The country is now at its tipping point with the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, an action undertaken by the Supreme Court in a very corrupt manner with the help of corrupt justices who lied under oath during their confirmation hearings in order to get on the Supreme Court to advance judicial corruption. Make no mistake about it, that is exactly what happened here. Without question the Supreme Court has reached a real nadir. The question now is, what are we —the people— going to do about it? In other words, are we, as a country, going to continue to allow judges who lie under oath at their confirmation hearings to continue to be on the Supreme Court, or are we going to take a stand against it?
We should not forget how we got to this point —nor should we be surprised. After all, this ruling is the direct result of three judges who lied under oath at their confirmation hearings when they vowed to respect the prior precedent of Roe v. Wade what is referred to in legal terms as “Stare Decisis”. Stare Decisis is a concept developed at the common law that means to “stand by things decided”. Neil Gorsuch during his 2017 confirmation hearings testified that Roe was “a precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court. It was reaffirmed in Casey in 1992 and in several other cases.” Planned Parenthood v. Casey was a 1992 decision that affirmed Roe. Gorsuch testified under oath “So a good judge will consider it as precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court worthy as treatment of precedent like any other.” And when Senator Dianne Feinstein pressed him on whether Roe had achieved a status as a “super-precedent,” Gorsuch said that the ruling “has been reaffirmed many times, I can say that.” And then there is Brett Kavanaugh who during his 2018 confirmation hearings echoed Gorsuch by saying that Roe was an “important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times.” And when Senator Feinstein asked him what he meant by “settled law” and whether he believed Roe to be correct law, Kavanaugh said he believed it was “settled as a precedent of the Supreme Court” and should be “entitled the respect under principles of stare decisis.” Kavanaugh also said Casey was a “precedent on precedent.” He said “It is not as if [Roe] is just a run-of-the-mill case that was decided and never reconsidered, but Casey specifically reconsidered it, applied the stare decisis factors, decided to reaffirm it.” And then there is of course Amy Coney Barrett who during her confirmation hearings in 2020, weeks before the November elections, stated under oath that she was committed to obeying “all the rules of stare decisis,” promising that “if a question comes up before me about whether Casey or any other case should be overruled, that I will follow the law of stare decisis, applying it as the court is articulating it, applying all the factors, reliance, workability, being undermined by later facts in law, just all the standard factors." She also said under oath “I promise to do that for any issue that comes up, abortion or anything else.” And of course we should not forget about Samuel Alito who wrote the majority opinion ending Roe who said during his 2006 confirmation hearing that Roe was an “important precedent of the Supreme Court.” He said “it was decided in 1973, so it has been on the books for a long time.” He also said “The more often a decision is reaffirmed, the more people tend to rely on it,” and he went on to say “I think that’s entitled to considerable respect, and of course, the more times that happens, the more respect the decision is entitled to, and that’s my view on that…” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/what-conservative-justices-said-about-roe-at-their-confirmation-hearings/ar-AAYQ0Fc?ocid=uxbndlbing.
Most people knew that these judges were lying at their confirmation hearings, but there were two very stupid senators who allowed themselves to be duped —Senators Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, and Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia. Now, in the aftermath of the ruling, Collins said “This decision is inconsistent with what Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both were insistent on the importance of supporting long-standing precedents that the country has relied upon.” Manchin said he’s “deeply disappointed” in the justices.” and said “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/collins-manchin-suggest-they-were-misled-by-kavanaugh-and-gorsuch-on-roe-v-wade/ar-AAYQcwk?ocid=uxbndlbing, https://www.thedailybeast.com/senator-joe-manchin-feels-betrayed-by-brett-kavanaugh-and-neil-gorsuch-after-roe-v-wade-decision. And let's not forget that back in 2018, during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Collins said “I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/susan-collins-who-voted-for-kavanaugh-and-gorsuch-suggests-supreme-court-justices-misled-her/ar-AAYQaco.
In a floor speech defending her vote for Kavanaugh Collins said “As Judge Kavanaugh asserted to me, a long-established precedent is not something to be trimmed, narrowed, discarded, or overlooked. Its roots in the Constitution give the concept of stare decisis greater weight such that precedent can’t be trimmed or narrowed simply because a judge might want to on a whim. In short, his views on honoring precedent would preclude attempts to do by stealth that which one has committed not to do overtly. Noting that Roe v. Wade was decided 45 years ago, and reaffirmed 19 years later in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, I asked Judge Kavanaugh whether the passage of time is relevant to following precedent. He said decisions become part of our legal framework with the passage of time and that honoring precedent is essential to maintaining public confidence." https://newrepublic.com/article/166894/susan-collins-roe-wade-dobbs-brett-kavanaugh.
It's a shame that we have such stupid people as Susan Collins and Joe Manchin in such high elected positions. But that is what happens when money and political influence is in play, we end up with stupid people in position of authority making stupid decisions that hurt people rather than smart people who wouldn't allow themselves to be so duped as these two idiots were. If there was a remake of the movie "Dumb and Dumber" Susan Collins and Joe Manchin would be perfect for the lead parts.
