Tom Riggins: Our injustice system


During one of his final speeches, Justice Antonin Scalia rhetorically asked, "Do you think the American people would ever have ratified the Constitution if they had been told 'the meaning of this document shall be whatever a majority of the Supreme Court says it is?’" I think the answer to that question is obvious. That being the case, why do we condone decisions of a single district judge base on that judge’s the political opinions?

Conservative writer Daniel Horowitz opines that “There will be no red states left when the courts are done with their business.” Based on decision trends by activist judges, I tend to agree. As an aside, Horowitz has done a bang-up job in exposing the hypocrisy surrounding COVID, its vaccines, and treatments.

Since when does a circuit court judge get to hand down a decision that affects the entire country? DACA is one prime example of an executive order made into law by a judge. It has long been a strategy of the Democrats to run to a friendly court any time an action or law is enacted to get it stayed or invalidated. Oddly, when Republicans take a page from the Democrat play book and do the same, Democrats cry foul and engage in a media smear.

Here is a recent example. Last week, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida's law banning sanctuary cities is somehow unconstitutional and violates the Equal Protection Clause. That’s right. You don't have the right to keep your vaccination status to yourself, but a local government has a collective right not to share immigration history of illegal alien sex offenders with ICE. You might be wondering how it is permissible for localities to thwart federal immigration law, much less how it's "unconstitutional" for a state to ensure they follow it. Easy, according to Bloom. She now feels that if organizations she disagrees with politically advocate for a certain law, then the law is unconstitutional. Up is down and down is up, ala Orwell’s “1984.”

The court system is rigged beyond repair. What COVID fascism has taught us is that the courts will never serve as a tool of protection for our civil liberties and can and will only be used as a hammer against our liberty, society, and sovereignty. If we ever hope to recreate America again in red states, we will have to abandon the idea that the courts get the final say on broad public policy issues.

If this is not a wake-up call about the irremediable corruption of the judiciary, then nothing ever will be. The court system is rigged beyond repair. What COVID fascism has taught us is that the courts will never serve as a tool of protection for our civil liberties and can and will only be used as a hammer against our liberty, society, and sovereignty. If we ever hope to recreate America again in red states, we will must abandon the idea that the courts get the final say on broad public policy issues.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, recently stated that he communicated with Chinese officials behind President Trump’s back to assure them he would warn them of any attack on them. Supposedly he was afraid Trump would order an attack on China. Directly communicating with a foreign nation regarding actions of the U.S. military is treason by its literal definition. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller publicly criticized the Biden administration and the military for its recent botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Milley still serves as chairman but Scheller is in a military jail. Who gets the pass?

Trump’s children were investigated thoroughly by the now thoroughly political Justice Department, which includes the FBI and Homeland Security, during his campaign and after he took office. Those investigations were nothing but witch hunts paid for by our tax dollars. Because of the Hunter Biden laptop and Biden’s own public statements, there is clear evidence on the Biden family of malfeasance if not greater crimes. The attitude of that same Justice Department has the attitude of “Nothing to see here.”

Trump’s judicial appointments changed the tone of not only the Supreme Court, but circuit courts as well. But the Supreme Court can only hear so many cases per year. That leaves many decisions intact made by activist judges. Perhaps it is time to learn from the lessons of the Democrats and either go to a different court or simply ignore the decisions we don’t like.

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