In prepping for my last post, I found an article by Think Progress about the threatening letter to the Supreme Court from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
It’s the same bullshit opinion other Left-leaning sites have written about the topic.
What stood out to me was a part of the last paragraph.
In other words, Republicans may come to find that by seizing control of the judiciary through constitutional hardball, they did so much damage to their prize that it is no longer worth having. The Whitehouse brief is an early warning sign that Democratic elected officials are, at the very least, ambivalent about whether they should obey courts that are increasingly seen as illegitimate. If those courts push too hard, that ambivalence could harden into something that will do permanent damage to judicial power.
This is the next stage for the Democrat Party, especially if Trump gets to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
They will no longer obey the courts in any fashion. They will simply ignore any ruling against them and will flagrantly violate the law using the defense that the courts have no authority because Orange Man Bad.
So what happens when the Democrats openly stop obeying the law?
They might have to be reminded that at the end of the day “power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” It is obedience to the courts that stops it from going that far.
In the last few days, the media has gone nuts that Trump suggested that an abuse of the law by the Democrats to impeach him could spark a civil war.
If the Democrats decide that the law no longer matters and they won’t obey the courts, they will just continue to go full-steam ahead doing what they want, Trump’s Tweet isn’t wrong.