Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich’s Assault On The Judiciary
Posted on 12/20/2011 10:04:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Over the past few days, Newt Gingrich has stepped up his rhetoric against the Federal Judiciary, exemplified by his comments during Thursdays debate. Over the weekend, for example, Gingrich suggested in a conference call with reporters that were he President he would feel free to ignore Supreme Court rulings he disagreed with:
Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief, and he would press for impeaching judges or even abolishing certain courts if he disagreed with their rulings.
Im fed up with elitist judges who seek to impose their radically un-American views, Gingrich said Saturday in a conference call with reporters.
In recent weeks, the Republican presidential contender has been telling conservative audiences he is determined to expose the myth of judicial supremacy and restrain judges to a more limited role in American government. The courts have become grotesquely dictatorial and far too powerful, he said in Thursdays Iowa debate.
As a historian, Gingrich said he knows President Thomas Jefferson abolished some judgeships, and President Abraham Lincoln made clear he did not accept the Dred Scott decision denying that former slaves could be citizens.
Relying on those precedents, Gingrich said that if he were in the White House, he would not feel compelled to always follow the Supreme Courts decisions on constitutional questions. As an example, he cited the courts 5-4 decision in 2008 that prisoners held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had a right to challenge their detention before a judge.
That was clearly an overreach by the court, Gingrich said Saturday. The president as commander in chief has the power to control prisoners during wartime, making the courts decision null and void, he said.
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Good grief, did Newt hit a nerve or what?
Newt just puckered the sphincters of every lawyer in America.
It is past time to rein in the terror of The Black-Robed Priests, and put the Constitution first again.
The Liberals have always used the courts to overrule the will of the people. That is why the Liberals, thorough their mouthpiece (MSM), are attacking Newt.
And it is about time.....
It’s time for one of the other branches of government to take the judiciary back a notch or two. We are a Constitutional Republic, not a judiciary dictatorship.
Well,.... Miit Romney is now attacking Newt over his statements....
Yeah, I think they’ve found the issue they’re going to try to take him out with...
Well, I agree with Newt. I’m tired of liberal judges too, but I’m not sure this something that Newt should be talking about at this point in time. He best stick to the economy and foreign policy. He can take care of the judges later without warning them ahead of time. This might not go over too well with independents.
Look at their accomplishments. Newt allied himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition, the Religious Right, and the Republican majority (together the Reagan Revolution) which directly led the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Contract with America, government reforms, less government, tax cuts, a balanced budget, and the great, long-standing Reagan economy.
Romney, on the other hand, vehemently denied Ronald Reagan and aligned himself with Ted Kennedy and the left. Romney accomplished installing liberal big government programs, defended and promoted Roe v Wade and legalized abortion as settled law, advocated and implemented RomneyCare with its liberty killing government mandates against formerly free citizens and its taxpayer funded or subsidized and mandated abortion procedures. He ran and governed to the left of Ted Kennedy on the gay agenda resulting in gay marriage in Massachusetts. He appointed liberal judges and liberal appointees throughout his government. Under his leadership conservatism and the Republican party was all but destroyed in Massachusetts.
Romney is one evil liberal progressive. No way in hell will MittBots be allowed to support this abortionist, big government, socialist scumbag on FR!
Guess my message isnt clear enough. I have to keep repeating it and zotting would be MittBots.
79 posted on Sat Dec 03 2011 19:59:37 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time) by Jim Robinson