The Democrats in Congress are now angry enough at the courts that they are pushing the Biden administration to ignore Federal court rulings on abortion. The Secretary of HHS is saying that “everything is on the table,” including the Federal government ignoring the court rulings that it does not agree with.

This is two branches of government declaring that the third branch is no longer relevant. How will that play out? What else can be ignored? Judicial limits on gun laws? Election tampering? The Democrats have taken the first steps in dissolving the Federal courts. Why pack the Supreme Court, if you can simply ignore whatever it does?

At the risk of running afoul of Godwin’s law, this is exactly what occurred when the Enabling Act was passed, which authorized Hitler to do whatever he needed to do. The Reichstag up to that point had been the check and balance against German dictatorship.

So what comes next, if the Feds begin ignoring whatever court orders that displease the left? I feel like, at that point, all semblance of a Constitutional Republic will have been eliminated. This will no longer be a nation of laws. A nation of might makes right. The Constitution itself will no longer matter as the source of government power. The only power that will exist will be at the point of a gun.

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Big Ruckus D · April 9, 2023 at 3:11 pm

That is exactly where this is going. We already see the law being selectively ignored or applied depending on who is doing the prosecuting, and who they dislike and chose to target for persecution. States have been doing this a long time already with sanctuary cities. Entire federal depts officially ignoring laws they dislike is just a natural evolution of this. They feel entitled to do so, and so they will.

The reaction to this reality will be interesting. I already maintain rule of law is dead, and am conducting myself accordingly. The trend will be towards ever greater numbers of people viewing govt as being illegitimate, which it already demonstrably is, simply by it’s massive failing to meet it’s most basic obligations, and in playing favorites thereby blatantly violating equal protection. That has been a problem a long time with bullshit like affirmative action being at odds with constitutional principles.

As usual, when things get untenable enough, violence will be the natural outcome. No abusive power ever recognizes it’s own abusiveness and then volunteers to strip itself of power for having committed such abuses. It will have to be forcibly deposed, if and when enough people find its abuses intolerable.

Paul Chappell · April 9, 2023 at 3:23 pm

Ending? I mean the Dems have a long history of just ignoring rulings they disagree with, back to at least the Jackson administration… So, nothing new there. They’re just saying the quiet part out loud now because they can. Not like there is really a free press or opposition part to punish that…

Elrod · April 9, 2023 at 4:53 pm

I would suggest the Democrats spend a little time thinking this through. If they destroy the Rule of Law they will not like what they wind up with.

Not even slightly. And when it changes, it will change, radically, much faster than they comprehend.

Robert · April 9, 2023 at 5:40 pm

The rule of law has already effectively ended in Democrat-controlled polities. What replaces it remains to be decided. My expectation is the system may evolve (or devolve) into some variation of a feudal aristocracy ruling over an enslaved peasantry. Orders from the aristocracy will be enforced by a ruthless set of police organizations and an omnipresent bureaucracy.

It’s been done before. There is nothing original about the idea. There is nothing original about how this scenario turns out either. It ends in factional disputes within the new aristocracy, civil war instigated by losing factions of that same aristocracy, and ultimate conquest by foreign powers who exploit the national weakness and incompetence.

If our population is to refuse this fate, we have already passed the conditions where that can be done without forcible rebellion. That has not yet happened, and I see no indicators that it will happen.

Aheinousanus · April 10, 2023 at 8:25 am

The point of no return has already been passed. Nothing to do but sit back, far away from the action, and watch it burn.

    EN2 SS · April 10, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    There will not be any “sit back, far away from the action, and watch it burn”. The fascists will not allow that, they will come for you, me, everyone.

Aesop · April 10, 2023 at 1:21 pm

The Rule of Law never ends.
Statutory Law is simply replaced by Rule .308.
(AKA The Law Of The Jungle.)
Every. Single. Time.

Ignore statutory law?
Government’s terms are acceptable.
Let the games begin.

    Divemedic · April 10, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    See the post this afternoon for my take on your interesting point.

E M Johnson · April 10, 2023 at 5:52 pm

As Aesop says.. the games are afoot just don’t play “their game”. If forced to deal with unpleasantness then handle it and move on. No need to discuss it further unless with trusted alies in an after action if relevant. Don’t call any authorities, don’t try to help your adversary and don’t talk about it casually. Do make mental notes on intel/details if follow up is necessary though.

J. Perrone · April 11, 2023 at 4:38 am

Regarding the increase in tragic mass shootings. (Not on subject but this the only place that I have found to post/reply.) A large percentage of citizens in our society don’t hunt, don’t shoot, are not into guns, and really don’t care one way or the other about guns. If you are an anti-gun organization one way to change the opinion of citizens about guns is to engineer (from a plausibly deniable distance) mass shootings. First you find the most unstable person that you can. Second you stoke their instability. Third you tell them that ‘Those people over there are responsible for your problems’ and turn them loose with a gun. When the tragedy occurs, you can shout from the rooftops that ‘Guns are responsible for this’ and sway public opinion further against guns.

McChuck · April 11, 2023 at 6:54 am

There is no law, only Zuul.

Words on paper are nothing. The will to power is everything.

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