Advice and consent. The arguments over the President’s Supreme Court nomination.

The arguments rage over whether or not the Senate will take up the nomination of Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. The Democrat Party, supported by the the Main Stream Media (i.e. the left-wing media), are screaming that it is the constitutional responsibility of the Senate to hold hearings and have an “up-or-down” vote on the nominee. This Senate duty arises out the Constitutional mandate to “advise and consent.” Is that the meaning of “advise and consent?”

One of our most prestigious conservative thinkers “advises” us.

Thomas Sowell instructs us that “the ‘advice and consent’ provision of the Constitution is a restriction on the President’s power, not an imposition of a duty on the Senate. It says nothing about the Senate’s having a duty to hold hearings, or vote, on any Presidential nominee, whether for the Supreme Court or for any other federal institution. The power to consent is the power to refuse to consent, and for many years no hearings were held, whether the Senate consented or did not consent.”

And, “Amen,” Brother Sowell.

Roy Filly



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3 Responses to Advice and consent. The arguments over the President’s Supreme Court nomination.

  1. Pat says:

    Oh, how can you say that? Isn’t Mr. Obama a constitutional authority and taught such during his brief fling at teaching? Surely he wouldn’t lie about the constitution, would he? Or does this explain the level of misinformation many university graduates have when they disembark from the ivory towers!

  2. Anne Malcolm says:

    I don’t think he ever taught Constitution Law. I think he only ever taught Alinski Rules for Radicals.

  3. Roy Filly says:

    When he leaves the presidency next year I think we may finally learn all the information about his prior life – grades, school friends, girl friends and myriad other things of which the American people know little – and it will be a shock.

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