• Biden’s Court Packing Scheme Another Democratic Assault on Gov’t ‘Checks and Balances’

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    Surge Summary: Talk of Democrats’ “packing” the Supreme Court is but the latest scheme by the Left to undo the principles of “the separation of powers”  and “checks and balances” which fuel America’s Constitutional-Republic approach to government.

    by Gary Bauer

    As we reported Friday, President Biden has signed an order creating a commission to study changing the composition of the Supreme Court.  The number of justices on the high court has changed occasionally during our history, but it has been fixed at nine since 1869.

    After a series of setbacks on his New Deal legislation, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to pack the court with six new liberal justices sympathetic to his agenda.  But the heavy-handed attempt by the executive branch of government to control the judicial branch backfired spectacularly.  So much so that no president has ever tried it again.

    At various points in his career, Joe Biden has condemned court packing.  He called Roosevelt’s effort a “boneheaded idea,” a “terrible, terrible mistake” that “put in question” the Supreme Court’s independence.

    That was then.  This is now.

    Polling shows that the American people are overwhelmingly opposed (here and here) to packing the courts.  But the “nice guy” who insisted that he just wants to unite the country is now attempting to secure iron-clad control over all three branches of government.  The left is trying to gut all the checks and balances that the founders gave us.

    • After Hillary Clinton lost, the left insisted that we abolish the Electoral College.
    • The left wants to change the Senate rules to abolish the filibuster so it can pass whatever it wants.
    • Now the left wants to change the number of justices on the Supreme Court because it’s frustrated that Donald Trump was able to appointment three new justices.

    By the way, the same week Biden created this commission, he attacked the Second Amendment and made the troubling statement that “no constitutional amendment is absolute.”

    So, it’s not surprising that he’s asking a stacked commission to look into whether the number of liberal justices should be increased and whether the justices should be subject to term limits, something Biden and the left have opposed applying to members of Congress.

    In related news, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 Friday night to overturn California’s pandemic restrictions on home churches and Bible studies.  That may sound like good news, but Chief Justice John Roberts once again joined the court’s liberals in voting to restrict religious freedom.

    In other words, we just learned that we have only a one-vote margin on the critically important issue of religious liberty.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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