Since our founding, the Supreme Court has never been packed. But that sleazy tactic has been done in other countries.
And the fact that Dems want to do it here should be a big red flag to the rest of us.
One or two seats have been added or subtracted to the court over the years. But it has stayed set at nine since 1869.
Power-hungry FDR tried to pack the courts, but Congress got him to back down.
But here is where court-packing did happen. And that country is now in ruins.
Packing courts is a play right out of the socialist handbook.
Hugo Chavez packed Venezuela’s Court from 20 to 32 judges to tilt 45,000 rulings in his favor and destroy a nation.
We can not and will not allow it here. pic.twitter.com/1nK92pdlEb
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) April 15, 2021
Packing courts is a play right out of the socialist handbook. Hugo Chavez packed Venezuela’s Court from 20 to 32 judges to tilt 45,000 rulings in his favor and destroy a nation. We can not and will not allow it here.
Even liberal Vox explains what happened there:
Hundreds of thousands of people are clogging the streets of Venezuela to protest a power grab by the country’s increasingly unpopular president, Nicolás Maduro…
Opposition leaders accused Maduro of trying to turn Venezuela into a dictatorship and said the court — nominally committed to enforcing the country’s constitution — had instead shredded the document by carrying out what amounted to a judicial coup.
Years ago, the corrupt dictator of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, packed their court in order to give him unquestioned power.
The court was able to make thousands of rulings that granted the dictator total country. Today, the country is in ruins as the current president continues to use the courts for his own ends.
Sounds too farfetched to affect America? Think again.
Our government was designed with checks and balances to prevent one person or party from having total control.
We have a legislative body (Congress), an executive branch, (the White House), and the judicial branch (Supreme Court). All three are meant to prevent one from getting out of control.
But if Democrats are able to add more seats to the Supreme Court, they can easily add as many justices as they want… until they have a liberal majority.
And that’s exactly the plan. It’s why they’re suggesting to add for, because 4 more liberal justices would give them a 7-6 majority.
That’s scarier than having a liberal president or liberal Congress. Why? Because activist judges can decide anything and it carries the weight of law.
They can overturn bills signed by the president. They can even decide something is legal, when it was long against the law (see: Roe v. Wade).
Democrats won’t even need the White House or Congress if they manage to pack the courts. All they have to do is take a case regarding any issue to the Supreme Court and they’re guaranteed a radical decision.
A decision that no one would be able to change.
It destroyed the nation of Venezuela and it could quickly happen here as well.
Do you think Democrats will pack the court?
- Democrats are pushing a bill to pack the Supreme Court and create a liberal majority on the court.
- The same happened in Venezuela, by dictator Hugo Chavez.
- Chavez basically destroyed the country, thanks to his unchecked power.