Howzabout Loud Raucous Rallies Outside Psaki’s and Mayorkas’ Homes? - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Howzabout Loud Raucous Rallies Outside Psaki’s and Mayorkas’ Homes?
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Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing, Tuesday March 10, 2022, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

There is something so despicable about Woke initiatives to demonstrate outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who adjudicate based on their honest impartial understanding of the law. Wow! The “Era of the Dog-Faced” (Talmud Bavli, Sanhedrin 97a) has no limits. Just as dogs have no shame when urinating in public, so the Woke are shameless in projecting a culture that would have shamed Americans as recently as half a century ago, when Roe was decided. I keep returning to the despicable lyrics of Cardi B’s “WAP” — a piece of fecal sludge that “music” critics hailed as genius and that topped charts. Indeed, while campaigning from his basement, Joe Biden had a Zoom session with that sleazy filthy “artist” to win over the Gen Z vote. Pathetic then. Pathetic now.

Imagine a court case over an allegedly broken contract. Evidence reveals that John may have breached, so he first gathers 800 family and friends to scream and holler imprecations outside the judge’s home, even threatening the judge’s life. Or a tort case over a banana peel that allegedly caused a customer to slip and fall in aisle 8. The store owner brings 300 people to the judge’s home, warning the judge and her family she will “reap the whirlwind” if she finds against the store owner. Is any of this even conceivable in the America into which you were born?

We clearly understand that it is illegal to threaten and intimidate jurors. Right? We even keep witnesses in “witness protection.” So how is it OK to threaten and intimidate judges? Federal law explicitly forbids it:

Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. (18 U.S.C. § 1507 [emphases added.])

In other words, the police do not have to wait for Jen Psaki or Merrick Garland to decide right from wrong. Rather, those demonstrations are outright illegal — right now— and, as a matter of black-letter law, the police are instructed to arrest each and every such demonstrator the moment he or she shows up.

The Woke cannot cope with the reality that, for the first time seemingly since we began counting time, conservatives comprise a majority on the United States Supreme Court. Now they are getting a taste of what conservatives have felt for generations, as the Warren Court and similar constructs legislated from their judicial benches all manner of leftist legislation that could not otherwise get through Congress. It was unconstitutional and dishonest, but conservatives gamely sucked it up. We lived with it, furious that a series of popularly elected ostensibly conservative Republicans was getting fed the Court’s liberalism by a series of incomprehensible judicial appointments. Liberal and even radical-left justices like Earl Warren, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, John Paul Stevens, and David Souter all were named by Republicans Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George Bush 41. Others who were wishy-washy and aligned easily and frequently with the Left on several critical 5-4 decisions that degraded American culture and values horribly for the worse included Reagan’s Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy, and Bush 43’s John Roberts.

Americans signaled in all those cases a clear-cut desire for a conservative social and political turn, employing their opportunity to select Nixon over the liberal Hubert Humphrey, then over the radical George McGovern, both times signaling a conservative thrust. Americans voted for Reagan over Jimmy Carter, then over Walter Mondale. The voters’ wishes could not have been more clear. Again, Americans voted for Bush 41 over Michael Dukakis. Then Americans voted for Bush 43 over Al Gore, then over John Kerry. In each case, the voters’ intent was crystal clear, rejecting liberal views and selecting conservative agendas and promises. Yet, somehow, one Republican president after another preserved the Supreme Court safely in the Left’s clutches. Finally, it took a fearless Donald Trump to stare down the Left and consult with experts in the Federalist Society to pick Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

And, although the crazies on MSNBC and CNN would tag me as “Extreme MAGA,” say what you will about Mitch McConnell, but he earned his place in Paradise by rejecting Trump’s pressure to abandon the filibuster rule and by keeping Merrick Garland from ever getting near Senate Judiciary hearings. Garland has turned out to be a closet radical leftist, far more radical than the way he initially was presented. He deems parents concerned about their children’s education to be “domestic terrorists” and he still has not invoked 18 U.S.C. § 1507. Mitch kept him off and helped get Amy Coney Barrett through. I salute Mitch and hope he wagered $10 on Rich Strike last Shabbat, the first Saturday in May.

So now the Left, unable to cope with the shock of a conservative Court, grasps for new tricks. They bring in perjurers and character assassins unsuccessfully to destroy the likes of Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. They conjure up legislative schemes: “Let’s pack the Court by adding six new Woke justices to give us a 9-6 majority.” “Let’s end justices’ life tenures and limit them to finite terms.” “Let’s remove the filibuster so we can pass this outrageous stuff and also add Puerto Rico and D.C. as states.” And they now would hold demonstrations outside the justices’ homes.

Now you know why the Constitution’s framers assigned lifetime tenure to federal judges — to help shield them from political pressure to deviate from rendering justice blindly.

Joe Biden was given the opportunity to condemn the demonstrations outside the justices’ homes. He refused. Instead, he spoke of the demonstrators’ right to free speech, a right they bemoan when invoked by Elon Musk. Then Biden’s spokesperson, Jen Psaki, was given the opportunity to condemn the calls for such demonstrations, and she also defended demonstrators’ First Amendment rights.

I think our view here is that peaceful protests — there’s a long history in the United States in the country of that. And we’ve certainly encouraged people to keep it peaceful and not resort to any level of violence.… The president’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document. We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly what the president’s view would be.

There is a simple solution to such evil. Let there be loud and raucous lawful demonstrations outside Jen Psaki’s home. Dox her if it is legal to do so, and post her home address on social media if it is legal to do so, just as the Left has done to Supreme Court justices they wish to intimidate. Measure for measure, let her experience regularly how delightfully First Amendment rights operate under her definition. And while at it, let there be similar demonstrations at the home of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. If it is legal to do so, dox him just as Supreme Court justices have been doxxed. Bring out the bullhorns, and shout to the skies.

Remember all those Democrat speeches against open borders until they realized they can replace voter populations with illegals and turn red states like California into blue one-party People’s Republics? Remember all those hypocritical Woke tear-filled interviews about Elon Musk buying Twitter: “Oh no, this will give Twitter the power to cancel one party’s and ideology’s message around election time and to suppress critical news stories that can turn an election!” Well, it would be fun to hear Psaki lamenting on MSNBC how she has lost her privacy and that her home should be off limits. To hear Biden propped up to condemn rallies outside Mayorkas’ home.

Guaranteed — once they experience personally what they are willing to dispense onto others, the Psakis and Jean-Pierres will change their tunes. And now that Mayorkas has a puerile Minister of Truth on his payroll, an abject fool who doubles as a Mary Poppins wannabe, he can ask her to pick the changed tune, perhaps “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” — the song for the atrocious.

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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
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