By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
All I have to say is that in May of 2012 I said the Supreme Court
injustices should have term limits. I made the case that most
were political appointees - and even after that regime is out of
office, they still continue to do their dirty work - witness the
Presidential selection between Al Gore and George Bush, where it was
clear that criminal acts had transpired in Florida, yet the Supreme
Court put Bush in office anyway.
And let's not forget the little matter of (in)Justice Roger B.
Taney, who, in the Dred Scott decision, said that a Black man had no
rights that a white man was bound to respect. That was back in the 1800s! These
turkeys have been trying to find a way to put Black people back on
the plantation for quite some time now. However, what they
didn't count on is the fact that in the 21st Century, we don't play
The Voting Rights Act was Lyndon Baines Johnson's greatest
accomplishment. These red necks who were members of the solid
citizens of the solid south (and no doubt first cousins to Paula
Deen), got pissed off, left the Democratic Party and invaded the
Rep-ugh-blican Party in order to punish them (and us). They
packed the Supreme(?) Court with (in)justices during the Bush error
(uh, era) and really smacked us in the face when Justice Thurgood
Marshall had to step down because of health reasons, and they gave us
his exact opposite under very public and controversial hearing -
Uncle Thomas Clarence (do you wonder what that guy sees when he looks
in the mirror in the mornings?)
These are excerpts from an article that appeared in READER SUPPORTED NEWS, MAY 2012:
us remember the lesson of Bush v. Gore: once the Supreme Court veers,
it is all but impossible to get it back on track. We should have thus
learned that our Supreme Court can and likely has or will gut and
destroy our nation. But in Citizens United the Court (5/9 thereof)
upended nearly a century of prior actions -- no "stare` decisis" for
those 5. It backtracks when it's "reached" by interests other than the
parties of record in a case."
"Citizens United is the best
Supreme Court ruling money could buy. The justices will not prosper
while sitting, but think they will ever go wanting for something down
retirement road? Or their families or however else money can be funneled
to them? Now just imagine a President Romney nominating either one or
two new justices to the court. This is one of the most frightening
possible futures in American history. One or two more Scalias or
Thomases and Citizens United will seem tame by comparison to the bizarre
rulings capable of coming out of that potential court. For the sake of
this country's future as a Republic and a Democracy of and for the
people (minus Citizens United), President Obama must be reelected in
it takes to stop the Senate is to threaten a filibuster, without even
having to filibuster. What can you do to put the brakes on a deranged
and extremist Supreme Court? Pass a Constitutional Amendment? The SC
Justices are virtual kings, with minimal checks upon their increasingly
fascist behavior. With a stroke of the pen, these people could overturn
the Health Care Act, passed by both houses of Congress and supported by
the President. How come just five people can so easily stop the work of
the other two branches of our government? They can just swoop in, with
no Constitutional authority whatsoever, and select the President. "Get
over it!" Scalia said. The Supreme Court is the weak link in our
so-called democracy. I think two of them ought to be impeached (Roberts
and Thomas), and I think the Republican Party needs to be crushed for
the next several elections."
And a last (but not least) warning
to those of you who may be vacillating about the petition: "Thomas
Jefferson warned the people in 1816 about the SCROTUS (uh, SCOTUS). "To consider the
Judges as the ultimate arbitraters of all Constitutional questions (IS) a
very DANGEROUS doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the
dispotism of an OLIGARCHY". People this country is in deep trouble!!"
recently wrote an article, which appeared in Our Times Press (Brooklyn,
NY), in reference to the rather odd decisions being handed down by the
rep-ugh-blican-dominated Supreme Court, and the fact that they don't
have term limits. Not only that, it's truly interesting and ironic that
the Supreme Court allows corporations to donate to political campaigns,
but non-profit organizations are not only not allowed to contribute,
they are not allowed to endorse or advertise in the behalf of the
President, or other candidates! Fearful of losing their funding,
organizations have been stymied - walking on eggs. They are being
bullied into science, under the guise of ethical practices, exacted
against them via the most unethical means possible - the threat of
punitiv, pseudo legal reprisals leveled against them. Americans are
being held hostage by the very people who were supposed to be the
protectors of their rights and liberties. What then does one need to do
in order to be liberated from this tyranny? Frankly, the petition
should have included a demand for term limits on the Supreme Court
Justices, starting with the current incumbents - no more that 12 years
for any one term.
Interestingly enough, no one has come up with
the idea of occupying the Supreme Court; but perhaps this is the time to
take them off the sacred cow list, since it is evident that they don't
hold Americans' lives and wellbeing sacred or important. In the
interim, if you want to prevent big corporations from disenfranchising
you and your neighbors, sign the petition, and pass it on.
As with everything else here, we have to maintain vigilence. It hasn't changed. We have to vote in every election like our lives depended on it, because, as you can well see, they do. These people mean us no good. And it's been evident down through the ages. The only way we get justice is when we stand up, together, united, and wrest it from their cold vampirish hands. They are counting on there being no more Thurgood Marshalls among us. They are betting on being able to get away with this scott free. They are assuming that we don't have the intelligence, the unity and the professional representation to make them back down and reverse this decision.
I'm betting that we not only do have what it takes and who we need, that there are a lot more people who are not necessarily African American, but who are American citizens, who are just as outraged as we are, who are likewise looking to make sure they go this far, and no further.
what benefit is a Supreme Court if it's a tool for the oppressor?
It is time for good men and women of consciousness in Congress and in the communities they purport to represent, call for TERM LIMITS for the Supreme(?) Court, immediately, if not sooner. They may well be the albatroses who push our country into fascism.
Now that you know, What will you do?
Stay Blessed &