Monday was a historic day in Washington, and a hysteric day for Democrats, as Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed and sworn in as our new Supreme Court Justice.
Here is a good collection of quotes and videos from her swearing-in ceremony, by Barrett and President Trump. It’s all must-see TV:
The vote to confirm was 52-48, with Sen. Susan Collins being the only Republican to vote no. Before you get too angry over that, Collins is in a tough reelection battle in the liberal state of Maine. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Mitch McConnell told her that her vote wasn’t needed, so why hand her opponent a club to beat her with?
But it’s been noted that in an earlier day, before the Democrats turned SCOTUS nominations into the Thunderdome, Barrett would have been confirmed unanimously. For instance, in 1993, there were 43 Republicans in the Senate, but Ruth Bader Ginsberg was confirmed 96-3.
Barrett is widely acknowledged as a brilliant legal scholar and a fair judge; she has a sterling reputation, both personally and professionally; and she truly represents the “diversity” the Dems are always claiming they want on the bench. She’s a woman, a working mom, a practicing Catholic and the only mother of young children on the Court; her kids include a special needs child and two adopted children from Haiti; and she’s from Louisiana, lives now in the Midwest and is the only Justice not schooled in the Northeast at either Harvard or Yale. A Court that makes rulings that affect people in every state desperately needs that kind of background diversity, even if Barrett insists that she makes rulings based on the law and the Constitution, not her personal beliefs.
But when Democrats say they want “diversity,” what they mean is a range of people of different colors, genders and sexual orientations who all think exactly like them. Their love of diversity is literally only skin-deep. So they spent the day acting like spoiled five-year-olds who demanded ice cream for dinner and didn’t get it. With a stunning lack of self-awareness, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned that “generations yet unborn will suffer” if Barrett is confirmed. Is he actually saying that it’s a menace to the unborn to have a Justice who might prevent them from being aborted?
After Barrett was confirmed, Schumer called it “one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the US Senate.” David Harsanyi of National Review pointed out that Schumer said the exact same thing about Trump’s impeachment acquittal and the passing of the last tax cut, so he apparently thinks a “dark day” is any day when he doesn’t get what he wants. Let’s hope he’s in for a “dark winter.”
But even Schumer was outdone by the typically juvenile antics of Sen. Mazie Hirono (D, HI – and no, the “HI” doesn’t stand for “Histrionics”), who rudely voted, “Hell, no!” then stormed out of the chamber. I assume she’s upset that Judge Barrett doesn’t agree with her on certain legal issues, such as that people she doesn’t like don’t deserve due process rights. Oh well, I’m sure there are a lot of childish and immature people in America, and they deserve representation, too.
Monday night, as Democrats threw a virtual hissy fit on Twitter, President Trump hosted a ceremony at the White House where Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas. Jim Treacher of PJ Media had a great observation: “A black Supreme Court justice just swore in a female Supreme Court justice. And the only people who are unhappy about it are Democrats.”
And man, are they unhappy! Reps. Alexandria (“Don’t You DARE call Me AOC”) Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar were among the many leftists who took to Twitter to demand, “Expand the Court,” which is their new whitewashed term for “Pack the Court.” That is, expand the number of Justices and cram it full of liberal activists, so that no matter what the people want, a cabal of unelected leftist lawyers will overturn it based on their personal feelings and beliefs.
As you can tell from that link, these Democrats are dead serious that if they can just get into power in the Congress and White House for even one term, as they did in 2008-2010, they will take any radical action (eliminating the filibuster, packing the Court, legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, bringing in new states) to insure that they never lose power again, and that America forever becomes a one-party leftist dictatorship. That’s not my feverish election year paranoia: it’s what they’re telling you they plan to do. I believe that when someone tells you what they’re going to do to you, you should believe them.
That’s why I warn you to go to the polls and vote as if your rights, your family’s future and the existence of the United States of America as we know it all depended on it, because these people are telling you plainly that they do.
