Fill the seat Mr. President

There is a lot of hoopla about whether President Trump should fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Of course, he should. And the Senate should not unreasonably withhold consent. This is the Constitutional mandate and it was a large part of the reason Trump was elected. Let us recall that during the previous presidential election that it was pointed out by both sides that Trump could possibly appoint three Supreme Court judges and change the balance of the court. Leftists were aghast at the thought; conservatives embraced the opportunity. As we stand today, the leftists have lost on this one, but not before they will try every trick in the book to stall the appointment.

Article II Section 2 Clause 2 of the Constitution refers to the appointment of Supreme Court justices; “and he [The President] shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law…” Now then, “advice and consent of the Senate” is what we will see yet another war of words between the news media, Democrats and Republicans. It has begun. And it is vicious.

Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore has called for protests in the streets as a run up to “throwing Trump out of office.” He also suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) shut down the government until after the election. This is the rhetoric that appeals to those ignorant people who support the leftist ideals of those like Moore and his buddies in Congress. Pelosi has nothing to do with Supreme Court Justice selection. Pelosi, however, is not beyond trying to block the appointment. She told ABC’s “This Week” that she has arrows in her quiver that she was not going to discuss just yet, but many believe that Pelosi will start another round of impeachment hearings against Trump if he presses forward on the nominee.

Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) urged people to use this moment to become “radicalized” against a president that is “authoritarian and has no regard for life.” Then there was mentally-failing Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden saying Trump’s plan was an “abuse of power” and begged senators to “do their constitutional duty” by not approving any justice before the election. This plea was made in the same speech where he said that by the end of his talk, over 200 million people will have died of COVID 19.  What? These are shrill and untruthful comments of revolution playing out in our daily lives. Isaiah 30:1 says, “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” Fill the seat Mr. President.

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Bill Wilson