Combatting the Swamp Injustice System
Posted on December 5, 2018 by Robert Ringer
As I’m sure you are aware, Chief Justice John Roberts, apparently campaigning for the title of swing vote on the Supreme Court, recently blurted out: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”
Notice to John Roberts: George Bush nominated you to protect and defend the Constitution, not come to the defense of corrupt judges. How about just focusing on doing your job? I thought the whole point of a president appointing judges was to achieve Supreme Court rulings that agree with his ideological beliefs and facilitate the implementation of his agenda.
It reminded me of Gerry Spence’s irreverent but all-too-true statement, “Why do we call a judge ‘your honor’ when he may be dishonorable to the core?” Paraphrasing Spence, you can put a black robe on a corrupt fool, but he’ll still be a corrupt fool. In a spirit of goodwill, however, let’s be generous and say that Roberts is just an innocent byproduct of the Swamp Injustice System that has caused him to contract the dreaded Swamp Disease.
Another apparent victim of Swamp Disease appears to be George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, who said that while he has often disagreed with the notorious Ninth Circuit Court’s decisions, he has “never questioned the motivations of those judges” because the judges “really do try to get things right; these are decent people trying to come to the right decision.”
Given that I have always found Turley to be an honest, highly intelligent legal scholar who carefully thinks through before speaking, there can be no other explanation for his words than — you guessed it — Swamp Disease.
Perhaps the most overlooked example of the Swamp Injustice System is the silence coming from the FISA court judges who accepted the fraudulent applications that kicked off the Russia collusion investigation. My suspicion from the start has been that those judges knew full well that they were issuing warrants based on false information. If not, why haven’t they displayed outrage over the fact that they were bamboozled? Answer: Because they, too, were in on the conspiracy to wipe Donald Trump off the face of the map.
All these examples are yet more reminders that we are not a government of, by, and for the people, because unelected lawyers (i.e., “judges” and “justices”) have the power to overrule the will of 320 million Americans. Everything is based on the law, and the final arbiters of the law are nine unelected political hacks.
The brouhaha over the Dirty Dems and establishment Republicans wanting to “protect the special counsel” is perhaps the best example of our Swamp Injustice System in action. Mitch McConnell and his pals keep insisting that the reason Republicans shouldn’t vote to protect the special council is because Trump has repeatedly said that he has no intention of firing him.
What a stupid argument, one that implies the acceptance of a false premise — that Congress has the authority to dictate to either the president or the attorney general whom they can and cannot fire. Sorry, but it has no such authority. And if that be the case, then that should be why a bill to protect the corrupt special counsel should not even be considered.
Further, such a bill would give the massively corrupt and conflicted Robert Mueller a lifetime job. After all, if he knows he can’t be fired, he can continue leaping from one fraudulent rabbit hole to the next until the day he kicks the bucket. And, trust me, that’s exactly what he would do if he were protected.
And who could blame him? The pay is good, the budget is unlimited, and the job is a huge ego builder. If Donald Trump can’t get rid of Mueller, that makes Mueller more powerful than the president of the United States. He is free to investigate the president forever, without restriction, but the president has no power to investigate him. Absurd.
It also would set a precedent whereby the Congress could pick and choose whom it wants to “protect.” Put another way, it would pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of separation of powers, which the Dirty Dems have longed wanted to abolish. The fact is that the special counsel is none of Congress’ business.
Finally, if the excuse for launching and continuing the investigation was based on fraudulent FISA warrants, which it was, why in the world should it continue? If Mueller was the honorable man he is advertised to be, he would apologize for what he has done to America and the American justice system and instantly close down the investigation.
When it’s clear that an investigation was started without merit — without a crime even being specified — it’s completely illogical to take the position, “Fraudulent or not, we should give the special counsel whatever time he needs to complete his job.” Sorry, Lindsey, but that doesn’t fly with me.
If we yield to such convoluted logic, then the new attorney general could decide to appoint a special counsel and start a fraudulent investigation of, say, Shifty Schiff … or Nebbish Nadler … or Spartacus, then argue that each such investigation must be seen through to conclusion once it has been started. That’s right, even if an investigation is frivolous or, worse, fraudulent, you have to keep it going just because it is already in progress. Strange logic, indeed.
I was very pleased to hear that Jerome Corsi has filed a criminal complaint against Robert Mueller, stating that Mueller pressured him to lie and commit other criminal acts, including witness tampering. Until Corsi was dragged into Mueller’s witch hunt, no one had dared to suggest going after Mueller himself. Criminally prosecuting him would not only send a strong message to the Dirty Dems, but would also go a long way toward replacing the Swamp Injustice System with the original American justice system based on strict interpretation of the Constitution.
