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    When I was a kid, these billboards dotted the countryside, largely in response to the high court's ruling in Brown.



    I've been listening to politicians and pundits bad-mouth the Supreme Court my entire life - threatening impeachment, charges of treason, etc., and for the most part those threats have come from the Right.

    In any case, the Congress is granted broad discretion in the matter by the Constitution. We have had as few as five and as many as ten justices in our history. If I recall correctly, Andrew Jackson was able, with the help of Congress, to reduce the number of justices from seven to five just in time for the inauguration of his political enemy, J.Q. Adams.

    Where we are now, however, such threats are empty. Although the justices themselves would probably welcome the increase in their numbers because it would greatly lessen their workload.
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    I doubt the Democrats would try that. If they did, they are asking for a revolt.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I'm sure the Supreme Court will respond well to being threatened.
    They folded in 1936 and that got us a lot of New Deal programs that were previously unconstitutional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Senators File an Enemy-of-the-Court Brief


    In New York State Rifle Assoc. v. City of New York, 5 senators filed an amicus brief with SCOTUS. This brief essentially warns the court that if they rule against the City and its draconian anti-2nd Amendment law that the Congress would restructure the court and pack it with anti-gun radicals.

    This is outrageous and I hope it becomes a main issue in 2020. Although SCOTUS may be able to dodge the issue on jurisdictional grounds, I would think that doubtful since they agreed to hear the case. Even if they do, how is the Court going to handle being blatantly threatened by these senators?

    The link above is to the Wall Street Journal- I use it because it is main stream, but it has a fire wall. I will link to other cites with the article and last I will link to the amicus brief.

    Kirsten Gillibrand slams the NRA and Federalist Society in Supreme Court filing and warns the court could be restructured


    Democrat Senators Threaten to ‘Restructure’ Supreme Court if Second Amendment Ruling Goes Against Them


    The amicus brief in NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION, INC., ET AL., v. CITY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, ET AL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    They folded in 1936 and that got us a lot of New Deal programs that were previously unconstitutional.
    They remain unconstitutional. FDR conducted a counterrevolution that ended the original Constitution.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We need to remind these hard left senators what the purpose of the Second Amendment is- to allow the citizens to oppose tyrants. I have never seen any filing before a court that took that tone with the court. I don't know if parties that file as friends of the court can be sanctioned or not, but if they can be, they ought to be.
    But the worst tyrant ever is sitting in the White House right now and none of you are lifting a finger...
    How crazy alt righties got pwnd by a conervative web site:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    But the worst tyrant ever is sitting in the White House right now and none of you are lifting a finger...
    That is likely because only retards think the President is a tyrant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    Their plan is to get into the White House and then raise the number of Justices -- packing the Court with liberal nominees.

    I don't know if they could do that sort of thing, but they need a different strategy if they want to get near the White House.
    The left's strategy for the last 60 years has been massive immigration from third world countries. We continue to bring in more than a million, poor and dumb black, brown, and yellow people from authoritarian third world countries.

    About half go on welfare and 80% vote reliably for Democrats.

    The 2020 census will shift representative seats away from Americans and toward aliens. The House, after 2022 will never again be controlled by Republicans. The Presidency, after 2024 will never again be controlled by a Republican. The Senate will eventually fall. I predict 2026. Then it is all over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    We need to remind these hard left senators what the purpose of the Second Amendment is- to allow the citizens to oppose tyrants. I have never seen any filing before a court that took that tone with the court. I don't know if parties that file as friends of the court can be sanctioned or not, but if they can be, they ought to be.
    This will be decided by armed conflict in the middle of the the next decade.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    When I was a kid, these billboards dotted the countryside, largely in response to the high court's ruling in Brown.



    I've been listening to politicians and pundits bad-mouth the Supreme Court my entire life - threatening impeachment, charges of treason, etc., and for the most part those threats have come from the Right.

    In any case, the Congress is granted broad discretion in the matter by the Constitution. We have had as few as five and as many as ten justices in our history. If I recall correctly, Andrew Jackson was able, with the help of Congress, to reduce the number of justices from seven to five just in time for the inauguration of his political enemy, J.Q. Adams.

    Where we are now, however, such threats are empty. Although the justices themselves would probably welcome the increase in their numbers because it would greatly lessen their workload.
    Andrew Jackson (7th Prez)? John Quincy Adams (6th Prez)? I am eager to hear more. I own three or four books on Jackson. Maybe it is time to read them.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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