While conservatives have had plenty to celebrate with this week’s victory over the curmudgeons who make up the Democrat leadership in Washington, they really need to step up their game and show the world how much better life can be under the rule of law and logic!
Unlike so many problems that require bipartisan haggling and negotiating, the GOP has two wonderful opportunities to step up and make fundamental changes that no one short of Bernie Sanders would have the audacity to protest, and the Dems would have no ability (with their current numbers) to challenge or argue.
First and foremost, remove military and public safety personnel from the Federal payroll blackmail list! The GOP should announce that the recent budget stalemate, and the insulting possibility of a delay in pay to the men and women who protect our country and personal welfare, was an outrageous wake-up call, and that as long as they are the controlling party, the salaries of those heroes will never be affected by partisan bickering. The national parks, NASA and the IRS can all close up tight until Hell freezes over during future budget fights, but military and public safety personnel will never be affected.
Republican leaders currently have the numbers in the Senate, the House, and of course the White House to enact such a policy, and they can remind the public that losing control of any of that puts the salaries of American heroes at risk. This move needs to be made immediately.
Second, all these ridiculous Federal court lawsuits that involve presidential executive orders need to be expedited to the Supreme Court as soon as they are filed. We have seen countless examples of “judge shopping” when offended snowflakes from coast to coast get butthurt as President Trump uses his constitutionally designated powers to conduct executive business. These aggrieved Lefties don’t walk, they run to liberal Federal judges, usually sitting somewhere west of the Mississippi (and to the left of common sense), to file their whiney complaints.
In virtually all the major cases we have seen filed against the president, the appeals on both sides are already written before the lower courts rule. It is a huge waste of man hours and creates colossal delays. Virtually all of the cases that don’t get dropped because of time constraints are continually appealed until they make it to the Supreme Court.
It is ridiculous to waste all the time and money on lower court battles which all will be appealed to the top by the losers. I say that when the president’s executive orders and authority are challenged, no less than the Supreme Court should be directly engaged in the matter, thus an immediate (or as close to immediate as the high court gets) ruling can be offered. If half the country didn’t hate the current president so much, I am sure they would agree with this plan. As much as I opposed many of the policies of President Obama (particularly Obamacare), I said all along that lower court battles over his authority and the Constitutionality of his favored legislation should have gone straight to the Supremes. I was right then, and I am right now. These changes should be enacted immediately and could be accomplished with the stroke of Chief Justice John Robert’s pen.
So here we have two solid “red meat” declarations that the conservatives in control in Washington could enact tonight if they so desired. These changes are legal, constitutional and would be of great comfort to Americans interested in supporting our troops and the rule of law. Such a move also would cast current leadership in a much better light than they have created for themselves in recent months.
While we all understand the complexity and intentional inflexibility of so much of our Federally mandated “due process,” both legislatively and judicially, none of what I am suggesting runs contrary to the common sense and conservative principles so many of us embrace.
Get this done and watch the liberals scream — not in disagreement I would wager, but because they weren’t smart enough to come up with these ideas first. Actually, scratch that. The Dems would scream in disagreement; it is what they do with virtually all ideas that promote common sense over emotion and the rule of law over what might hurt their feelings.