“Everything I don’t like is a threat to democracy” has become the new slogan of the Democrat Party, and it was put on display again this week after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down Joe Biden’s SEC.
In a ruling that restored constitutional protections and left Democrats screaming bloody murder, the court found that the SEC does not have the power to internally decide to seize assets from those they feel have committed a crime.
This seems like a pretty consequential decision https://t.co/DiyNjlygtt pic.twitter.com/ghlsYyvdl8
— John P. Collins (@prof_jpc) May 18, 2022
Some might be asking how the SEC ever gained such power in the first place, where an internal, administrative judge can unilaterally steal people’s property. After all, doesn’t the Seventh Amendment guarantee the right to a jury trial? The legislature that delegated such power is mostly to blame, and the SEC has taken that raw power to extremes over the years.
Yet, what strikes me the most is the reaction to this ruling. Here are a few examples of the meltdown that occurred in one Twitter exchange.
This is truly radical stuff that will meaningfully affect people’s ability to collectively act to protect their economic security and will get a fraction of the attention as the woke libs narrative.
How do we respond to extremism when most people can’t see it? https://t.co/QW1ZuO4OEW
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) May 18, 2022
For context, a professor at Georgetown University is quote-tweeting a supposed legal expert, decrying how radical it is that a court told an administrative agency they can’t violate the rights of individual citizens. You almost have to admire the guy’s word salad of describing it as violating the “people’s ability to collectively act to protect their economic security.” It would have been easier for him to say he supports an all-powerful, completely unconstitutional administrative state–because that’s exactly what he supports.
And that’s the bigger story here. The Democrat Party does not care one iota about individual rights. They see government as a bludgeon to be used in whatever way they please. If that means violating the Fourth and Seventh Amendments, then they are perfectly fine with that–as long as it serves their end goal. That’s not just true at the SEC. It’s true in every single bloated, inefficient government bureaucracy.
If individuals have and maintain rights, the government cannot attain unlimited and unchallenged totalitarian power. The left wants to create and hand out rights as they see fit, and deny them when they want to deliver punishment. They see a “right” to murder a human being (as long as it is done privately) but openly try to trample delineated rights spelled out in the Constitution, the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 7th.
Adherence to the US Constitution protects the rights of American citizens. The Framers knew the power structures of any society could be violative of its citizenry. That is exactly why the rights and text within the Constitution were written. It protects the people, not the Federal government, ergo why so many Marxist democrats abhor the Constitution. It is why they often times refer to the document as a document of negative rights.
one must read the “Federalist Paper’s” to fully appreciates what the founders of this Country did to ensure liberty.