Left-wing Academics Urge Joe Biden to Ignore Supreme Court Rulings
Two prominent professors are urging Joe Biden to ignore United States Supreme Court rulings. Harvard Law School professor Mark Tushnet and San Francisco State University political scientist Aaron Belkin published an open letter on July 19 urging Biden “to restrain maga justices immediately by announcing that if and when they issue rulings that are based on gravely mistaken interpretations of the Constitution that undermine our most fundamental commitments, the administration will be guided by its own constitutional interpretations.”
Both professors advocate a legal model called “popular constitutionalism,” which allows the president to ignore the Supreme Court if he disagrees with it—and the American people to elect a new president if they disagree with him.
Emerging dictatorship: Tushnet and Belkin’s plan would reduce the power of the judicial branch of the government by expanding the executive branch of the government. Yet such sentiments are common on the radical left. President Barack Obama famously said in 2014, “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward” in areas where Congress refuses to act. It is common for leftists to support a strong executive who defies the U.S. Constitution.
Democratic socialism: The Soviet Union turned into a continent-sized horror story, not because people didn’t get to vote but because the Soviets ignored the laws that limited the government’s power and protected individual rights.
What Marx called the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” American Founding Father John Adams called the “tyranny of the majority.” Adams believed in the Bible. And although he might not have known it, the Bible shows that the modern descendants of ancient Israel include the United States. Isaiah prophesies that these modern Israelites will become sick in their reasoning and faint in their hearts (Isaiah 1:4-7). He prophesies that their nation will be laid desolate.
By its very definition, big-government socialism is directly opposed to small-government constitutionalism. Socialism is based largely on atheism, and the American Constitution is based largely on the Bible. Today, socialism is gathering strength and its aim is to overthrow America’s constitutional form of government—by violence if necessary.
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