Conservative GOP Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska is witnessing Democrat anti-Catholicism and religious intolerance up close at the Barrett confirmation hearings and he doesn’t like it one bit. For his views, and because of his character, Sasse is gaining fans.
Does everybody else agree that @bensasse is everything we want in our representatives in Congress? Thoughtful, intelligent and respectful.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 13, 2020
“They talk about the Supreme Court as just another political institution, the progressive wing or the conservative wing of the Supreme Court, a Republican justice or a Democratic justice,” Sasse said Monday on “Fox News @ Night”. By doing so, Sasse understands, Democrats misinterpret the basic function of the high court.
“Judges don’t have to get elected for a reason,” Sasse commented. “Judges have lifetime tenure for a reason. And that’s because the Supreme Court is supposed to be an apolitical branch. The two political branches, the legislative and the executive branches, those people get elected. Those people pass laws. Voters can fire those people. Voters in America can’t fire judges. And that’s because judges are not supposed to confuse themselves as policymakers.” Exactly. All it takes is a reading of the Constitution to understand that. Hence why Democrats don’t understand it.
Democrats have tried to compare Barrett’s faith to a dystopian novel, “So these people, so many of these people on the left who attack religious Americans, they don’t know any history. They don’t know any theology. And so I’m not Catholic, but Catholics regularly use the term ‘handmaiden’ to go back to the annunciation of Jesus and the idea that lots of people are dedicated to the work of the kingdom of God.
“And Amy Barrett, as a handmaiden, I mean, if [husband] Jesse Barrett and the Catholic Church are trying to oppress Amy Barrett, they’re doing a really crappy job because the woman seems to excel in every domain of life.” However, Democrats hate those who excel because when they do they stop voting Democrat.
Sasse told the Fox anchor that “it would be a good thing if the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee decided to conduct themselves more respectably this round than they did when Judge Barrett was before us as a Notre Dame Law faculty member in 2017 and there were repeated questions as to whether the dogma lived too loudly in her, whether she considered herself a devout Catholic or a serious Catholic, who the People of Praise were. None of this stuff is the business of the Senate Judiciary Committee. We have a First Amendment with religious liberty as its heart of the cluster of freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly and protests. But we also have a no religious test test clause in the main body of the Constitution before you even get to the Bill of Rights. It would be great if the Democrats of the Judiciary Committee comported themselves more appropriately.”
He said Democrats “were asking all these policy and outcome-based topics or framing them up for their questions tomorrow. Again, that’s not appropriate. What we should be talking about is her temperament, her character, her judicial philosophy. Does she know what the job of the judge is?…This isn’t Republican versus Democrat stuff. It’s American stuff.”
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 13, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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