Donald Trump, the original RINO, couldn’t care less about the issues that appear before the Supreme Court. He was not a conservative until he was convinced by autocratic puppeteers that becoming one could win him the presidency. Morally, he certainly hasn’t lived like a Bible- following Christian. He is a proven serial adulterer, friend of a sex trafficker, enamored with porn stars and Playboy Bunnies, and a pathological liar. The Justices probably would not be comfortable hanging out with the crude, law-breaking Donald Trump, however, they appear aligned with many of his extremist views.
The Federalist Society was instrumental in Trump’s choices for the justices he ultimately chose to nominate for the court. The organization formed in 1982 and is the most influential conservative, libertarian group in Washington DC. The principles of the organization is ” the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.” The extremist views of the Society support laws that favor the views and goals of a narrow section of the American population. It supports laws and legal interpretation that restricts the diverse needs and denied equal rights of non-white, non- Christian, gender diverse and equal rights for women. The influence of the Federalist Society on the appointing of federal judges and more specifically of seating justices on the Supreme Court has resulted in the of majority of Americans strategizing on how to ignore the rule of law as the autocrat Trump has declared is now acceptable. Trump’s version of one’s right to break the law is a limited to him and his surrogates, the people will assume the same right as his stacked Supreme Court overturns laws that protect the equal rights of all Americans.
A recent quote by the illegitimately rushed-to-the-bench justice, Amy Coney Barrett illustrates a cold, Christian extremist, anti- women’s rights attitude that threatens the survival of the 50 year settled law, Roe v Wade. Barrett said, “It doesn’t seem to me to follow that pregnancy and then parenthood are all part of the same burden,” said Barrett. Didn’t the existence of adoption options, including “safe-haven laws,” relieve women of the “obligations of motherhood that flow from pregnancy” and thus “take care of that problem”? This ignorant comment reveals the influence of Barrett’s religious beliefs on her opinion on a woman’s right whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy. The comment also ignores the emotional impact and physical health risks that are factors during pregnancy. The hypocrisy of justices with extreme religious views is blatant. They support laws with precedent that align with the Constitution only when they don’t conflict, in their view, with the Bible.
A Dec. 01, 2021 article in The Hill quoted several comments Barrett made in a 1998 article regarding a judges responsibility to adhere to their moral, religious beliefs in the execution of their rulings. In commenting on the dilemma for Catholic judges hearing death penalty cases Barrett said, ” these judges are obliged by oath, professional commitment, and the demands of citizenship to enforce the death penalty,” but they are also “obliged to adhere to their church’s teaching on moral matters.” They are therefore “morally precluded from enforcing the death penalty.” This opinion should should require Coney Barrett to recuse herself in abortion cases, the Hill contends. However, our current system allows justices to be hypocritical, political, and self-serving. The respect for settled law, is non-existent as the Trump majority Court dog-whistles a disregard for the rights of minorities and signals a return to the discriminatory world of the 50s and 60s. For this reason, the Supreme Courts opinions will be not succeed in controlling the behaviors and limiting the freedoms of any American.
Justice Gorsuch revealed his politics by being the only justice to refuse to wear a mask in the chamber to protect his colleague, diabetic Justice Sonia Sotomayor, from potential COVID infection. Although judges insist they rule in a non-partisan manner, on Kavanaugh, The Washington Post says, “Kavanaugh has tended to speak positively of conservatism and negatively of liberalism. More so than his colleagues, he has expressed dislike toward Congress and the federal government, as well as working-class groups (labor unions and farmers,” (July 10, 2018). An analysis of his dissents blatantly reveals he is partisan, with discriminatory ideology consistent with Trumpism. Additionally, this week in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has allowed Alabama to use a congressional map that disadvantages Black voters.” ( The Conversation, Feb. 2022). This Court’s majority is extreme Christian partisans who, in their dissents, try to appear to be loyal constitutionalists when in truth, the patterns in their rulings are racist, misogynistic, ultra-conservative, and anti-bipartisan. Americans are prepared to evade the abuses the Republican Supreme Court majority has planned for them.
To lessen the fears of Americans who are vulnerable to future discriminatory rulings of this Trump-controlled Court, get creative in living your life circumventing the ideology of this federal ” kangaroo” court.