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US Supreme Court losing respect and trust of American citizens?
Examiner ^ | July 13, 2013 | M

Posted on 07/14/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by usalady

Over the last four years the negative attitude of Americans toward the US Supreme Court indicates it is less respected and trusted each year.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; ideology; politics; polls; supremecourt
At one time it was one of the most popular institutions in the country but in 2013 polls shows that is now at an all time low. The result is that just 28% of American citizens believe the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job..
1 posted on 07/14/2013 4:31:25 PM PDT by usalady
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To: usalady

Lost my respect a LONG time ago.

People in this country just don’t get the fact that the SC is really just a political tool to further the agenda of anti Constitutionalists. Has been for a very long time.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 4:34:29 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: usalady
I guess that Unconstitutional ruling on Obamacare obliterated the last vestiges of trust in the SCOTUS. Maybe Ginsburg shouldn't have told the Egyptians to look to ‘other’ country’s Constitutions when fashioning theirs as ours wasn't the best example.
3 posted on 07/14/2013 4:36:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: usalady

I started losing faith in them after the immenent domain ruling a few years ago. Now its just beyond the pale. The SCOTUS has become as corrupt as the other two branches of our govt.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 4:39:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: usalady
US Supreme Court losing respect and trust of American citizens?

Nope. It's already gone.

5 posted on 07/14/2013 4:39:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (A Quiet Rage is Building All Across America!)
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To: usalady

I still have more respect for the Supreme Court than I do for Congress (i.e., the legistative branch) which abdicated their role in the 3-branches-of-government over 20 years ago in favor of hiding behind polls, committees, special prosecutors and, of course, the Supreme Court.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: usalady
There's one story from a few years ago that really made the point of just how little respect the people of this country have for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Justice David Souter was mugged, robbed and beaten while jogging one night in a park somewhere in Washington, D.C. His attacker apparently had no idea who he was -- and probably didn't care, either.

I remember thinking at the time that nobody of any consequence in the U.S. government would be out jogging alone at night in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

7 posted on 07/14/2013 4:41:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I haven’t respected the US Supreme Court since I was a kid, growing up in the 60s. It was obvious even then that judges believed they were there to create laws they liked, regardless of what the people believed. I don’t think the US Supreme Court has had any respect for the US Constitution for a hundred years or more...


8 posted on 07/14/2013 4:42:08 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: usalady

This is what happens when you no longer find the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights relevant in America and make your decisions based on the laws of worthless, lawless countries around the world.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 4:42:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: usalady

What do those men in black care as to the opinion of the America people?

They got a lifetime of full employment with nothing to worry about.


10 posted on 07/14/2013 4:43:00 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: usalady
When was the last time they got one right? In their best decisions, they halfheartedly retard the runaway growth in the power of government. Usually, they just cave unequivocally.

When was the last time they declared an entire department or an entire program unconstitutional? When was the last time they gutted a favorite liberal decision and stick up for the individual?

11 posted on 07/14/2013 4:43:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

imminent domain = eminent domain

sorry, pet peeve


12 posted on 07/14/2013 4:44:10 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: usalady

i’m glad dissents are still being published for posterity.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 4:44:15 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: warchild9

I had an eminent just last week. Stunk like heck.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 4:46:37 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: usalady

I don’t trust ANYBODY in the American justice system as well as the POS Kenyan fraud who is POTUS!Guess its because I’m a “creepy assed cracker”


15 posted on 07/14/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: usalady

Roberts’ twisted reasoning for Obamacare did substantial damage to the SC. He basically negated it — the people elected them (Congress/President), so let them live with the decision the elected ones make.


16 posted on 07/14/2013 4:48:39 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: usalady
US Supreme Court losing respect and trust of American citizens?

Say it ain't so, Joe.

On second thought, don't bother.

17 posted on 07/14/2013 4:49:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: TomGuy

Yeah, what a moving and courageous stand for individual rights in the face of the tyranny of transient majorities. Sickening. I wouldn’t shake the man’s hand if I met him.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 4:50:30 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Alberta's Child
I remember thinking at the time that nobody of any consequence in the U.S. government would be out jogging alone at night in one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

Maybe it would be better to think of it as "nobody with any common sense" rather than "nobody of any consequence". A fair description of Souter.

19 posted on 07/14/2013 4:50:37 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Alberta's Child
Justice David Souter was mugged, robbed and beaten while jogging ...

I don't think he was out "jogging" in the heterosexual sense of the word...

