OpEd: What Does Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson change?

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-– Long-term Progressive Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would be resigning at the end of the 2021/22 term. President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace him. Jackson’s nomination was confirmed in the Senate.

Justice Breyer announced his retirement date as Thursday, 29 June 2022.

In the next Supreme Court term, Justice Jackson will be on the Supreme Court.

Little will change in terms of the policy on the Second Amendment.

This correspondent does not expect Justice Jackson to vary from Justice Breyer’s extreme hostility to the Second Amendment.

According to Justice Breyer, the Second Amendment was never meant to apply to individuals. If it applied to individuals, it did not have any force of law a state government was obligated to respect.

The Heller, McDonald, and now Bruen decisions reject that ahistorical analysis. The Breyer analysis can only be reached by an extremely selective view of the evidence.

The Bruen opinion by Justice Thomas lays out the evidence in a clear and convincing manner.

The Progressive philosophical basis has always been the Constitution is an impediment to the formation of government policy. It must be neutered or ways must be found to “work around” the “problem” of Constitutional limitations of government power.  Such “need” is exactly how the nation came to have the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Constitution limited the Federal government’s power to make abortion legal across the nation. In our government of checks and balances, such power was left to the states.

The Second Amendment presents exactly the opposite. The government was forbidden from infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The  Fourteenth Amendment made clear both the Federal and State governments were so forbidden.

In the Progressive philosophy, limitations on government power are evil. They prevent the government from doing all the things Progressive theorists think need to be enforced against the poor, ill-educated, stupid, and superstitious common people.

In the precise opposite of the founder’s thinking, common people cannot be trusted with any power in government. They will only cause problems.

There is every indication Justice Jackson will follow in the footsteps of Justice Breyer.

There is a difference. Justice Jackson was born on September 14, 1970. Justice Breyer was born on August 15, 1938. Justice Jackson is 32 years and a month younger than Justice Breyer. It is entirely possible Justice Jackson will serve on the court for another 35 years or more if the Republic survives for 35 more years.

In addition, Justice Breyer, born 32 years earlier, probably has less difficulty in defining what is a woman.

Justice Jackson claimed not to be able to do so because she is not a biologist.

This disconnect from simple reality bodes ill for decisions in which Justice Jackson has a say: all decisions forward from July of 2022 until Justice Jackson leaves the Supreme Court or until the Court is destroyed or dissolved.

By my count, the United States has endured 88 years of a Progressive Supreme Court, which worked very hard to change, spindle, and mutilate the Constitution to meet Progressive political goals.

For the first time in 88 years, the Supreme Court appears to have an originalist and textualist majority which takes the Constitution and the limits it places on government power seriously.

If this trend continues, Justice Jackson will not have much effect. She will remain in a dwindling minority on the court.

If the trend is reversed, current Progressives are far more worried about maintaining government power against the people, reducing the international power of the United States, and insuring that China becomes the next major power on the world stage, than they are of upholding the Constitution and the rule of law.

Which future will prevail is uncertain at this time.

I pray God will heal our land.

In addition to prayer, this correspondent urges everyone who is able, to organize and vote, while organization and voting still have chances to effect positive change and restore the Republic.

My oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, has never expired.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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john

Brown has no place on the bench she was picked for being a women and black. How does that read on her resume I got this appointment because I was black and a women.

PMinFl

Should a Republican be elected as POTUS and should he/she have the opportunity to nominate a judge for SCOTUS that president should make clear that no woman nor black candidate would be considered. This is discriminatory of course but will reveal the folly of Biden and hopefully prompt citizens to re-evaluate Browns appointment. Meant to be symbolic.

john

well said

swmft

symbolically appoint an idiot , just goes to show how much contempt the demoncrats have for America ,and her citizens

Wild Bill

It reads on her resume like all her prior work positions.

CourageousLion

Hopefully she won’t have to rule on what a woman is in the near future. I have a hard time comprehending the thoughts going through the minds of the idiots that confirmed her. I mean REALLY? Oh, I bet I know…she’s a WOMAN and she’s BLACK so that makes her specially qualified to be in that position.

Russn8r

Easy to figure what went through Lindsey Graham’s mind.
“I know what a woman is. I’m a woman!”
Pretty much same for most metro RINOs.

DDS

It’s called “Affirmative Action.” You set the bar low enough to make sure that there are minorities in the pool of the “basically qualified” (of the preferred type — Asian Americans need not apply). Then you select the minority candidate from the pool.

That’s how we got Vice President “Giggles” and that worked out so well that now we’re following up with Associate Justice Jackson.

TNJEWBOY

If you have a chance. Look her up and start looking at her blue blood brahmin, pro crown, bowtie wearing husband.

I understand that Mr. Jackson is a member in good standing of the Pilgrim Society.

