The headline in today’s Wall Street Journal really troubled me, “President Warns Supreme Court”.
Guess I’m not the only person in the world who recognized the very real potential Constitutional Crisis….the President’s comments sounded like an impermissible challenge to me….the President simply must not say things like he is….it is a violation of fundamental Constitutional principles….and it’s not just little ‘ole me saying this….
We are heading into the most dangerous of times. We see courts across this country affirming and confirming lawlessness all across this country. It happens every time courts let the banks slide. It happens when courts apply a different set of rules to homeowners in foreclosure, and that happens EVERY SINGLE DAY.
And if courts will not fulfill their responsibilities to homeowners, what’s to stop The President from declaring all out lawlessness? But here’s what the Federal Court asked:
“Does the Department of Justice recognize that federal courts have the authority in appropriate circumstances to strike federal statutes because of one or more constitutional infirmities?” Judge Jerry Smith asked at the hearing.
Justice Department attorney Dana Lydia Kaersvang answered “yes” to that question.
A source inside the courtroom, speaking to Fox News afterward, described the questioning by Smith as pointed.
Smith also made clear during that exchange that he was “referring to statements by the president in the past few days to the effect … that it is somehow inappropriate for what he termed unelected judges to strike acts of Congress.”
“That has troubled a number of people who have read it as somehow a challenge to the federal courts or to their authority,” Smith said. “And that’s not a small matter.”