From the Desk of Mat Staver;
Liberty Counsel Action.
December 9, 2013
Today, Harry Reid is scheduled to begin ramrodding the first of President Obama’s radical nominees for judicial and agency seats through the United States Senate.
The Senate has just two weeks remaining in session this year, and reports are that Senate Majority Leader Reid will utilize as much of this time as possible to get at least five of Obama’s radical picks confirmed – starting with his packing of the D.C. Court of Appeals and several key federal agency leadership positions.
With the Senate rules for confirmation having been changed through Reid’s cynical deployment of the “nuclear option,” the Senate can pass all of Obama’s nominees with only Democrat votes. That disenfranchises the minority party and all the Americans who elected them to office!
The opening paragraph of yesterday’s Associated Press report on the Senate paints the picture of Harry Reid’s manipulation of Senate rules – with the help of complicit Democrat senators – to cripple the minority party and silence the voices of those they were elected to represent…
“Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate’s minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama’s nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.”
Millet’s confirmation will immediately change the balance of power in that court. The District of Columbia’s appeals court is considered to be the second-most powerful court in the nation because it rules on White House actions and federal agency rules.
Millet’s lifetime appointment will tip the balance of that court’s judges to five appointed by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans. This court is also considered to be a steppingstone to the Supreme Court.
Millet’s expected confirmation will be followed by two more Obama nominees to the same court, thus making it all but certain that his radical policies will get a rubber stamp from the D.C. court of appeals!
The next two nominees will be attorney Cornelia ‘Nina’ Pillard, probably the most radical Leftist ever nominated to an appellate court, and U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, who is also an Obama ideological clone.
Liberty Counsel Action strongly opposes Barack Obama stacking the court that rules on his administration’s matters and actions! With the new imbalance his appointments will make, the D.C. Circuit Court will jerk to the Left and become a threat to the Constitution’s system of checks and balances.
With Reid’s blessing, President Obama is stacking the courts with his ideological clones, which will change the course of the United States judicial rulings for decades to come.
The minority party can slow the process, but cannot stop it. That’s why America’s patriots must rise up and send stern warnings to senators that they will be held accountable!
This is an urgent call for America’s patriots to take action!
Derailing any of President Obama’s nominees will require a groundswell of protest from grassroots Americans. We must demand that the Senate hear the voices of all Americans, not just those they agree with!
Please, take a moment right now and utilize the powerful LCA Fax Barrage system to tell Harry Reid, your two state senators, and other key members of the senior chamber that you oppose Reid’s tyrannical actions – and the partisan ramrodding of Barack Obama’s judicial nominees through the Senate.
So far, Liberty Counsel patriots have barraged the Senate and Harry Reid’s office with tens of thousands of faxes. Our voices are being heard, but we must not waiver in our mission to let them know that they have stepped over an unacceptable line!
As the AP reported, Reid plans to push five more major nominees through the Senate over the next two weeks…
“They include Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, Jeh Johnson to head the Department of Homeland Security, and Representative Mel Watt, D-NC, to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. There are also two more Obama picks for the D.C. court.”
I will tell you more about these radical (and unqualified) nominees in the days ahead, but today, we are standing against the nomination of Patricia Millet, who will immediately sway the D.C. Court of Appeals.
We must do everything we can to help stop Barack Obama from stacking the courts and flooding the federal agencies with his radical nominees!
God bless you for taking this important action on behalf of our nation and our shared values.
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action