Our nation’s founding fathers crafted the Judicial Branch to be the protector of natural, “inalienable” rights enshrined in the Constitution, and that the U.S. Supreme Court would be the final arbiter of laws and rules made by the Legislative and Executive Branches in deciding which of them infringed upon those universally recognized rights.
But unfortunately for us, one political party doesn’t believe that should be the role of a Supreme Court justice, and that would be the Democratic Party. In fact, one of its long-serving members just admitted as much.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a statement made at the beginning of Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald J. Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, said she is “afraid” that he may be an “originalist” – that is, a jurist who believes justices ought to rule on laws and rules based on our founders’ original intent behind the various articles and amendments passed at the country’s birth. (RELATED: Agenda 21: The Constitution Of The New World Order)
Feinstein, in other words, doesn’t believe that the Constitution should be interpreted as written, as it was intended to be by the founders. She thinks justices ought to apply a legal standard that considers what Americans today might favor or believe, not what the wise, sage men who wrote our founding document – which was written based on their studies of history and learned scholars like Plato and Aristotle – proscribed for all time.
She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
“It’s a framework on which to build,” she said. “I firmly believe the Constitution is a living document that evolves as our country evolves.”