However, he did contribute on numerous occasions to the lowering of respect and trust of the USSC among US citizens.

Pulling out of his butt, and applying an international law that the US Senate didn't ratify, for instance.

20 posted on 07/14/2013 4:53:06 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: usalady

Of the three branches, the SCOTUS has been the biggest disappointment. Calling the 16th amendment Constitutional was a crock, I could go on.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 4:53:49 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: usalady

The word ‘losing’ implies that there is a bit of respect and trust remaining in the political upper court? Should read ‘lost’ instead of ‘losing’......


22 posted on 07/14/2013 4:54:00 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: usalady

They lost me completely with Affirmative Action. HOW IN THE HELL CAN REVERSE DISCRIMINATION PASS CONSTITUTIONAL MUSTER?


23 posted on 07/14/2013 4:55:19 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: workerbee

You are right. Congress wants wiggle room in the laws they pass and so they weave in vague ill defined terms. They then kick the can to the Supreme Court who will define those vague terms only when a case is brought before them (with standing) and then they will define the terms the way the political wind is blowing. And who can get two lawyers to agree on the time of day?


24 posted on 07/14/2013 4:55:44 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: warchild9

It’s imminent eminent domain.


25 posted on 07/14/2013 4:55:49 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: usalady

That’s what happens when they just make crap up.


26 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:06 PM PDT by Vision (Political Correctness is unAmerican)
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To: usalady

I think the only thing left that I respect in DC is at:
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC


27 posted on 07/14/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Lost my respect a LONG time ago.

Roger that.

28 posted on 07/14/2013 5:00:52 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines.)
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To: usalady

No.

Lost, and cannot regain.


29 posted on 07/14/2013 5:04:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Yep, Traitor Roberts shot the last nail in the butt of it’s coffin, or something like that....


30 posted on 07/14/2013 5:09:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: usalady

longer than i have been alive, yes.


31 posted on 07/14/2013 5:13:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: usalady

The entire federal government has lost my respect and trust.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: usalady

They dumped Rule of Law on purpose to destroy the Constitution with the Progressives/Marxists in early 1900’s-—definitions/Reason no longer exists in making “law” which is unconstitutional (unjust laws).

The Supreme Court makes up new meanings to words (unconstitutional and Marxism) and they remove Reason and insert irrational/convoluted “thinking” which is Unjust Law and unconstitutional.

All Laws which are antithetical to the Constitution (including International “treaties” are “Null and Void”. (John Marshall).

It is really quite simple to understand the meaning of our Justice (Virtue) system-—yet Holmes removed “Morality” from law-—which is impossible in a “Virtue” system—and ours was the Judeo-Christian Ethical system which grew out of Common Law (Christian). (We are in a tyranny right now....there is no Rule of Law anymore).

Laws have to contain Reason. The Postmodernists-—like John Austin and all his corrupt followers destroyed our legal system, when Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr ejected Reason and God’s Laws and inserted Socialist/Atheism/Marxist Ethics where Law is for the “Common Good” and where there are no Individual Rights from God (unconstitutional).

Individual unalienable Rights is the whole purpose of our Legal (Justice) system.....well, it used to be....until the Marxists/Progressives destroyed Reason.


33 posted on 07/14/2013 5:32:46 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: usalady

SCOTUS has become

1. A king’s council or super-legislature.

2. Comprised of unelected lifetime appointed, self righteous elites...nobles if you will...beyond which there is no appeal.

3. a body that on whim, too often overrides the will of God, the People, the States, and too infrequently....the acts of the executive and the Congress.

4.It mocks and derides the very document (Constitution) and philosophy (Declaration) which birthed it.

If we were to apply the left’s racist identity political litmus test......it is not even close to representative of America.

Way too Catholic 66% vs 23.9%
Way too Jewish 33% vs 1.7%
No Protestants or other faiths.
Way too gay/lez (just guessing here)
Only Harvard (5) and Yale (4) law is represented.
Adding undergrad brings only 2 Stanford’s, 3 Princeton’s, one Georgetown, and one Holy Cross.

8 of the 9 hail from states north and east of DC....1 is from CA. Pause. The hillbilly token is from Georgia.

Oh, well. Lincoln ignored them. Maybe we will too one day.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: Lowell1775

There is an authority above the supremes and that is the people. I can envision a day when the people will simply cease to comply to tyrannical government and nullify their power.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 5:42:35 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; Georgia Girl 2; originalbuckeye; ChildOfThe60s

>>US Supreme Court losing respect and trust of American citizens?<<

>It’s already gone. <

I’m glad to see that I’m not alone. It’s been gone for quite some time.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Lowell1775

Good post. And I think they only way to remove the “King’s super legislature” is to ignore them, as you said. This has to come from the states.

