Siding with anti-constitutionalist Leftist justices, Chief Justice Roberts showed his true colors yet again. Ruling against the constitutional requirement that an enumeration (a "census" for Justice Roberts' benefit!) be required every ten years to apportion members of the House among the states. The citizenship requirement is boilerplate in our Constitution. If this decision isn't bad Behavior by those justices who were in the majority, then there is no case for any bad Behavior removal.
It is hard to imagine that the quality of our Supreme Court has deteriorated to the level it has.
Imagine a majority decision that clearly reveals that our Supreme Court has more Justices who do not understand our Constitution than those who do! This issue is not a matter of opinion. It is an ironclad pillar of our Constitution.
Whenever Supreme Court Justices show their disdain and disregard for our Constitution as has the majority of Leftist Justices in this decision, the People have every right to expect their representatives in Congress to remove those Justices for the bad Behavior of failing to abide by their sworn oath to defend our Constitution.
What happened on June 27th is a brazen assault on our Constitution. Members of the majority have committed acts of bad Behavior against the United States and should be swiftly removed accordingly.
Ruling that the Trump Administration hadn't made a compelling argument, the imbeciles who comprise the majority failed to understand that it is their responsibility to actually be informed of what our Constitution says and to actually think before rendering a decision!
Here is what the 14th Amendment states (modified as indicated by the 19th and 26th Amendments to give both sexes the right to vote at age 18):
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the ["male" overridden by 19th Amendment] inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of ["male" - overridden by 19th Amendment] citizens ["twenty-one" changed to 18 by 26th Amendment] years of age in such State.
It is very clear to anyone in their right mind that one must be a citizen to vote in a federal election.
It is also very clear to anyone in their right mind that the requirement for an "enumeration" every 10 years is to properly apportion members of Congress among the States by numbers of citizens in each state.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that in order to perform a legitimate enumeration, only those citizens of each state who can vote for Members of Congress can be counted. An enumeration must distinguish between citizens and non-citizens.
Congress has festooned the enumeration with all kinds of social engineering questions about demographics of the population. These additions have distorted the purpose of an enumeration and should be performed separately (if at all).
And what on Earth were the proponents of the question thinking when they used the Voting Rights Act as the basis for their request? Doesn't anybody read our Constitution? Is the 14th Amendment to be ignored? Is the very basis for apportioning members of the House of Representatives among the states unclear?
Justice Roberts and those who voted with him should be removed from the Court for their bad Behavior, their failure to abide by the terms of their oath of office. They are a disgrace to this nation and have made a travesty of our Supreme Court.
Solution: Forget the "census." Conduct a proper "enumeration" (as it's called in our Constitution) for the constitutionally-mandated purpose of apportioning House members among the states according to the numbers of citizens in each state.
A statement should appear at the top of the enumeration form to the effect that non-citizens completing the enumeration form and/or any citizen who encourages by any means any non-citizen(s) to fill out a citizen enumeration form will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
If I were President, I would live up to my oath of office, even if a majority of the Supreme Court refuses to abide by theirs.
This attack on our Constitutional Republic has got to stop.
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.