The separation of powers is a basic principle of our American government. We all learned about it in grade school. Our three branches of government are restrained by a system of checks and balances. This prevents any one part of the government from becoming too powerful.
The legislature writes the laws, the executive enforces the laws, and the judicial interprets the laws according to our Constitution. If this isn’t ringing a bell yet, maybe the public schools are getting worse than I thought.
Defying this time-honored American tradition of separate powers, Senator Chuck Schumer recently threatened our Supreme Court judges not to rule against abortion. In particular, he targeted Trump’s appointees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
He said “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Chuck then went on to say “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
To put Cryin’ Chuck’s disgusting words into context, he was talking about an abortion case the court was hearing that day, at that very minute. The case dealt with a law that would require abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges within thirty miles of their abortion facility. It’s a common sense regulation to protect women in case the abortion goes wrong as they often do.
However, Chuck Schumer had to toe the party line favoring completely unrestricted abortion-on-demand at taxpayer expense. This shows just how ugly he’s willing to get. Chuck openly threatened physical violence against another branch of the government.
You can say he really meant that he would “hit” Gorsuch and Kavanaugh metaphorically, but what could Schumer possibly “hit” them with? Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. They can’t be voted out. It sounds a lot more like Schumer was threatening to hit them the old fashioned way.
This horrible and unstatesmanlike conduct shouldn’t come as a surprise. Democrats have counted on the court to do their bidding for so long that they don’t even know how to act around a court that follows the Constitution. As our President might say, “Sad!”