SCOTUS Scrum on Mandates: Why I Don’t Care

Laying the foundation for Civil War II

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Friday on the matter of vaccine mandates handed down by the Obiden Administration through OSHA. What’s become entirely clear during these questions is that at least three of them are among the dumbest people on the planet, and it’s not entirely clear that the remainder are all together too much better. The problems with the Supreme Court are clear, and have been the same for a long time. They’re too much an ivory-tower, and too little Anytown USA. They live in a cloistered bubble of Washington DC insiders, lobbyists, politicians, and the cocktail party circuit. They are far too insulated from the rigors of real life in America, and they’re surrounded by people who are frequently equally or exceedingly walled-off from the real impacts of their rulings. Listening to the bleatings of Justice Sotomayor, I’ve become convinced that it would be impossible to find somebody less qualified, excepting perhaps only her ghoulish compatriot, Justice Kagan. The two of them together form the anchor of big-government foolishness on the court, and their combined utterances in these oral arguments serve only to punctuate their idiocy. Apparently, Sotomayor has come to believe that one-hundred-thousand children are in serious condition with COVID19. The actual statistic is quite a bit less dire, numbering less than three thousands.  Kagan couldn’t help but attack the petitioners’ lawyer because she’s so thoroughly in love with the power of the state. These two are political hacks posing as judges. Breyer is a moron as well. The remainder of the justices seem mostly detached, except Alito, who seems to have some understanding. Still, with all of this going on, I don’t really care: I will not get this vaccine no matter what approach they use to to mandate it.  I will expend all means at my disposal to defend my position.

The real problem here is that if the court upholds these mandates, the United States of America is DEAD. The left will have won, and we will be in a new dark age, and rule of law goes out the window. That may seem quite dire, and it is, but that’s how far we’ve now fallen. None of the justices seem too concerned that there  no law giving such power to the executive. None of the justices seem even slightly worried about any of that. If we have a Supreme Court that cannot plainly rule that these mandates are clearly illegal and unconstitutional, there may be no way out but naked, open revolution. This isn’t the first time in American history that the court faced a case that threatened the existence of the Republic. If they were aware of what they were creating when the ruled in Dred Scott v. John F.A. Sandford, they were no less oblivious to the consequences, and certainly no more insulated than now. Four years later, the country was plunged into the Civil War, and its seeds were sewn, at least in part, by the 1857 case.  If they rule in favor of the federal mandates, four years won’t likely elapse before we’re in complete collapse as a result.

The court has a history of getting it wrong before getting it right. They also have a long history of ignoring this sort of consequence. Of course, they’re not supposed to take that into account in making their decision, but one would think such a possibility would at least move them to do their most accurate and judicially faithful work in such cases.  Based on the oral arguments I’ve heard in this case, that’s a fat “No.”

The government is relying upon an appeal to “emergency” doctrine that gives it broad latitude in confronting the “pandemic,” but that doctrine is not unlimited. If the SCOTUS does this, permitting this mandate to stand, there is no way to go back to a constitutional, federal, representative republic, which is our actual, ratified form of government. Even if the court finds by slim majority that the mandates are unconstitutional, as is plainly the case, we’re not out of danger. This should be a 9-0 slam dunk in favor of the petitioners. The fact that it’s not provides all the evidence that our constitution is dead, and with it, our republic.

In truth, what a ruling in favor of the government here should spark is a series of moves by freedom-loving states to secede from the Union. Peaceably.

In a rational world, the justices on this court would know that, and would avoid such an outcome, but there are two problems, and I have no optimism about it:

  1. They don’t know it. They’re not able to know it. They are too far removed from the American people and reality.
  2. The majority of the court doesn’t care. They are far too insulated from the consequences of their rulings.

What’s worse is the fact that even were Providence to intercede and smite the offending justices, it would not reverse their decisions, and besides, [Fake] President Obiden would merely nominate even more ludicrous idiots to the court. Yes, that seems impossible, but it’s not, sadly.

I won’t guess as to the outcome of this case. I only know what the correct outcome is. In the end, however, I don’t care. I won’t comply. If that comes to endanger my job, my life, or anything else of value to me, I will respond.

Enough’s enough.

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