Toward that end, my unsolicited advice to Donald Trump is that he should give the Dirty Dems the middle finger and immediately nominate Matthew Whitaker as the permanent attorney general. No debate; just do it. If Trump makes the mistake of picking someone who is acceptable to both the Dirty Dems and establishment Republicans, it will surely end up being another Jeff Sessions fiasco, and all the real criminals will once again be held unaccountable.
Three final thoughts on the Swamp Injustice System:
First, Republicans should make it clear that there is no such thing as “settled law.” If wrongheaded, unconstitutional laws are on the books, it is incumbent upon the Supreme Court to overrule them. Just because a law has been around for a long time doesn’t make it right — or constitutional.
Second, we need term limits for everyone in the swamp — House members, senators, bureaucrats, and especially Supreme Court justices. I realize that even some conservatives and populists may be opposed to this right now because of the current makeup of the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, as we have repeatedly witnessed, Republican Supreme Court justice nominees often turn out to be mushy, left-leaning “moderates.”
John Roberts is the most obvious example of this, but I would suggest that even Brett Kavanaugh, in an attempt to prove to Democrats what a fair person he is, could very well end up disappointing the very conservatives and populists who saved his life. Remember, no good deed goes unpunished.
Lastly, when Trump nominates future Supreme Court justices, Republicans should enter into no lengthy discussions with the Dirty Dems, particularly when it comes to uncorroborated accusations against those nominees — and uncorroborated accusations there will be. Let the Dirty Dems engage in their vile, hateful questioning, but refuse to argue with them. No debating, no last-minute FBI investigations. Just call for a vote, no matter how hysterical the Dirty Dems become.
All this is a lot to ask for, but destroying the Swamp Injustice System is worth the effort. Let’s just hope that DJT hangs tough and doesn’t allow the Republican traitors who have his ear to dissuade him. And for crying out loud, Donald, move fast!
Wow! Good luck to Trump!!
Replying to eric.by donald trump being owned by russian President vladimir putin and saudi crown prince Mohammad bin salman.trump is going to need all the luck he can get.
This brainwashed moron is still posting here?
Mike.i hope your not a brainwashed moron.that has been brainwashed by trump and ringer.and know that trump is owned by putin and Mohammad bin salman. And that they are looking out for number one. Themselves.and that you are just saying this to support them.
totally agree Trump is corrupt and Mueller, a modern day hero will make his case objectively – no wonder Trump is 'inarticulating' his twitter – how on earth can u Americans vote for such a deutch bag!
I can add nothing other than AMEN!
Excellent analysis, Robert. From a practical viewpoint, the most immediate "pain relief" is to turn the "Warren Court" upside-down and try to get back to Constitutional Law enforcement. Wishful thinking, I know.
Kavanaugh trying to prove "fairness?" Perhaps, but Clarence Thomas had it almost as bad and he is the most conservative of them all. Fingers crossed.
Exactly advice, but i would surmise that the likelihood of that happening are about as likely as me hitting the Powerful lottery, and since I don't play it, even less. I still go back to your book "Restoring the American Dream" that I read back in the 70's as one of the most insightful books about how government really works.
I totally agree with your insight on Robert's book "Restoring the American Dream". I read the original and revised versions and keep both around. I read the original first and that, as well as the works of Ayn Rand, are what started me on my political awakening so many years ago.
The Constitution needs to be interpreted and enforced in absolute, objective, literal terms AS IS, and not by subjective opinion, regardless of political party or ideology. But that, of course, will never happen.
Sounds like Gerry Spence would have made a better Supreme Court Justice than John Roberts.
I am in 100% agreement with your "three final thoughts on the Swamp Injustice System". I believe that Supreme Court judgeship should be subject to term limits and not lifetime appointments. Also, I believe they should elected by the American people and not appointed by the President of the United States. The country is not run by the President of the United States. It is run by the Supreme Court!
Rick, I agree that there should be term limits placed on Supreme Court justices, but disagree that they should be elected. The popular vote for the Supreme Court, like it is for the Presidential election, will be skewed toward the democrats. I prefer that it remain a presidential appointment. That may not hold the justices appointed accountable, but it can certainly hold the President and the Senate accountable.
Andy, we elect presidents who choose our justices. Why not we elect justices directly???
Rick, do you really believe "We, the people" have sufficient understanding of the law to know which of the nominees have made lawfully sound decisions while on the bench? At any rate, the MSM only reports the most spectacular decisions, so in general, "We, the people" only have a smidgen of information on which to base our vote for any judge. We only "know" what we like or dislike – and that's usually a poor standard by which to vote for unbiased SCOTUS jurists. (Can you imagine 6 Ginsburgs?)
Isn’t there enough electoral college fraud, already?
I heard Roberts issue his opinion and thought it was completely laughable to even suggest that you don't have judges that are ideologues first and judges second. There are a ton of judges that very much let their political opinions enter into their "legal" arguments. How else do you explain the number of times leftist judges have "found" stuff in the Constitution that is plainly not there and never was or overlooks plain written language because it doesn't back up their radical political agenda.
