Pack the court

This guy thinks that our dear comrade leader should pull another stunt out of FDR’s New Deal playbook. Increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court and fill it with his own anti-constitution appointees. That way he can get around the checks & balances our founders put in place to implement his socialist policy.

Even Barack “Can’t We All Get Along?” Obama criticized the decision in his State of the Union speech. A lot of good that will do. The court has four hard-liners who are against what Obama strives for, and a so-called swing voter, Anthony Kennedy, who votes with them in the big cases.

As the court stands, it is reminiscent of the stonewall President Franklin Roosevelt faced in opposition to his New Deal legislation. Four entrenched reactionary justices, known as the “Four Horsemen,” were not only anti-New Deal, but some demonstrated a personal dislike for FDR.

The parallels between this what’s happening with this administration and FDR’s New Deal are stunning. (For more on this read The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes.)

Remember, it wasn’t the New Deal that ended the Depression, it was WWII.

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