When states finally get fed up enough, and know the citizens are behind them, they will just start ignoring the legislation from the bench coming from the Supreme Court.

Let’s repeal the 17th amendment to strengthen state sovereignty, and also begin demanding our states stop taking federal funds so that we are not beholden to them.

Repeal the 16th amendment, go to the Fair tax - another way to break loose of the feds. Then just start ignoring all the stupid Supreme Court decisions that have been make since the 1960s.


You said:
SCOTUS has become

1. A king’s council or super-legislature.

2. Comprised of unelected lifetime appointed, self righteous elites...nobles if you will...beyond which there is no appeal.

3. a body that on whim, too often overrides the will of God, the People, the States, and too infrequently....the acts of the executive and the Congress.

4.It mocks and derides the very document (Constitution) and philosophy (Declaration) which birthed it.

If we were to apply the left’s racist identity political litmus test......it is not even close to representative of America


37 posted on 07/14/2013 5:44:40 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 46 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he lifts His voice, the earth melts)
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To: Lowell1775

7 of 9 hail from NE of DC....sorry. CA just seems like it should border Massachusetts sometimes.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 5:48:57 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: usalady

A driver was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway outside Washington, DC.

Nothing was moving.

Suddenly, a man knocks on the window.

The driver rolls down the window and asks, “What’s going on?”

“Terrorists have kidnapped the Supreme Court Justices, and they’re asking for

a $100 million dollar ransom. Otherwise, they are going to douse them all in gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, collecting donations.”

“How much is everyone giving, on an average?” the driver asks.

The man replies, “Roughly a gallon.”


39 posted on 07/14/2013 5:58:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: usalady

Hey, how come you failed to disclose that this is your blog?
Understandably, Examiner is something to be ashamed of..

So. How much do you pay FR for the privilege of advertising this garbage here?

Or are you just a freeloading scumbag?


40 posted on 07/14/2013 6:00:39 PM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Calvin Locke
I don't think he was out "jogging" in the heterosexual sense of the word...

I hear ya. LOL.

Even so ... A U.S. Supreme Court justice putting himself in harm's way like that?

41 posted on 07/14/2013 6:03:23 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child
A U.S. Supreme Court justice putting himself in harm's way like that?

I guess his stance wasn't wide enough to measure up to some US Senators to hang out BWI, Reagan, or Dulles, protected by the TSA and other gun-toting agencies.

42 posted on 07/14/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: usalady

Hey, check it out: you never make comments to FReepers:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:usalady/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

In fact, you only seem to be here to promote your own Examiner blog garbage:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:usalady/index?tab=articles

Doesn’t that make you a scumsucking blogpimp?


43 posted on 07/14/2013 7:21:47 PM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: usalady

The only case that I remember that I think is odious to our republic was Kelo. I am undecided on the Health care ruling, a majority of justices agreed that it was not constitutional w.r.t. the Commerce Clause; the court was likely in a bad position on the case. Had Obamadoesn’tcare been struck down the left would scream the same thing we are. Kennedy’s opinion in the DOMA case was odious, but the outcome of the decision was a win for federalism.


44 posted on 07/14/2013 7:33:31 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: ronnietherocket3

Roe? Raich? Elliot? Casey?


45 posted on 07/14/2013 7:56:33 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: TomGuy
Roberts’ twisted reasoning for Obamacare did substantial damage to the SC.

Yes. His "call it a tax" dodge wiped out my little fantasy that America stood for the sovereignty of the individual. In the new America we are subjects, not citizens.

46 posted on 07/14/2013 9:12:09 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Still Thinking

I should have stated, recent decisions Roe was 40 years ago. That said it is odious. Raich I both have forgotten about and not read, so it is possible there is a subtlety in the case I am not aware of. Which Elliot decision are you referring to? Casey I see as a clarification of Roe, not really a separate case.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: Still Thinking

Reading the wikipedia summary of Casey, it is worth noting that the opinion was a plurality so its precedential value is limited IMO, unless I am misinterpreting the wiki entry.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 9:39:58 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: ronnietherocket3

Sorry, it’s US v. Bean. For some reason I always think it’s Elliot.


49 posted on 07/14/2013 9:57:38 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ez

I was listening to a program on the radio recently when a guest said exactly that.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 5:43:42 AM PDT by goldi
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