The third branch of government is different from the other two in a very important way.
But Old Chuck U. Schumer seems to have forgotten exactly HOW they are different in the action he took against some protesters that showed up on his doorstep over the weekend. In fact, he’s gotten the difference exactly backward.
Let’s look back at the event itself and move forward from there.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 14, 2023
Neither he, nor Biden, nor Jen Psaki so much as batted an eye when angry and disruptive protesters gathered en masse at the private homes of the Conservative Justices. While a protest in front of a courthouse — including the Supreme Court — is legal, it is NOT lawful to protest the private homes or offices of a judge.
Because he AGREED with the political pressure that was being applied in light of the leaked and still-pending Dobbs decision, Shumer took no issue whatsoever with the pressure being applied to Conservative judges to soften the language striking down federal abortion laws.
Biden’s DOJ, not surprisingly, turned a blind eye to the protests — even after an assassination plot against Kavanaugh was exposed.
Schmucky Chucky was asked about the protests outside of the homes. He had no problem with it.
When a reporter asked Schumer if he was comfortable with the protests outside the Supreme Court justices’ homes, according to a May 10, 2022, report in The Hill, Schumer responded, “If protests are peaceful, yes. My house — there’s protests three, four times a week outside my house. The American way to peacefully protest is OK.”
While he was talking to the reporter, Schumer got a call from his wife and joked, “Maybe there’s a protest outside.” — IJR
Congress and the President are accountable to the people who elected them. That’s because were sent to act as an embodiment of the will of the people.
It’s only natural that the people would put pressure on those elected people so that they remain faithful to the will of the people who elected them rather than the myriad corrupting influences of party and lobbyists that have sprung up like mushrooms throughout the DC swamp.
The Judicial branch is different. They are accountable to the people only indirectly, through the appointment process and the power of Congress to impeach. Their first priority is
The Framers took great pains to devise a system in which judges were insulated from influences like political considerations so that they could decide cases based on the operative text in the law rather than on political pressures of what might or might not be popular at any given time.
That consideration is part of the reason SCOTUS was made to be a lifetime position. Someone in a lifetime position isn’t distracted by or concerned with looking at that ‘next’ stage in their career. So long as you don’t disgrace your position in some remarkable way, there is job security.
They swear an oath to decide cases ‘without fear or favor’. Included in the scope of that oath was the fear of the displeasure of the people whose lives would be touched by a decision that would come before them.
Schumer’s party has little regard for the Constitution. Is it any wonder he would reserve special police protections for himself that he has denied to members of the court?
Schumer clearly sees himself as above any accountability to the people, and SCOTUS is an enemy to be opposed.