I don’t think there is much doubt that President Barack Obama wants to be a dictator. He has behaved very dictatorially ever since he was sworn into office. He started by forcing through the Affordable Care Act the people didn’t want. He ignored orders from a federal judge on his moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, he intentionally makes appointments of his czars when the Senate is out of session and can not approve his selections as the constitution envisioned, he tells his DOJ not to enforce laws he doesn’t agree with and, he uses fiat powers of the Executive Branch to circumvent Congress either by Executive Order or by ordering his agency heads to implement laws that Congress has not passed.
Now Obama’s pride and joy, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been challenged and the Supreme Court has heard the arguments pro and con and will announce their decision later this summer. Obama is worried because his Solicitor General was not able to put up much of a defense of Obamacare. Our dictator issued a warning to the Supreme Court against striking down Obamacare. From this Fox News story Obama
…questioned how an “unelected group of people” could overturn a law approved by Congress.
I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress
You have to wonder what Harvard Law School teaches about the constitution or what their standards are for giving their students passing grades. Maybe if I were dictator instead of Obama, I wouldn’t allow Harvard Law graduates or any Ivy League law graduate to sit on the Supreme Court. I’ll have to think more about that. To be sure, if I were dictator instead of Obama, I would make changes to the structure and function of the Supreme Court.
Today’s post, however, was not inspired by Dictator Obama’s latest demonstration of his ignorance of the constitution. It was inspired by the scholarly blogger John Galt of the America’s Chronicleblog (aka Robbing America). In John’s article, he asks the question: “Should There Be A Limit On The Time of Service of Supreme Court Judges?” It is an excellent article that I highly recommend. My immediate reaction was to agree with John; but then I thought, if we are going to make changes to the constitution about the Supreme court, let’s make some real changes. You see, that is what good dictators do and I, of course, would be a good dictator. Not like Barack Obama who is, in my humble opinion, a bad dictator. So, let me explain how I, a good dictator, would change the constitutional language that refers to the Supreme Court.
Under my dictatorship, the Supreme Court would be made up of two panels of four judges each. One panel would be called the New Law Panel (NLP) and the other would be called the Old Law Panel (OLP). As a good dictator, I would not select the judges myself. The Democrats and the Republicans in the House would each select two judges for each panel and they would serve for ten years or life, which ever came first.
The New Law Panel (NLP)
Before any new law passed by Congress and signed by the President/Dictator goes into effect, the law must first be reviewed by the NLP to determine if it is constitutional. Only laws that receive a unanimous approval will be come laws in fact. That should slow down the growth of the Federal government.
The Old law Panel (OLP)
Each year the Democrats and Republicans in the House will each nominate twenty five existing laws or regulations to be reviewed by the OLP to decide if they are in fact constitutional. Unless there is unanimous approval by the OLP, these laws or regulations will be stricken from the books. That should over time cut the Federal government down to size.
I’m beginning to see why dictators like to be dictators. This could be fun. I suspect that most if not all of you would prefer not to have a dictator; even a good one. I understand that. But, if you change your minds, I will be available for a limited time. All us old folks are only available for a limited time.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
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