The constitutional cost of an Obama Supreme Court nominee

The constitutional cost of an Obama Supreme Court nominee

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Should America be asked to sacrifice their freedoms and religious values to another Obama Supreme Court appointee?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 – Never in the history of the American public has there been a perfect presidential election storm where the death of one man could seriously impact the Senate, presidency and the Supreme Court’s future, altering the course of the nation.

Yet, with the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the political battleground has been set and the outcome of this war will determine the future of America for generations.

The harsh reality is that the death of Justice Scalia will most certainly impact on how all Americans worship, pray and defend themselves and their families. It will also impact your business decisions, if you are a Christian and choose to follow your moral compass in your business activities.

Currently the high court is evenly divided between conservative and liberal justices. If the next justice appointed to the court is a liberal, then the floodgates of liberal decisions will continue to ravish the U.S. constitutional protections and freedoms we have. Real enough for you?

2016 presidential campaign now centers on replacing Justice Scalia

Consider the crucial decisions that the nation’s highest court has to determine. Was Obama correct in using an executive order to protect five million plus illegal immigrants? Can universities use affirmative action as a weapon to determine winners and losers in applications to college? Are you safe in your home if the Supreme Court takes away your constitutional right to the Second Amendment?

Where is the line in the sand that your protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution should be sacrificed? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes that Americans should determine who will be the next Supreme Court justice by voting at the ballot box in November for the next president. He firmly believes that the next president should make that decision, and not lame duck President Barack Obama.

The firestorm of discontent has already risen up from opponents to McConnell’s decision to let the new president in 2017 make the court appointment. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is attacking McConnell’s decision and considers it an obstructionist intent to undermine Obama’s constitutional responsibility.

Yet, in 2007, the same Schumer urged Senate Democrats to block any new high court appointments by President George W. Bush nearly a year and a half before the end of Bush’s presidency. So forgive Senate Republicans if they respond with a great big yawn.

Will the nation fall apart and will there be anarchy in the streets? No. The court can function with eight justices. For the liberal alarmists who say that without nine justices on the court, the result will be legal mayhem and disorder through the legal system, the reality is their claims are unfounded. In fact, it is not rare or unheard of that the court has had eight or fewer active justices hearing cases.

According to the Congressional Research Service, opposition to justices and their eventual rejection has occurred since 1789. The size of the court has varied from six to 10 justices over the past 200 plus years of the court and justice, and the court system did not unravel nor was it tossed into disarray.

So why not wait? The stakes were already extremely high for conservatives who totally seethe over the idea that the election of Hillary Clinton would insure election a third term of Obama. For conservatives her election would cement the disassembly of the U.S. constitutional rights to guns, Christianity protections and right to life, as well as overturning traditional marriage, they fear.

Scalia’s death and the Supreme Court can of worms

Scalia’s death and an Obama appointment would be the crown jewel for Obama and the liberal policy war machine. They could and would smother religious Christianity practices and disarm the Second Amendment protections guaranteed by the founding fathers. The question has to be: What are Americans who fear these very real results willing to do?

Justice Scalia had advice for Christians that should guide their decision to stand up now. In a 2005 Knights of Columbus speech in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he stated, “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools … and he has not been disappointed. Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”

Elections have consequences, and if you do not know what is happening to your children in their schools with Common Core or in the military academies where Christianity has been disinvited or with small Christian businesses that are being stripped of their right to hold to their Christian faith, then now is the time to bear witness to the truth. 2016 is the year when your voting ballot is more than a moment to show your selection for president.

2016 is the time to weaponize your ballot and treat it as the last best defense against a future where your children and your children’s children will be protected from liberal ideological oppression, arrested or jailed for being pro-life, pro-gun rights, pro-traditional marriage or pro-liberty.

The gauntlet has been laid down by Senate Majority Leader McConnell. Stop wondering what will happen next. Take the step to advocate for his position to not bring an Obama SCOTUS nominee to a vote.

Hold the line against the mainstream media or liberal media pundits who will be screaming for Obama’s right to nominate should be ignored and repudiated.

Faith, and freedom is the cry of war that should be felt in every single household in America that cares about the future of the nation’s founding principles. Stand firm in the perfect storm to insure that America will regain and re-emerge as the nation the founding fathers would identify. The revolution is here, and it begins in your household.


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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.