Justice Anthony Kennedy – More Powerful than Any President

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Some say the President of the United States, no matter who that is at any given time, is the most powerful man in the world. As the Chief Executive of the United States, he commands both the largest and most powerful military, and also the largest and most powerful economy on the planet.

This may be true on the World stage, but it is not the case domestically. For years now, supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the most powerful person in America.

While this is an abomination of federalism, it is never the less true. And it’s something that seems to be thrown about as no big deal by the legal, political and pundit class. But it is a big ‘F’ing deal (h/t Joe Biden), yet has evidently become the new normal.

We have devolved from the Founders’ vision of three equal branches providing checks and balances on one another, to being ruled by nine black robed oligarchs, to now the reality we face today. That our freedoms and liberties, our economy – everything we hold dear, is controlled by a single individual.

In Justice Kennedy’s hands (or his vote), he holds the future of America. We have never been so close to a dictatorship as we are today. And by one who cannot be voting out, or otherwise removed. Like a dictator, it is he and he alone who decides to stay or go. But unlike a Dictator, there is little fear of assassination.

Many on the left, and the right, have stated their fear of president Trump becoming a strong-arm dictator, but that fear has little merit. Just like Obama – regardless of what he does, what harm he can cause to, or good he can do for America (depending on your perspective), it will last for no more than eight years. After that, if his successor wishes to undo or change things, he or she is able to try. In other words, anything a President does can be undone.

This is not the case regarding supreme Court decisions. As we’ve experienced, with much frustration I might add, there appears to be little, if anything, we can (or will) do to overturn a bad supreme Court decision. High Court decisions are held by many in the same regard as are the Ten Commandments – higher by some.

And as most important decisions recently have been of the narrow-margined, 5-4 variety, this puts Kennedy clearly in charge.

So “in charge” is he, that Elizabeth Wydra, president of the leftist Constitutional Accountability Center wrote a piece attempting to convince Kennedy not to retire.

“It is impossible to imagine any stronger or more able steward of Justice Kennedy’s legacy than Kennedy himself. In the years ahead, Kennedy’s influence over the nation’s future will be more compelling than ever. In short, the Supreme Court is once again the Kennedy Court,” Wydra quipped. By “once again,” she of course means that we are back to a nine-justice court. What she says is not at all terrifying.

As scary as this is, she is absolutely right. ObamaCare not withstanding, the decisions of the high court normally split evenly. Roberts, Alito, Thomas and (hopefully) Gorsuch are, within reason, Constitutionalists, as opposed to the socialist one-mind collective of Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. Rarely do these four stray from an unconstitutionally progressive decision.

This leaves Kennedy as the wild card, capable of wielding such power over an entire nation as to make Ramesses II jealous. Ramesses II is considered to be the most powerful of all the Pharaohs.

And one has to wonder if he looks at his situation this way. I assume he must, although it doesn’t appear to have gone to his head – yet.

My hope, and I’m sure that of all conservatives, is that Kennedy goes quietly into the night (as in retires – not dies) without a fuss and with as little fanfare as possible, so Trump may nominate someone we, and more importantly, the Constitution, can consistently count on.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “Justice Anthony Kennedy – More Powerful than Any President

  1. Sadly true, especially when it’s completely unnecessary. This is one of the inherent consequences of the constitutional framers’ unbiblical litigant appellate system:

    “…The Bible stipulates, among other things, that judicial appointees must be men of truth who fear Yahweh and hate covetousness. (See Chapter 5 “Article 2: Executive Usurpation” for a list of additional Biblical qualifications.) The United States Constitution requires no Biblical qualifications whatsoever. Nowhere does the Constitution stipulate that judges must rule on behalf of Yahweh, rendering decisions based upon His commandments, statutes, and judgments as required in Exodus 18. That not even one constitutional framer contended for Yahweh,3 as did King Jehoshaphat, speaks volumes about the framers’ disregard for Him and His judicial system:

    ‘And he [King Jehoshaphat] set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for Yahweh, who is with you in the judgment…. And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.’ (2 Chronicles 19:5-9)….

