How the Supreme Court affects economic justice
This week, the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court is an excellent example of how the super-rich are trying to impose their ideology of economic justice on everyday citizens of the United States. This Democracy Now report sheds a light on how $10 million dollars of anonymous donations are funding the influence of his nomination. Why? To simplify, by controlling all three checks and balances of government—the executive, the legislative, and judicial branches of government—these "dark money" political action committees are attempting to completely remove the corruption barriers for an isolated few super-rich elite Americans whose monopoly of power the founding fathers put said checks and balances in place for exactly that reason. Many Progressives are part of the elite (albeit mainly in academia) and therefore should be calling these super-rich elite on their self-centered, misguided attempts to change the status quo. A Progressive goal for economic justice should be to appoint Supreme Court Justices who are free from unjust political influence from these super-rich that account for only .1 percent of the population of the United States. We must insure that Supreme Court Justices with lifetime appointments possess the unbiased reasoning skills to administer justice that reflects society's humanity instead of the rigid ideology of Constitutional Deconstructionists like Judge Neil Gorsuch—who once ruled that a trucker should freeze to death than abandon cargo by the roadside—that doesn't know the difference between adhering to arcane "rules" and having a well-developed sense of common decency when applying the law. Is it because Neil Gorsuch is an obedient and parochial rules follower who, in a judicial context, can't think for himself and that is what the super-rich want? The so-called Useful Idiot?