Skip to comments.Strip the Courts of Power over Redistricting
Posted on 03/21/2016 7:48:53 PM PDT by MtnClimber
Earlier today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Virginia redistricting case on appeal from a lower court decision to completely redraw the map in the middle of an election. Once again, the most important political questions of our time are all decided by the unelected branch of government the one that was to have neither force nor will.
The practice of gerrymandering, drawing congressional district boundaries to benefit those in power, is as old as it is unfair. After all, this odious practice was named after one of its earliest practitioners, Elbridge Gerry, one of the top Founders and the fifth vice president of the United States. However, what is a new and even more pernicious practice is the federal court system disenfranchising the voters and redrawing congressional districts in the ultimate act of legislating from the bench.
Obama, Holder’s DOJ and their courts have made a fiasco out of Arizona’s districts when they decided they might be able to turn the state blue with their commie bull**** Gerrymandering. They all need to be in prison.
You remember what the tyrant communists did to the business owners? Maybe over 100 million dead. This is the same thing (leftist tyranny) and is the opposite of social justice.
Good idea ? Until you take a look at how not only congressional districts but even wards are cut up to serve a given politician at the expence of servicing the communities involved. Who then have to plead with two or three instead of one politician just to get a street repaired or a public facility built or repaired .What sounds like a good idea, ain’t, if they prevent that recourse.
Punting political power to unelected blackrobes is a time-honored way for legislators to avoid making the difficult decisions they are paid to make.
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