SCHUMER: A VOTE FOR JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT IS A VOTE TO ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE FOR MILLIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC
September 26, 2020
Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:
The American people should make no mistake—a vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. By nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Trump has once again put Americans’ healthcare in the crosshairs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, unabated by this Administration, healthcare was already the number one issue on the ballot in November. President Trump has promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will “terminate” our health care law and decimate the health care system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. In Judge Barrett, President Trump has found the deciding vote.
[OCS: Let us remember that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which does not protect patients and is not affordable, was founded on a significant lie – “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! So lied former President Obama and echoed by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the mainstream media. Not to mention is fundamentally unconstitutional and no legislation, in the history of the United States, commanded citizens to purchase a commercial product under the threat of penalties and fines.
As we have seen, premium costs have skyrocketed, deductibles increased, services reduced, and the insurance companies kept their state mini-monopolies and massive profits.
As for the Supreme Court, the ACT was unconstitutional, and Obama's government lawyers told different stories to the American people and the Court. Another progressive socialist Democrat attempt to nationalize healthcare on the path to a government single-payer system that would affect the lives of every American. Disadvantaging senior citizens who are nearing the end of their lives and allowing live babies to be medically murdered.]
Judge Barrett strongly criticized the ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, claiming that if Justices read the law the way she does, they would “have had to invalidate” the entire health care law.
[OCS: Should an unconstitutional law come before the Supreme Court, one would assume that it would be invalidated regardless of its popularity with the Democrats– as that is the sworn duty of the Justices appointed to the Court. Of course, several unconstitutional measures previously upheld by the liberal Justices might be at risk if those issues came before the Court.]
Her record also makes clear that if she is confirmed, the reproductive freedoms that millions of women hold dear would be in grave danger.
[OCS: Reproductive rights is a code phrase for unrestricted government-funded abortion, including the medical murder of living children who survived an abortion procedure. By the way, in the unlikely event that Roe v. Wade is found to be unconstitutional, the matter would be returned to the individual states pending new congressional action.]
Should Judge Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed, a far-right majority on the Court could also turn back the clock on women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, voting rights, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections and more. The future for DACA recipients also hangs in the balance with this nominee.
[OCS: Workers’ rights is a code phrase for mandatory unionization of both the private and public sector, although workers now have specific rights under the law and can seek redress of individual grievances at any time.
Voting rights is a code phrase meaning fewer controls that impact the process and integrity of voting, such as demanding a photo-id or clean voter registration rolls. Somehow, the Democrats believe that the same identification needed for travel, financial transactions, and entry to federal buildings is impossible to obtain by voters – even though official identification cards are freely available.
Civil rights are all about pandering to the core constituency of the Democrat Party by offering class protections, unconstitutional affirmative action, and reparations to a segment of the population who use race as an excuse for not conforming to cultural norms, lack of personal responsibility, and underachievement.
LGBTQ rights are offering class protections and legally demanding you participate in another individual’s delusion that they are a man, woman, or something else depending on how they may feel that day. I think actor James Woods said it best, “While we are fighting overseas for our freedoms, the Democrats are fighting over which bathroom to use.”
Environmental protections – you mean the specious science that allows the government to control our economy, damage or destroy our capitalist system, and to plunder our national treasury at will.
DACA – even former President Barack Obama claimed he lacked the power to convert illegal aliens into citizens with a stroke of his pen. This is an unconstitutional rule that needs to be overturned.
The problem with the Democrats is that they view any decision they do not like as illegitimate and characterizing those on the Court who put forth such a majority decision as right-wingers.]
After holding a Supreme Court vacancy open for 8 months before a presidential election, and after failing for the last six months to address the tremendous pain the American people are feeling amidst this pandemic, President Trump and Leader McConnell are doing what no Senate has done before: shamelessly rushing to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat less than 40 days before a presidential election. Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish was that she not be replaced until a new president is installed. Republicans are poised to not only ignore her wishes, but to replace her with someone who could tear down everything that she built. This reprehensible power grab is a cynical attack on the legitimacy of the Court.
[OCS: There are numerous historical precedents for the action President Trump is taking, and no constitutional provisions are attached to the fevered wishes of a dying Supreme Court Justice. Much of what Justice Ginsberg built was based on nonexistent or perverted interpretations of the Constitution. This action, characterized as a “reprehensible power grab, is a cynical attack on the legitimacy of the Court,” is precisely what the Democrats would do under similar circumstances.]
I will strongly oppose this nomination.
[OCS: Of course, the progressive socialist Democrats would oppose anything that curtails their power and protects the Constitution, America, and ALL Americans. The Courts are the only way the progressive socialist democrats can put reprehensible practices into law and avoid further scrutiny, a public referendum, and the requirement for cowardly members of Congress to go on the record with a recorded vote.]