As of this post, four of the eight judges on the United States Supreme Court have been appointed by presidents who failed to win the votes of the majority of Americans and those judges have been confirmed by a senate whose leader and the party he leads do not represent a majority of Americans. That number of judges is expected to increase to five, resulting in a majority of judges, five out of nine, nominated and confirmed by the minority
All of this is legal, allowed by the Constitution of the United States of America.
There is a bit of hysteria from the talking heads of the extremist right wing that now controls our nation, fearing what they and their willing accomplices in the media refer to as “packing the court” by Democrats should they win the White House and regain control of the Senate.
We must refrain from using or even acknowledging the term “packing”. It sounds corrupt. It sounds underhanded and deceitful.
We will not pack the court.
As I have explained previously, our Supreme Court is now out of alignment with the American people. A majority of its judges do not fall within the political spectrum of the majority of the American people. Our governments role is to serve the people. In order to better serve the people, our government at every level, should best reflect the needs and beliefs of the people, of course all within the law and subject to our Constitution.
We will align the court.
When we elect a Democratic president and should Democrats control the Senate, it is our duty to the American people to align the court to better reflect the American people that it serves. How many judges? Which judges? We’ll let you know when we get the opportunity. It is our right. It is our obligation.
and……All of this is legal, allowed by the Constitution of the United States of America.