Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Reminds Us: There’s Still a Wild Ride Ahead

Written by Michael Cummings on June 29, 2018

A man I’ve known 15+ years is fond of saying the following, often in response to someone going through a difficult time in life: “What a ride!” If this week has proven anything, it’s that the ride is about to get bumpy between now and the midterm elections, not to mention 2020.

Let’s remember to stay focused, accept the fact that not everything will go our way, and keep working to spread liberty wherever we go.

In the movie Serenity, the assassin played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, tells our protagonist, Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), “If your quarry goes to ground, leave no ground to go to.”

The left is about to lose a key swing vote in the Supreme Court. For the last four decades, they’ve used this and the lower courts to further the progressive agenda in ways they continue to fail at via the normal channel of legislation (abortion, gay marriage, etc.). Without Anthony Kennedy – and maybe without Ruth Bader Ginsberg – there aren’t many places left to spread their totalitarianism. Where do they go? What will they do?

For one, they’re going to turn out in record numbers at the ballot box, and they’re going to cheat as much as possible (have you noticed voter fraud almost always results in Democrat victories?). We have to win elections and, as Hugh Hewitt says, “If it’s not close, they can’t cheat.” Leave them no ground.

Speaking of Anthony Kennedy, let’s make louder the conversation about power in government. No one – not Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, etc. — should have so much power unto himself. No branch of government and no one occupying a given seat in any branch of government was ever intended to have this much sway over the course of so many lives.

The 10th Amendment says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Since Marbury vs. Madison in 1803, the American people have let judicial review be the final word on all matters while it subverts the purpose of the constitution’s core edict of limited government. Let this end.

The outlook for liberty looks good right now. Enemies of freedom are against the ropes, and their panic is evident (and, admittedly, a bit delicious). But this is far from over. Socialism, once a swear word in American political discourse, is on the rise.

Victory for freedom is far from assured, not going to happen anytime soon, and will require courage and diligence from the everyday American to responsible public servants. Dennis Prager said leftism is the most dynamic religion in the last 100 years, so we must expect more harsh words and, sadly, violence. This is what happens when religious fanatics don’t get their way.

Protect yourselves and your loved ones, and buckle up.

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.