- Nov 16, 2016
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I can not vote for either. Trump’s authoritarian crap is an intolerable insult to the Constitution I swore to defend. I can not vote for him. Biden’s idiocy is similarly an insult to the Constitution. I can not vote for him.Never mind whether you "like" them. It's not like you're ever going to be invited to have a beer with either of them, so "liking" them is irrelevant.I don’t know who You Guys are. I voted for Trump in 2016. I am not voting this year. I don’t like either candidate.You guys always said the White House is the Vegetable's. Having doubts?If it costs the Whitehouse and Senate it isn’t.None of them are exactly spring chickens. Be that as it may, that doesn't necessarily mean Thomas and Alito are going to die in the next four years, either. I have no idea what their personal health is like. Ginsburg made it to 87, even with recurring health problems.I meant Alito. I screwed up the name. But the point remains. Two of the Conservatives are very old. Retirement or death are imminent.Um, you know Scalia died in 2016, right?Thomas is 72. Scalia is 70. Do you honestly think that this Conservative SCOTUS you are willing to sacrifice everything for will last more than a year or two? Honestly both will be gone in the next administration. Now you have five four Liberal.With the election looking every close and the shifting demographics in the country, establishing a solid Conservative SCOTUS is an absolute MUST! We have 40 days, get that process going now!
The current Justices of the Supreme Court are:
Stephen Breyer, 82
Clarence Thomas, 72
Samuel Alito, 70
Sonia Sotomayor, 66
John Roberts, 65
Elena Kagan, 60
Brett Kavanaugh, 55
Neil Gorsuch, 53
So yeah, it's possible that we might lose Thomas and Alito soon. But by sheer age, it's a lot more likely that Breyer is going to pass first.
Whether or not a new Trump nominee will last "more than a year or two" would depend on who he nominates, but Gorsuch and Kavanaugh seem to indicate he's looking for relative youth and longevity.
My counterpoint remains. Breyer is the most likely to pass in the next few years, and he's not a conservative. And I fail to see why the age of the remaining Justices means any nomination is not worth the bother.
The point is that one of them is going to be President for the next four years. Do you want the America four years of Biden will bring, or the America four years of Trump will bring? While it's possible to not want either of them, it's not possible to GET neither of them. And it's a pretty stark difference.
If I vote for Trump to defend the Second. I am also voting for his position on Police Misconduct. That position is simply stated. No such thing. In fact he shut down a vital tool to defending the Constitution when the Compliance Actions were shut down. I can not vote for that.
Biden’s disdain for the Second is well known. I can’t vote for that.
So I can not vote for either and I will not. And honestly in Georgia it won’t matter. Republicans are going to win without my vote. Democrats would still lose even if I voted for them.
Both paths lead to ruin. I will not participate in choosing which path to national suicide we take. And it will be national suicide no matter who wins.
I have said it many times. A pox on both their houses. No matter who wins we are running full speed towards the authoritarian future I dread. Either through respect my authoritarian crap or the Government is the answer idiocy.
Neither side cares about the Constitution. For both sides it is a hurdle to get around or over. So go ahead and vote. Pretend you are choosing the lesser of two evils. Pretend you are supporting what this nation needs. It ends in tears and death no matter which path you choose.