I have thought term limits were a fantastic idea for a long time, but since we need to depend on these swamp creatures to actually put limits on themselves and put the country before themselves I think this is a great idea that will never see the light of day.
As always excellent article!
It's Kabuki theater and you can't affect it. Better to focus inward on matters you control.
Thank you.for reality,truth,and wisdom.
Replying to kauai mike.thank you for reality, truth and wisdom.
Chief Justice Roberts must have the hots for RBG, and or the Dems have
pics of him and Barry holding "hands", very little else could explain his
decision on Obamacare. Roberts is a disgrace, and should be investigated
for vacating the Constitution which he swore to uphold.
He, like Nobama, is a traitor, and should have been impeached big time!
Thanks for always opening up my brain. I never thought about it taking the tack that they were doing the best job they could. My mistake. I think that may have been true in the past but current court members can't leave their partisan politics outside.
Liberals brains are wired a certain way, conservatives are wired another way.
The Leftist brain wiring was short-circuited a long time ago.
Have you ever lived with a militant Leftist Screaming Mimi female? OMG, the fires of hell are an idyllic Bahamas vacation, by comparison.
Good analysis Robert …BUT
Swamp disease is thoroughly entrenched in DC and only small pieces can be removed over time. Otherwise the disease is chronic and everlasting. Our federal government has floated over the Rubicon and is beyond the point of no return. Hopefully, voters can help America reject the socialism of swamp disease over the next decade and hold onto what America represents. Unfortunately, judges get swamp disease and the justice system becomes unjust towards our lower society of decent Americans as they will be guilty until proven innocent.
Robert sums up the phony Trump “collusion” scam so well. Mueller may be the most anal investigator in history, or, the biggest thug.
One way or the other, he must be the number one Ostrich of all time to not see the corruption and collusion in plain sight by the Dems, Hillary, and many operatives in the FBI, in their attempts to sway the election and falsify charges against Trump.
Once upon a time, there were villages where people yearned for freedom and the opportunity to unyoke a smothering oppression. For a few hundred years they flocked to a new land, where a petite controlling oppression gently grew stronger and stronger. Finally, they had to flee again, finding, to their consternation, the flock going round and round in an ever diminishing circle. (note: happy ending required)
We need men and women as Justices on the Supreme Court who reflect the absolute, literal interpretation of what is written in the U.S. Constitution.
I totally agree. Since there was no basis for the probe, if the Special Counsel was an honorable man, he would stop. But, that's not what he's gonna do since he is on a mission to destroy Trump. He got his man, and he's looking for a crime!
The basis of the probe.was how putin helped trump to get elected.now trumps crime partners are telling the special counsel.how and why putin helped trump get elected.
When the President and his party pick a Justice it is a political appointment and politics should not be involved with an appt. that important. Why not establish a committee of the top 11 Constitutional scholars from 11 different Universities. Change the committee every few years. They could draw up a list of an agreed upon 5 potential candidates for the Supreme Court Justice position, and submit them to the President for nomination based solely on the candidates past record. It might not be ideal but at least the politics are minimized.
The American people must find a way to establish a system of term limits for our politicians, because without it our country is doomed to become a socialistic country. I say this from observing our election process while working on election boards. We offer English or Spanish ballots and allow a family member to bring their elderly parents or friends to vote and then help them by pointing out where to mark the ballots thus one person can vote several times. The person is given permission to help these voters by filling in a form stating their family member needs help because they cannot speak English – the actual interpretation is they do not know anything about the candidates or propositions but their vote is used by their relative or friend. Do you want those people electing any candidate and especially a Supreme Court Justice.
Our forefathers didn't intend our political offices to be used by our elected politicians as a permanent career, but as a way to guide our country through their temporary leadership. We have allowed our politicians to vote in pay raise after pay raise and retirement pensions and life- long health care insurance that put them in the upper 5% of our income bracket. Is it any wonder we are stuck with the Polosi's, Schemers, etc representing us. They certainly see someone like Donald Trump as a threat to everything they have methodically set up for themselves because they can't control him, it isn't a question of money for him. Many of our politicians have never worked at anything except their job as our representative, and they are very threatened. The Soros, Koch Bros., Blumbergs, etc. didn't choose Donald Trump, so how dare he run for President much less get elected. Wake up, everyone.
Term Limits must be established so no one can control our politicians for very long because they won't be around
after a certain period of time (say 12 years each at most). Complacency would be greatly minimized. Is there anyone out there that is willing to organize (or group already established) a serious campaign to get Term limits in play. This could be our opportunity to have a half way decent chance to obtain Term Limits. God Bless American and God Bless our non-political President of the United States.
I agree that the 9 Justices should have limited terms. After all people change, things happen in their lives, they get older and ill, and some just plain fall asleep during sessions.