    For more, see online Chapter 6 “Article 3: Judicial Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt6.html.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  2. Brent: “High Court decisions are held by many in the same regard as are the Ten Commandments – higher by some.”

    You said a mouth full there as that is very true. But, how did this nation get to such a sad state ? This nation’s arrival at this sad state began when it bought the lie of “We The People” should usurp the authority of The Great I Am in determining “good and evil”.

    The sooner we all get a grip on this fact and recognize it, the sooner we can all understand the real problems and get to solutions.

    “We the People” are the problem and have become exceptionally wicked, albeit not by accident, but the result is the same.

    This Constitution (and its 1st Amendment) opened the door for and allowed over time, by gradual increments, for His people to turn from their Christian ways and become, in essence, a pagan nation.  Here’s just a couple of example of the numerous pagan symbols that most think nothing of:

    What do you think that big male erection (The Obelisk, Phallic Symbol) in the District of Criminals by the pool is doing there, just a nice decoration for the Park ?!   How about the female goddess in the harbor ?!

    Moreover, and very pertinent to your article, the entire nation argues matters of law before a court system symbolized by the Roman goddess Justitia (just to let you know what system of law you’re really under), with judges (i.e. “unbelievers”) in those wicked Admiralty Maritime/Roman Civil law courts bearing her symbol (http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/a/justicegoddess.htm), that plague our nation with corruption like a cancer.

    Furthermore, isn’t it the so called “Judeo-Christians”, “Fundamentalist Christians”, “New Testament Only Christians”, “Southern Baptists”, etc., lead by false prophets such as Graham, etc., that teach the lie that God’ Laws, Statutes and Judgments have been done away with, ” are contrary to us”, etc., etc., when Christ Himself said the exact opposite: Matthew 5: 17-19 ?    

    “Unless they speak to the Law and the testimonies, there is no light in them.”

    The bottom line is, MOST “Constitutionalists” (so called “Christians included) who are for “freedom and liberty” ARE, in reality, for the liberty to break The Almighty’s Law.

    How to fix our nation and become His exceptionally good example to the world once again:

    “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep his commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14.

    By returning to being the exceptional example that produces the fruits of His Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Will/Kingdom on earth, headquartered here in the “nation born in a day.”

    Then the rest of the world will come to us to learn “The Way” (Acts 24: 14):

    “See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. So KEEP AND DO THEM, for THAT is your wisdom and your understanding IN THE SIGHT OF the peoples WHO WILL HEAR ALL these statutes and say, ‘Surely, this great nation IS A WISE AND UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE.’ For what great nation is there that has a God so near to it as is Yahweh our God whenever we call on Him? Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments AS RIGHTEOUS AS THIS WHOLE LAW which I am setting before you today ? Deuteronomy 4: 5-8 (Emph. added.)

    The Almighty told us in His Word that His Laws, Statutes and Judgments are perfect and “Thou shalt not add or subtract therefrom.”   

    Yet, the majority of the So called “Christians” and “Constitutionalists” (most of which haven’t even read it, let alone understand it) that are for “Liberty” and “Freedom” want to return to the god “We The People’s” constitutions that provide for legislative and presidential offices to do just that, i.e., “add or subtract therefrom.” The making of Law is a power that belongs to Him and Him alone!

    Here’s the root of the problem: 

    “We The People” were deceived into believing they should be god (sovereign) and decide what is to be the supreme law of the land via representational legislation (law making), e.g.,”A Republic, if you can keep it.” 

    The legislative process provided by the various federal and state constitutions was the vehicle used for the enemy to corrupt over time (via gradual increments) and finally take over.   

    Now, the state is the god of most, knowingly or unknowingly, and the “god” the state is controlled by His and our enemies, promoted by  “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.   

    This nation wanted to determine what was to be “good and evil”, instead of enforcing His Perfect Moral Laws.

    Malim in se (evil in and of itself as defined by The Great I Am, the ONLY lawgiver) vs. malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines, or legislates, it to be evil).

    The Almighty has a MUCH better offer:

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] system) upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

    He told us that if His people ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., enforce His Laws, Statutes and Judgments); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.   Seek Him while He may yet be found.

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