Sceptical Reflections on the Rule of Lawyers By Ian Wilson LL.B

     I was referred to this article by James Reed, and do not know much about the site, or care, as my main interest is civil liberties. But there is a nice summary of what has been done by a largely conservative Supreme Court in the US. Just ask yourself what a radical Left court would have done! In fact, there are no real conservatives on the court at all, since the legal institution in the US, and all of the West, has long been taken over. My thesis is that the Australian High Court was centralist from the very beginning, indicating that it too was taken over by globalists, from the beginning. I have posted references about this before. Really, how long will it take for the red, white and bluers to realise what we are up against?

“The GOP has controlled the Supreme Court since I first got involved in politics. This was twenty years ago. In that time, I have watched John Roberts replace William Rehnquist (2005), Samuel Alito replace Sandra Day O’Connor (2006), Neil Gorsuch replace Anthony Scalia (2017) and Brett Kavanaugh replace Anthony Kennedy (2018). Clarence Thomas is the only conservative member of the Supreme Court who is still there. Otherwise, there has been a complete turnover in my adult lifetime. For most of my adult lifetime, the conservative narrative was that Anthony Kennedy was the libertarian swing vote on the Supreme Court. Anthony Kennedy was the reason that social conservatives had amassed a solid losing streak on the court in big decisions like Lawrence v. Texas (2003) which legalized sodomy and most famously with Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) which legalized gay marriage. There were other important decisions like Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) and Fisher v. Texas (2016) which upheld affirmative action. In the Fisher case, Anthony Kennedy upheld affirmative action. In Arizona v. United States (2010), Kennedy was joined by John Roberts in striking down Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law. Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Anthony Kennedy retired and Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were confirmed and were supposed to consolidate a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Instead, we got the 6-3 Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) decision this summer in which Gorsuch and Robert sided with Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan in reading transgenderism into the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Supreme Court with its solid conservative majority also finally had the chance to strike down Roe in June Medical Services v. Russo (2020), but instead John Roberts joined Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan in another pivotal 5-4 decision which struck down a Louisiana abortion law. In replacing Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Amy Coney Barrett will soon become the fifth Republican nominee who has been confirmed to the Supreme Court in my adult lifetime. There will be a 6-3 Republican-controlled Supreme Court. Are we supposed to be excited about Barrett joining the Supreme Court and replacing Ginsburg? What is there to be excited about when the Supreme Court even with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on it has delivered nothing but a string of bitter defeats for social conservatives? Every single time the Supreme Court has been given the chance to rule on a major social issue whether it is abortion, affirmative action, sodomy, gay marriage, transgenderism, disparate impact or immigration it hasn’t delivered any meaningful wins for social conservatives. Instead, liberals have walked away with far more victories from the “conservative” Supreme Court – on sodomy, abortion, gay marriage and transgenderism. The same is true [for] the Republican Congress. It never delivers any wins for social conservatives. It delivers only legislative victories on things like tax cuts or the First Step Act. Politicians come and go. Judges come and go. This fundamental dynamic never changes.”

     We have no chance of victory, or even survival until conservatives recognise that they are in a similar situation to the slaves of ancient regimes, with essentially no civil rights in reality, perhaps only on paper. The Melbourne lockdowns, which seem about to end according to my news feed, but we will see, shows that quite dramatically. Before we talk of solutions, let’s start seeing how grave things are, instead of dwelling in our comfort zone and pretending that no invasion has happened, and that we are not ruled by the enemy. Really, we need to plan based upon what is real. And, that reality may not be pleasant, as was seen in the breakdown of the former Yugoslavia, where normality disappeared overnight. I was shaken pout of my comfort zone by reading this book, and you should too. Selco was an ordinary guy one day, the neck, was caught in a war zone, where even getting water invited sniper fire.



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