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A President Biden WILL pack the Supreme Court

A President Biden WILL pack the Supreme Court

Since nothing in life is certain, let’s just say that there is a 99 percent chance the Democrats will move to pack the Supreme Court to achieve an activist liberal majority – and a President Biden will go along with the scheme.

It will not just be adding more justices to the Supreme Court.  The powerful left-wing of the Democratic Party wants to shift the entire federal judicial system to the left.  They are calling for the creation of additional seats on the lower federal courts to offset Republican appointments over the past couple decades.  They are proposing nothing less than a wholesale takeover of the federal Judiciary.

Why am I so sure that would be a tragic legacy of a Biden administration?  After all, Biden was firmly against packing the Court in the past.  That is not how he is talking today, however.

Biden will not give his firm commitment to veto any legislation that would change the number of justices – and even if he did, it would not mean that he would not break such a campaign promise if Democrats secure both the White House and the Senate.

And it is not just Biden’s refusal to say “no.”  The idea of adding members to the Court to take philosophic control is being promoted by House and Senate Democrats.  Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have said that NOTHING is off the table if they control the Oval Office and both houses of Congress.  Even Biden’s potential Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris, has been coy when asked about the Court – hinting that such a move would be justified in the face of the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey tweeted that “when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”  Note, that is a “when” not an “if” – a “must” and not a “may.”  Other Democrats supporting the move are House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — two more of the New York City left-wing establishment.

Keep in mind that for years, the left has been using – abusing – the federal courts to strip power away from both the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch – as well as state and municipal governments.  In the past, activist federal judges have taken management control of prisons as a response to alleged jail overcrowding.  In the Obamacare case, the Supreme Court rewrote the law by declaring that the enforced premium was a tax and not an unconstitutional fee  — even though President Obama and the Congress declared that it was a fee, not a tax.

Even Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg conceded that Roe vs. Wade was not well-founded constitutionally – and that is why she feared it could be overturned on a technicality.  She felt that abortion could only be protected by an act of Congress.

The elitist New York media is awash of articles justifying and promoting the takeover of the federal courts through specious and politically motivated so-called reforms.  Articles presenting the left’s case for expanding the high Court are popping up in New York Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times and other Big Apple-based left-wing publications.

Several of these writers and activists have proposed a commission to study and re-shape the federal courts.  Their writings coincide with Biden’s announcement that he would appoint a commission to study the role of the federal courts – from the Supreme Court to the District Courts.  You can be sure that such a commission would be composed of their sort of radical left-wing scholars and academics.

One potential candidate for such a commission could be Professor Aaron Belkin, of San Francisco University.  Way back in 2018, he founded Take Back the Court in support of packing and other dubious reforms to seize permanent left-wing control of the federal judiciary.  Belkin’s proposal is to add six –underscore that, SIX new justices at one time – all activist liberal Democrats.  That is a man who knows what seizing power all is about.

The findings of such a commission are predictable — to radically restructure the federal judicial system, including increasing the justices on the Supreme Court.  The ball would then be lateraled to the major media, where it would then be given the propaganda treatment.  The case against the proposition would be censored, buried and spun for the Democrats by the biased press.  We have seen that movie before.

It has been argued that in the past, people voted for Trump because of the Supreme Court – and that was out of fear that Democrats would fill any vacancies with activist judges AS THEY AROSE.  The high Court should again be a motivator to vote for Trump – and against a Biden administration – because the danger to the Court – and the Republic – is far far greater than at any time in the past.  The Democrats’ plans for the Court is a major step forward for their authoritarian desire to gain permanent control over American governance.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Dan Tyree

    Of course retard joe and his token ho would pack the courts. How else can we become a full fledged communist country?

  2. Mike

    Larry, Let’s talk court packing. In case you haven’t noticed, court packing has been going on for years. Due to McConnell’s fiercely partisan approach to running the Senate, we are now having discussions about changing the appearance of the court. Recap, 2016, the Senate won’t allow a hearing for an Obama appointee to the court because it is an election year. Of course, those of us with half a brain knew that was BS, and McConnell wasn’t giving Garland a hearing “because that’s what he could do”. Fast forward to this year, and we are moving at breakneck speed to confirm yet another justice weeks before the election. And the reason “because we can”. And of course you can look at all the other court appointees that have been made during Trump’s tenure, not because Obama did not attempt to fill vacancies, but because McConnell would not give them hearings during the last two years of Obama’s term. Of course you can also look at the legislation passed by the House since 2018-the vast majority of that has simply died in the Senate due to inaction. Perhaps some of this was not in the form that McConnell thought would pass-that means that the Senate is supposed to make changes, and then attempt to work with the House to get the legislation passed. None of that is happening, the vast majority of the work done by the Senate since the start of the Trump regime has been confirming judges…. Public trust in government is at all time low, and most of that blame goes to partisans like Moscow Mitch who won’t allow the government to operate the way it is supposed to-back in the good old days, government did not operate this way (and I know you are certainly old enough to recall those days), legislators from both parties reached across the aisle and worked for the benefit of the Nation. Am I in favor of redoing the supreme court to achieve a liberal majority? Not really, I am in favor of voting out the legislators that are causing our government to not work the way it was intended however, and my two first casualties of that process would be Mitch and Lindsey, neither of whom have shown the least bit of integrity in the last 4 years. I would also say that you Larry are definitely part of the problem, for the endorsement that you provide to those that are tearing down the norms of our democratic government. So there tis….

    • Larry Horist

      Mike, Pack it in. You are obviously too old and too diminished for an intelligent and civil exchange. Your grasp of the American constitutional system is frightening. You might be more comfortable in a country like Cuba where big government sets the policies for the people. And you even have to steal my signature closing. LOL

    • DB

      Court packing is only anly an issue when it becomes politically correct to make it an issue.

  3. Dan Tyree

    Mike bla bla bla. We know all about 2016. That’s the year that killery lost. Moscow Mitch and the republican patriots helped save the republic. It’s you pathetic leftist morons that wants to pack the courts with activists judges. If you idiots can’t get it at the legislature or ballot you’re trying to get it from the bench. Example. The framers didn’t give the right to murder babies. Another example. The framers didn’t sanction queer marriage. And there’s plenty more. You must have been indoctrinated by some commie college professor. I too graduated from college but I didn’t adhere to liberal brain washing. Hell, I can even read music. I’m a smart SOB without the socialism.

  4. John

    How about reducing the size of the court from 9 to 6 like it was under the Lincoln administration? Use the tried and true personnel management practice of last hired first fired to unpack mitch’s Court.