The Supreme Court
Very interesting, but scary, view.
A number of republican voters have threatened that they won’t vote for the GOP candidate this November if the eventual nominee was not their personal choice in the primaries. I just want to put something into perspective:
· Justice Scalia’s seat is vacant. · Ginsberg is 82 years old, · Kennedy is 79, · Breyer is 77, and · Thomas is 67.
Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after the age of 75. There are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed according to his or her ideology. Think about that . . . 7-2. If the next President appoints 5 young justices, those choices will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation, and 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than 5-4 decisions which will be deemed lacking a mandate.Hillary Clinton has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment. She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in the Heller decision and that the Court should overturn and remove the individual’s right to keep and bear arms . . . . period. Everyone declaring that they won’t vote for a particular candidate, if he turns out to be the GOP nominee, please realize this: If Hillary Clinton wins, and thus gets to make these appointments, voters of my age will surely never see another Conservative victory at the Supreme Court for the rest of our lives.