Naturally, when the Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was one of the most vocal Republicans throwing a hissy fit because our Constitution didn’t support his bigotry and ignorance.
Since the decision he’s now called for a complete ripping up of a huge part of our Constitution to install a process by which Supreme Court Justices would be up for potential “removal” every eight years by the American voter. Yes, Cruz’s “logical solution” for making the court less political is to interject even more politics into the process.
Well, during an interview with Megyn Kelly, the Fox News host asked Cruz about his “plan” and what would happen if the American voters were to vote out conservative justices like Scalia, Roberts and Thomas who might then be replaced with liberals if our president were a Democrat.
Not surprisingly, Cruz pretty much avoided answering that question, instead choosing to spout off more talking points.
Seemingly befuddled by the lack of common sense Cruz was showing about this issue, Kelly quoted Alexander Hamilton, who called the current configuration of the court “essential” to our Constitution, then flat-out asked Cruz, “Now you want to rewrite the Constitution in response to a couple of decisions you don’t like?”
Cruz essentially brushed off that question as well, turning to quotes made by Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent, claiming that the marriage ruling completely disregards our Constitution. That’s actually an argument I’ve heard made by many Republicans, that somehow our Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman – even though there’s not a single mention of marriage anywhere in our Constitution. I’m not sure how a court can “Constitutionally redefine” something that was never “defined” by our Constitution in the first place.
Cruz then complained that the process by which we are able to hold Supreme Court Justices accountable is inadequate. You know, the process that was set up by our Founding Fathers. He literally tried to argue that the people who wrote and approved Article Three of our Constitution, and the process by which we could remove a Supreme Court Justice, would be against the very system they created.
It’s just ridiculous.
How do you use the Founding Fathers as your defense for something by arguing against the very thing they wrote and created? This is what I mean when I say he’s delusional, because there’s no realm of logic where that even remotely makes sense.
But the best comment of the entire interview came when he said, “Who in their right mind would design a system where every major public policy issue of the day is decided not by the people, not by the Constitution, not by elected representatives but by nine elite lawyers in Washington D.C.”
Well, to answer his question as to who would design such a system: That would be our Founding Fathers.
The Supreme Court doesn’t “change” anything, they interpret laws that are already passed to determine whether or not they’re Constitutional – which is what they’re supposed to do. The Supreme Court cannot rule on anything that’s not brought to them through our judicial system. Which is exactly how same-sex marriage ultimately became legal in this country. These bans were challenged, overturned in nearly every lower court throughout our country, which then brought them to our Supreme Court where they were ultimately ruled unconstitutional by the highest court in our land.
That’s how our Constitution is supposed to work.
All this interview equated to was Ted Cruz whining and complaining about the fact that once against our Constitution ruled on the side of freedom, liberty and equality instead of the ignorance and injustice he and many other conservatives support.
Watch the interview below via Fox News:
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