Representative Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania said that the overturning of Roe v. Wade was done by a “Corruptly seated majority” on the Supreme Court. https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house/watch/rep-dean-rights-of-women-were-overturned-by-a-corruptly-seated-majority-on-scotus-142796869530. I have a deep respect for Representative Dean, but since she is vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, I am somewhat disappointed that she didn’t publicly call for impeachment proceedings against those “corruptly seated” judges on the Supreme Court. After all, it stands to reason that we cannot have “corrupt” judges on the Supreme Court, and since Representative Dean has publicly enunciated that we in fact have “corrupt’ judges on the Supreme Court, those "corrupt" judges need to be eradicated, and as vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee she should initiate steps for that to be done. The Constitution indeed provides a procedure for ousting sitting Supreme Court justices and Representative Dean should avail the Constitution and initiate steps to oust these so called "justices" who she herself characterized as “corrupt”. https://www.ajs.org/how-to-impeach-a-supreme-court-justice/.
It is very interesting that two of the five misfits who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh, were credibly accused of being sexual predators. Clarence Thomas was credibly accused of sexually harassing Anita Hill, a former aide to Thomas at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Brett Kavanaugh was credibly accused of sexually harassing Christine Blasey Ford by locking her in a room and pinning her down on a bed and also sexual abuse allegations from multiple other women when they were in high school. Also, it has been reported that Clarence Thomas groped Moira Smith when she was a young Truman Foundation scholar at an awards dinner party. https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/10/27/13439992/clarence-thomas-anita-hill-moira-smith-sexual-assault. It is unconscionable that two sexual predators would be allowed to take part in a decision that implicates a woman’s right to make sacred decisions about her very own body. https://abcnews.go.com/US/clarence-thomas-anita-hill-supreme-court-confirmation-hearing/story?id=14802217, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/29/republicans-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-dr-christine-blasey-ford, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/julie-swetnick-michael-avenatti-interview_n_5bb1dd52e4b0c7575966a1e3.
And it should be noted that two of the so called “justices”, and I use that term loosely under the circumstances, were nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald J. Trump, a misfit who himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 19 women. https://time.com/5058646/donald-trump-accusers/. And how could we forget about the infamous recording of Trump bragging to Billy Bush of Access Hollywood in a recording obtained by the Washington Post about how he tried to have an affair with a married woman and described how he makes moves on women as he is heard on the recording saying “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.” He also said “And when you’re a star they let you do it… You can do anything.” And he also said “Grab them by the p----,” “You can do anything.” In speaking about a married woman who Trump said he took furniture shopping, Trump said “I did try and f--- her. She was married.” The recording reportedly occurred several months after Trump married his third wife, Melania. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-caught-tape-vulgar-language-women/story?id=42655874. So the reality here is that three of the judges who just overruled Roe v. Wade were nominated by a sexual pervert —Donald J. Trump.
We are on the brink of a civil war in this country and people had better wake up and smell the coffee soon before it is too late. The right wing crazies have basically taken over and we are quickly starting to lose our democracy. The crazies now own a corrupt Supreme Court which pretty much gives them a license to do whatever they want. All of the craziness and eroding of the peoples' rights has been done notwithstanding that the Democrats are in control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House —but the right wing crazies have the Supreme Court in their back pockets— and as long as they own the Supreme Court, they own the country, and as long as they own the Supreme Court, we really no longer have a democracy.
The Democrats have been asleep at the wheel in a lot of different ways and now this is where we are at whether we want to admit it or not. Insanity is now in place and it is going to be very hard to eradicate it. The time for political correctness by the Democrats is over —it didn’t work. We can’t depend on the politicians to safeguard our rights any longer. It is time for a revolution in this country. Remember what the late great John Lewis told us when he said “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and redeem the soul of America.” That time has come!
There is a way out of this problem, and that is by taking the Supreme Court away from the right wing crazies. As a country we need to put pressure on the members of the House and Senate to take the necessary steps to impeach the three judges who lied at their confirmation hearings —Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Yes, those are drastic measures, but these are very drastic times. The question is, do we continue to be weak and allow the crazies to overrun us as they have been doing, or do we fight back and heed John Lewis’s words when he told us “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and redeem the soul of America.” The only way we can get our democracy back is by cleansing the Supreme Court of the miscreants that the crazies have put in. But we need to do it soon while we still have a Constitution in place that allows us to do it, or it will be too late later on if the crazies continue to grab power and we no longer have a Constitution. So are we going to sit still, or are we going to do something about it as a country? I say we should fight back! Let's make it crystal clear to our elected federal representatives that we want the judges on the Supreme Court who lied at their confirmation hearings —Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett— impeached! They should be forever disrobed! Let's stand together and get the job done!