We’re hearing a lot from the left about how now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and confirmation were “illegitimate.” Like “debunked,” I don’t believe that word means what they think it means. To clear things up, here are five of their biggest objections to the Barrett judicial process and why all of them are, well…illegitimate.
Even without Judge Barrett seated, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected an attempt by Wisconsin Democrats to extend the deadline for accepting mail-in ballots to six days after the election. Justice John Roberts joined the conservative Justices in the 5-3 ruling. Republicans argued that voters have had plenty of time to fill in and mail back their absentee ballots, and there’s no reason to change the law this close to the election to give them another six days past Election Day.
These attempts to rewrite election laws to give Democrats the chance to keep the voting going until they win inspired a great comment I saw online. Someone joked that he was going to tell Democrats to be sure to vote on November 4th (the day after Election Day), but then he realized a lot of them probably would be.
LOOTING IN PHILLY
Last night, rioting, looting and violence broke out in West Philadelphia after police shot and killed Walter Wallace, a black man who was reportedly approaching officers with a knife in his hand and ignored orders to drop it. At least 30 officers were injured, and one female sergeant was hospitalized with a broken leg and other injuries after being struck with a vehicle. This is a breaking story, so keep an eye on the news for the latest developments. In the meantime, please say a prayer for Wallace’s family and the injured officers, and for peace to be restored.
As a Christian and former pastor, I often get asked how I can support President Trump, knowing his past wealthy playboy lifestyle and his often boastful and pugnacious personality. I freely admit that his demeanor isn’t exactly in line with mine, and I often wince at some of the tweets. But I have to vote on policies, not personalities. And there is no question that Trump’s policies, which defend freedom, the Constitution, the unborn, Israel and religious liberties are far better for America, my family and all people of faith than the far-left, socialist, godless, pro-abortion policies of the modern Democrats. Trump may have a gruff exterior, but he’s right on the issues, and I prefer that to a bland smile and platitudes as cover for radical ideas that are hostile to religious faith. In short, I’d rather vote for a sheep in wolf’s clothing than a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
But there are some faith leaders who disagree, and I believe they are sincere in their beliefs, even if I think they’re wrong-headed (there are also organizations claiming to be Christians against Trump that I believe are really just liberal Astroturf groups trying to mislead Christians.) One faith leader who has entered the fray is Evangelical pastor John Piper, who recently argued that Christians shouldn’t vote for either Trump or Biden.
I have made the point that there are so many Christians in America that if we all just turned out and voted, we could hold the majority in government and correct the dangerous course we’re on. But it takes showing up and backing the best alternative, not staying away from the polls because nobody’s pure enough to meet our standards. It’s the Democrats who are always looking for a politician who’ll be their Messiah. I already have a Messiah; I’m just hiring a President.
At the link, author and WND.com editor David Kupelian has an open letter to Christians who don’t plan to vote for Trump, explaining what can happen if they don’t step up to stop it.
I urge you to read this and share it. Mr. Kupelian has written two books on the subject of evil, so he knows that all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing. And as a comment going around Facebook notes, "If you won't support Trump because he has a history of being a sinner, you'd better hope God doesn't hold you to the same standard."
THE PRO-FASCIST MOVEMENT
With each passing day, today’s “anti-fascist” movement looks more and more like the 1930s’ pro-fascist movement.
SENDING A MESSAGE?
Coincidence, Or God Sending Us A Message? Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Hillary Clinton’s birthday.
As noted by Instapundit, it was also the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s killing of ISIS leader and terrorist mass murderer Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
With the social media giants going all in on Orwellian censorship of any opinions or even facts that don’t advance the Democratic Party’s political prospects, a lot of people are wondering where else to go. I’ve told you about Parler.com, the free speech alternative to Twitter, where I have an account. And here’s an article about a new video hosting site that’s positioning itself as the free speech alternative to Google-owned YouTube.
It’s called Rumble.com, and Dan Bongino is an investor. You might want to check it out and bookmark it to be ready for the day when YouTube blocks you just for having voted for Trump (and they'll know because Google will tell them)