any excuse to do so.

Open the word doc and let's look at the flimsy "reasons" they gave
for defecating on our Constitution ... again (4 pages)

Christian fundamentalists now control the judicial branch

Now you know why Conservatives blocked all of Obama's judicial nominations.

2 updates:

American Humanists fight back

Huffington Post's excellent analysis, of the hit, America just took

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Supreme Court upholds Arizona's independent redistricting commission

HERE is the court's opinion

And here is my opinion:

Another 5-4 decision.
Another case of Conservatives attempting to destroy Democracy
and take over the government.

Check out how the justices voted:
straight down party lines ... except for one.

The 4 Liberal justices attempted to save Democracy.
4 of the Conservative judges voted to allow Gerrymandering to continue
which would ensure Conservative control for years to come.
Only one man switched sides.
One man had the courage and integrity to stand up for Democracy
against his Conservative masters.

That man was Justice Anthony Kennedy

All the Conservative justices are really being paid to do,
is to come up with rationalizations
to justify what the rich want them to do.
It really is that simple.

America has no idea how close it came to disaster.
If (I mean "When") the Conservatives win the presidency next year,
and gain complete control of government,
they will replace, at least Liberal Judge Ginsburg, and maybe others,
with judges whom they can count on
to "interpret" the Constitution the way The Plutocrats want them to interpret it.

Then we will really be screwed

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The Lower Courts

Judge Roy Moore will probably go down
as the worst judge in U.S. history.
He's already been removed from office once,
and it looks like he wants to prove that he can do it again.

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Conservatives are always screaming
that Liberals are trying to take away our 2nd Amendment rights.

One of the reasons they try to distract Americans with that lie
is to cover their attempts to take away our rights, granted by ...

the 14th Amendment

That Amendment is a hundred times more important than the 2nd Amendment
and has been a thorn in the side of Conservatives ever since it became law.

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Remember when I said that people are finally starting to understand
that Supreme Court judges are not objective interpreters of the Constitution
but rather, nothing more than political hacks in robes?

Well ... here's the proof

If judges were thought to be fair and honest arbiters of the law
then why would it matter which party made the choice?

(hint: it wouldn't)

The only reason why this is so important
is because both parties know that,
despite the occasional maverick who disappoints,
that their choice will most likely remain loyal to them
in the vast majority of important cases.

For those of you who still don't see the picture clearly ...

this should help

This quote from the article made it especially clear:
"I think most corporations facing class actions
regarded Justice Scalia as a friend.
He has been a thoroughly consistent vote
on their side of the equation.

And here is whom Scalia would have helped win their case:
"Dow was found liable in 2013 by a Kansas jury of
allegedly conspiring to fix prices for polyurethane,
an industrial chemical used in everything
from packaging to car interiors.

No - they weren't found liable of allegedly  conspiring to fix prices;
they were found liable of conspiring to fix prices.
(who slipped that in there, Fox News?)

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While the media went nuts
over an insignificant primary in New Hampshire,
the really huge story that they ignored
was that the Conservative majority on the Supreme Court
continued to protect the profits of the rich
at the expense of everyone else (that would be us).

Obama's coal emission regulation to fight global warming has been blocked

For years now the vast majority of Supreme Court decisions have been 5-4.
That would not be possible if the judges were objectively interpreting the law.
The only explanation that makes sense
is that one group of judges are nothing more than ...

political puppets for the rich

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Conservatives (controlled by The Plutocrats)
allowed Americans to keep Obamacare
(which will cost The Plutocrats very little)
and gave them Gay Marriage
(which will cost them nothing)
in return for ...
the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
and this decision from the Supreme Court:

Another 5-4 Supreme Court decision
protecting the profits of ... The Plutocrats

You are being played Americans.
The Plutocrats are throwing you bones
while they keep all the juicy red meat for themselves.

So it has always been ...
so it is ...
and so it shall always be ...

as long as we allow it

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Oil Baron convicted in deaths of 29 miners.

But it was only a misdemeanor

Is this going to be the new way we treat our Oil tycoons?
Is this how we show our gratitude to the "job creators?" (29 new jobs)

We must stop interferring with Oil execs and let them do their job.
Safety Regulations, as we all know, will only slow down production,
and most importantly ...

antagonize the shareholders

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On 9/11 we were attacked from abroad.

12 years later we face a much bigger and more dangerous enemy ...
the one from within.

The 1%

In 2010 The Plutocrats administered the Coup de grace to American Democracy

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

We now officially live in a Plutocracy (rule by the rich).
What are the chances that we can reverse it?
You would be better off investing ...

in a lottery ticket

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