RAS

The Democrats are experts on long term planning. She is young and will be in the Court for at least the next 30 – 40 years (if America as we know it is still around). If Democrats are in power when it’s time for Alito, Thomas and yes even Roberts retire, which can be within the next 10 years, They will put more young progressives on the court leaving just the three Trump picks and therefore changing the court for generations. As Obama once said, “elections have consequences”.

CourageousLion

“elections have consequences” ESPECIALLY rigged ones.

The other Jim

Yes. Had that slob of an Attorney General Notre Damme Bully-boy Barr appointed a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Stolen Presidential Election, the investigative results of the Prosecutor would have been out now or earlier and this may have stopped this Discriminatory-Affirmative Action Inferior type appointment by our Illegal Robber and Criminal President Carvel Joe (Senators not to be forgotten for their evil: Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joining Democrats to vote in favor). Trump may have had a 4th. Appointment to the Court.

Bill

The republican establishment can’t or won’t look past the next election. The Socialist Democrat Party (SDP) looks way down the road. The million + illegal immigrants allowed in under O’Biden can’t vote; but their offspring who are born in the United States will be citizens and will become consistent SDP voters! In the long run, America as we knew it is as DEAD as a beaver hat!

TNJEWBOY

She can be impeached.
You know, so should Epstein ‘s friend, Robert’s.

Ram

KBJ can not only not define a woman, but, by accepting the nomination
that set the limited parameters of a dark split-tail; She can’t project the
image of a woman with dignity. I hope she proves this summation wrong.

swmft

ugly is skin deep but stupid is clear to the bone

totbs

Usually yes, but Whoopi Goldberg defies that statement. She is ugly to the bone, as is Behar.

CourageousLion

And she has an ugly brain with all kinds of sick thoughts going through it.

Dry gulched

At a function she was attending the subject of gun control came up. The audience applauded and, wouldn’t you know it, she joined in. No need to ask her where her ideology lies.

Patriot Solutions

I think of the ghetto when I see it.

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swmft

she is that stupid and she went to the best public school in florida,almost think she resented the white people she went to school with
but then so too did jeff bezos so maybe communist teachers

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CourageousLion

There is a “best public school” somewhere? I think not!

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Green Mtn. Boy

Out goes the old Communist,in comes the new.

CourageousLion

Say hello to the new boss…same as the old boss.

uncle dudley

Once Judge Jackson said she couldn’t define what a woman was because she wasn’t a biologist should have been her reason for not becoming a justice of the court.
I would guess in her days as a judge that she sent women to a female prison for their crimes, she knew the difference then but now.
She is just another far reaching liberal who is afraid of the nasty conservatives.
Shame on Biden for nominating someone solely on the skin color.

swmft

I would have been ok with colin noir

Terry

I would have been elated!

CourageousLion

For sure! One smart dude! I bought three of his shirts. I Am The Militia in black and grey and one of the state of Arkansas with an AR 15 over it.

totbs

It happens every time you choose by race and or gender, instead of merit. Every time.

CourageousLion

He didn’t nominate her solely because of skin color. He also nominated her because she is what she can’t define.

Finnky

Thank you for bringing China into the discussion. Everything ties together. Laws, lawlessness, our human rights, national division, our economy, our military, our presence and power on international stage, and of course deterrence of countries seeking to build their own power through whatever means. Laws against our rights lead to noncompliance increasing crime rates while strengthening calls for succession. Over time this leads to economic losses as crime, and expenditures on law enforcement and lawsuits increase. Talk of splitting the nation combines with economic weakness to reduce world view of US$, and more specifically US T-bills, as monetary safe-haven. To… Read more »

swmft

this goes back to it looks like someone is pushing for ww3 ,which we all know would be a big planetary reset. , this may be why there are unexplainable underground cities around the globe it happened before we lost a lot of history and knowledge with the destruction of the library at Alexandria there may have been explanations for all the oddities in religious texts there are snippets in plato and other writers works where they mention something they read in an ancient book water clocks and automatic saws how much have we lost to greed? global warming…before disaster… Read more »

PMinFl

Remember , Joe and Hunter Biden are benefactors of Ukrainian/Russian activities as well as BIG benefactors with China. This is no accident.

gregs

right on, nothing will essentially change, you are replacing a ideolog with perhaps a more leftist ideolog but one just the same.
roberts is the hinge point in scotus. his decisions are sometimes as a justice that uses the Constitution/rule of law to decide cases and sometimes it becomes irrelevant to him.
she is just another activist judge who will be a thorn in the side of freedom for many years.

Jaque

Jackson is a Saboteur in a black robe.

Sisu

Concur. … And, here is an interesting aspect of jackson’s career – “In May of 2018, he [Pres. Trump] took his first steps to gain some modicum of control over this deep state. He issued three executive orders (E.O. 13837, E.O. 13836, and E.O.13839) that would have diminished their access to labor-union protection when being pressed on the terms of their employment. Those three orders were litigated by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and sixteen other federal labor unions.  All three were struck down with a decision by a DC District Court. The presiding judge was Ketanji Brown… Read more »