To the Editor:
The Democrat position that Trump shouldn’t be able to seat a Supreme Court Justice now is without merit.
Twenty-seven times (involving half of our 45) presidents have faced this situation. Roughly two-thirds of those times, the president and Senate were the same party, and the nomination went through. The other one-third of those times, when the Senate and president were of different parties, only two went through.
So for the president to nominate and the Senate to confirm is fair and normal. Indeed, because of the incredible division ginned up by the left over the last 12 years in our country, it is especially important for there to be a fully functioning court this November and beyond.
Furthermore, there should be no talk of “conservative” or "liberal" justices: there should only be justices that uphold the Constitution as written, what is meant by those who ratified it. To have any other type of justice politicizes the court. The furor of the left has become so bitter because for decades now, progressives have viewed the judiciary as the way to implement policies they want which they can’t pass in Congress, especially those which are anti-biblical.
They won’t say it plainly, but there is a secularist religious test. For example, as Sen. Feinstein said in Amy Coney-Barrett’s previous confirmation, “…the dogma lives loudly within you.”
Barrett will be a great judge because she has strong Christian faith: she knows that she is accountable not just to men, but to the One who will judge her. Almost all of the founders were strong Christians and recognized the dangers of those who were not strict originalists.
Biden and Harris won’t tell us who their nominees would be (because they will nominate activists), or deny they intend to “pack” the court (raise the number of justices to 11), so now we know they will do both. The court would become a leftist, political super-legislature; the intended balance of power will be destroyed, and we’ll be under leftist oligarchy. Don’t let that happen; vote for Trump, and Curran for Senate.