U. S. Constitution – The Trouble With the Supreme Court
The troubles America has with the U. S. Supreme Court are numerous and dangerous to the country.
The first branch of government defined in the constitution is the Congress. The fact that it is defined first and that is has the most verbiage is a good indication that the writers of the constitution thought it was the most important.
Article One is four and a half pages where the president, defined secondly is only about a page and a half, where the court is defined third and is less than a half a page of text.
What is the purpose of the Supreme Court? It is simply:
- The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;
- to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;
- to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;
- to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;
- to Controversies between two or more States; between a State and Citizens of another State; between Citizens of different States; between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
- In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
That’s all that the Supreme Court is supposed to do. It is not supposed to review the constitutionality of laws passed by congress and signed by the president. However, the Supreme Court has set itself up to do exactly that. The smallest and least important branch is pretending to be the most important.
More examples of how the Supreme Court is supposed to be less important than Congress is in Article III:
The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior,
And who decides what is “good Behavior?” Congress.
Nowhere in here does it say they can appoint a friend to be president like they did for George W Bush, even though he didn’t win the election.
If we don’t stop this group, they will have the power to be the only branch of government and they aren’t even elected by the people.
Need something to call your representatives about this week? Tell them to take back the powers of the constitution and tell them that any friends of the Bush family who didn’t recuse themselves from the Bush v Gore case are not serving in good behavior and need to be removed.