Senate Democrats Move to Reverse Supreme Court Heller decision
Having failed to get gun control
passed in the Senate, Democrats are now making a last ditch effort to
reshape the Supreme Court.
Well, we hate to say it, but we predicted this would happen.
You remember when Harry Reid was
threatening to destroy the Senate filibuster in January -- and later in
July -- in order to approve Leftist Obama-supported nominees?
You remember, at the time, we said
that, if Reid “pulled the trigger” on this so-called nuclear option to
destroy the filibuster in some cases -- thus eliminating the need for
Reid to garner 60 votes some of the time -- there would be no impediment
to Reid doing anything he wanted with 50 votes (plus Biden) in other
And you remember we said that it
wouldn’t take long before Reid tried to limit the filibuster and use a
mere 50 Democratic votes to approve other things as well -- like an
anti-gun Supreme Court justice to replace Supreme Court “swing vote”
Anthony Kennedy? The immediate ramification of such an appointment
would be to overturn the Heller case (which held that the Second Amendment is an “individual right,” not just the right of a state to raise a militia).
Finally, you remember that Harry
Reid said, at the time, that his shady precedent would just apply to
Executive Branch nominees, not judges?
Well, it hasn’t taken long for his lie to be exposed.
The anti-gun Democratic Chairman
of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), has just called
for blowing up the Senate rules to approve judges with 50 votes. See Roll Call, “Leahy Eyes ‘Nuclear Option’ Threat to Confirm Judges,” (August 2, 2013).
Although Leahy doesn’t explicitly
say so, this would eventually include Obama’s prospective anti-gun
replacement to the 80-year-old Kennedy -- and would mean that the Second
Amendment, in the eyes of the courts, would no longer exist.
Again, Justice Kennedy cast the deciding vote on the 5-4 Heller decision. So, if he is replaced by an anti-gun Obama nominee, Heller is gone.
ACTION: Click here to urge your Senators to oppose the anti-gun “nuclear option” to blow up the Senate rules.
Tell them that any vote in favor of weakening the filibuster rules for
judicial confirmations will ultimately result in a reversal of the Heller case -- and a body-blow to the Second Amendment.