Let’s face it most Americans do not watch the news. Your average everyday American thinks that most of the big media outlets are biased (which honestly tends to be the case.) I write to you on this surprisingly chilly Sunday in order to inform you of a tragic vote that occurred last week in the United States Senate. The Senators referred to this specific vote as the “nuclear option” which is a very good description for this atomically explosive course of action.
To explain this option in the easiest of terms, it gives the majority party ultimate reign in choosing their party’s favorite pick for open judicial positions. Thankfully as of now this option does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. By ultimate reign I merely mean that there only needs to be a majority vote to break a filibuster on a vote for confirming a presidential choice for federal judge positions. it used to be since the rules were written by Jefferson in the late 18th century that there had to be 60 votes to break a filibuster however thanks to the over zealous Senator Harry Reid who invoked the “nuclear option” it only takes a majority vote. (51 individuals)
We sadly as of this week have gone from a semi bi-partisan Senate to a one party majority when it comes to major judicial decisions. From now until the mid-term elections next year the President can essentially pick whatever liberal jackal that he chooses and then with the help of his Democrat Senate can shoe that individual right into his/her robes and onto the bench. This is a travesty that of course former Senator’s Obama and Biden would not stand for in 2005 when they were the minority. The GOP never actually attempted to do the nuclear option at that point, but I believe it was threatened. It is utter hypocrisy for the then Senators and now Executive branch heads to go back on their word.
Come to think of it why I am I surprised that they are supporting what they did not used to like? The good President has gone back on his words on multiple social and economical positions over the last decade alone. Whether from his stance on abortion, homosexual marriage, or his promises he has not kept with the affordable care act it is a terrible slippery slope for this 2nd term golden tongued politician.
It is time to make drastic changes people! We need to find those individuals who will uphold the Constitution and the will OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. This is not a 51 man government this a constitutional democracy it is our voice that counts not one specific party. Step up take charge, run for public office and make the little man’s voice heard. For how will our economy survive if the entrepreneurial spirit is crushed under oppressive medical taxes and social demoralization?
Have a blessed night and Happy Thanksgiving Week!