Jul 16, 2018

Why all the Hysteria Over the Recent Supreme Court Nominee

The people on the political left have lost their minds over the process to replace retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Even before Trump had a chance to select Brett Kavanaugh as the prime candidate, Democrats were saying Trump was making the worst possible choice.

The conservative Campus Reform made fools out of people at New York University by asking people on campus what they thought of Trump’s decision three days before the announcement. Most generally described the decision as a racist move that would start something very negative. Trump was abusing his power by making a choice clearly granted to him by the Constitution.

The liberal media were predicting all manner of apocalyptic fallout from the new Justice. One MSNBC reporter claimed this nomination is going to “mean the end of the constitution.” Another guest of the network said it will “spell the criminalization of women.”

The new Supreme Court pick is very “controversial,” whoever he or she turned out to be. That was the consensus of ABC’s Nightline Twitter page, about 90 minutes before Donald Trump announced the name of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

After the announcement of his nomination to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh made it clear that his job was to use the Constitution as his primary guidepost. He stated, “A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent.”

He later added, “My judicial philosophy is straightforward. A judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law. A judge must interpret statutes as written, and a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent. For the past 11 years, I’ve taught hundreds of students, primarily at Harvard Law School. I teach that the Constitution’s separation of powers protects individual liberty.”

Kavanaugh concluded, “I will tell each senator that I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case, and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”

The left is going to fight his nomination tooth and nail because it believes a set of leftist beliefs need to be pre-programmed in the interpretation of the Constitution. Gay rights and abortion are claimed to be protected by the document, even though these issues appear nowhere in the text.

For 100 years the Supreme Court ruled that slavery was legal. The right of one man to hold another man as his property was upheld by several rulings. This popularity test of the Supreme Court has been a major shortfall of the third branch of government. If you get enough racists on the court, blacks can once again be ruled as the property of slaveholders. All it would take is the ruling of one single justice to override the lessons of the Civil War.

The framers of the Constitution would be absolutely shocked to see how powerful the Supreme Court has become in our day. In 1790, there was one Supreme Court judge for every 600,000 Americans. Today, there is one Supreme Court judge for every 35 million Americans. Not even the Soviet Politburo managed that level of non-representation.

The Supreme Court has been a very useful tool in implementing the leftist agenda. The Gay marriage act became the rule of the law because of a single vote in the Supreme Court. In the house, you need to get a majority vote in both houses to pass a law that says two people of the same sex can get married. By going to the Supreme Court, a minority group can make any political fad a reality.

The Democratic Party has already proven that it is fixated on fantasies of tyrannical rule by openly talking about impeaching President Trump without any charges. At least one congressman wants to extend that option to the Supreme Court. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison said that a Democratic Congress could impeach a Republican-appointed Supreme Court justice. I’m sure Ellison is for impeaching Republican members of Congress.

I don’t think the addition of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will make any difference. Whenever conservatives have an upper hand in the court, they always respect previous liberal rulings. Whenever there is a liberal majority, they always expand the power of the court. The next time Democrats have a majority in the Senate, I expect them to approve judges that will rob us of our liberties. It is my prayer that God will keep them frustrated right up to the day of the rapture.

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).


The Enragement

 There are many in America, it is more than obvious, who are only minimally aware or not aware at all of the enragement spawned by the 2016 presidential election. Because I am so intensely aware of the rage ripping at the heart of the nation, those who don’t seem to even notice the damage being done irritate me to distraction. My only comfort comes from the knowledge that God has it all under control. –That, and the conviction that a reconstituted silent majority will manifest its own enragement when it’s time to enter the voting booths during this year’s mid-term elections.

Then, I come to my spiritual senses and realize that politics are of a temporal nature that render effects on the human condition fleeting at best. Only investment in things of God will triumph at the end of the day. Humanistic influences—be they constituted of political or any other man-centered ingredient—are of no lasting consequence.

Still, we must endure present circumstance, so it’s best to do so by, as calmly and thoughtfully as possible, analyzing things as they exist.

Always, it is our purpose at Rapture Ready to probe with the sharp, revealing Word of Bible prophecy. Doing so makes possible the understanding of even the absolute insanity exhibited by the political left, pumped up in its enragement by ideological steroids injected by mainstream news and entertainment media.

It takes no more than a modicum of effort to get to the very center of the anger. The winner of the 2016 presidential election is the object of rage for hatred central—the political party which, it seems, becomes more radical by the day.

To get right to the proof of the pudding, as the term goes, we look at an individual party member that more than most others represents the radicalized left in the matter of hatred for the duly elected president.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is the apex mover and shaker in the so-called resistance. We remember her inflammatory rhetoric upon her learning of White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders being ejected from a Washington, D.C., restaurant because she worked for the Trump Administration.

Waters said, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”

Despite some within her political party making limp attempts to distance themselves from Waters’ lunacy, the enragement just continues to mount. Waters, rather than back down from her incitement, continues to throw fuel on the fires started by the so-called Antifa movement, an organized group of haters equating the Trump Administration to the fascist government of the days of Benito Mussolini, axis partner with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis of World War II.

The enragement will soon reach a dangerous level, it is feared by those who observe from the perspective of students of history.

World Net Daily (WND) columnist Dennis Prager said the following:

“Because of the ever-descending moral and intellectual state of the mainstream news media, there has been no outcry against the leftists who call President Donald Trump and all Americans who support him Nazis. Indeed, members of the media now regularly do so.

 “Without that outcry, this labeling will only increase; and this steadily increasing drumbeat of hysteria is likely to lead to one result: violence against conservatives,” he warned.

“It is not plausible to foresee any other outcome of left-wing normalization of the terms ‘Nazi’ and ‘white supremacist.’”

A WND report presented the following regarding the political rage that is building. Veteran political adviser and longtime columnist Pat Buchanan warned inflammatory rhetoric sometimes is followed by very real violence.

 “The left, to the point of irrationality, despises a triumphant Trumpian right and believes that to equate it with fascists is not only legitimate, but a sign that the accusers are the real moral, righteous and courageous dissenters in these terrible times,” he explained.

 It has happened before, he pointed out.

 “After Dr. King’s assassination, a hundred cities, including the capital, were looted and burned. Scores died. U.S. troops and the National Guard were called out to restore order. Soldiers returning from Vietnam were spat upon. Cops were gunned down by urban terrorists. Bombings and bomb attempts were everyday occurrences. Campuses were closed down. In May 1971, tens of thousands of radicals went on a rampage to shut down D.C.,” he said.

And Buchanan cited the left’s frequent comparisons of Trump to Nazi Germany, which “are absurd.”

“Does anyone truly believe that the centers where the children of illegal migrants are being held, run as they are by liberal bureaucrats from the Department of Health and Human Services, are like Stalin’s Gulag or Hitler’s camps?” he wrote. (WND.com, July 3, 2018)

Again, while humanistic rage and political enragement are troubling, it is incumbent upon the spiritually-attuned to consider the real battle being waged. We find that battle in Ephesians 6: 12—We struggle not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We get right to the heart of the cause and effect by considering the following: 

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Pet 5: 8) 

Satan—the devil—is enraged. So, too, are his minions, both demonic and human. However, we are not to fall victim to the enragement of minions who want to throw off the bonds of Heaven’s governance. Jesus is our strength and our fortress. We are told: “Greater is he who is in you, than he who is in the world.” (1 Jn 4: 4)