President Trump kept his promise. It’s just been announced that he has chosen Neil Gorsuch to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
Why is this important?
The #1 reason conservatives, the faith community, and so many concerned Americans voted for Donald Trump was his promise to nominate a strict constructionist to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Our freedoms win.
Our constitution, our society, and our government have been terribly transformed by a judicial activist Supreme Court which believes in legislating from the bench.
This approach is taking away our rights and destroying our country.
In contrast, a strict constructionist or a conservative judge interprets the law and applies the Constitution as written based on its original context.
What is at stake with Trump’s nomination?
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death opened up a crucial swing seat on the Supreme Court. If another judicial activist was appointed, the court would have taken on an aggressively activist, left-leaning tilt.
With Gorsuch, the court will take on a more balanced, constitutionalist bent, leaning toward judicial restraint.
This current nominee is so important:
- Gorsuch is young.
- He can serve for 30-40 years.
- He is well-respected among conservative and liberal jurists.
- He has a long academic pedigree from Columbia University and Harvard Law School
- This nominee has a solid judicial record on the following issues:
- Freedom of speech and the press
- Freedom of religion/conscience
- Second Amendment
- State sovereignty
- The Commerce Clause
- Limitation of the Administrative State
- Protections against Radical Environmentalism
- Commonsense Immigration
Gorsuch has one of the strongest records on religious liberty.
He ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby when the corporation challenged Obamacare’s abortion and birth-control mandates.
He wrote a powerful dissent when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor
He also wrote in favor of bans on assisted suicide.
He is a vocal strict constructionist, and rejects any notion that judges should create law.
He is also well-known as a clear, persuasive, and witty writer, much like Antonin Scalia.
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