With the media’s obligatory mention of Justice Sotomayer’s New Year’s Eve epic decision to impose a temporary injunction against the so-called HHS contraception mandate, I am now thoroughly convinced that all four branches of our government (executive, legislative, judicial and the media) have been bitten by zombies.
This infected regime seems to be attempting to add a sly new layer of tyranny against the masses by matter-of-factly informing us of this one judicial-zombie’s independent decision to supposedly protect the rights of a small group of Catholic nuns from enforcement of contraceptive coverage requirements imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But why would a dedicated leftist zombie justice, whose guarded opinions on abortion weigh heavily in favor of a woman’s right to choose rather than an unborn child’s right to live, all of a sudden care about Catholic nuns or their religious convictions? It doesn’t make sense. It is almost scary. And they just keep coming at us.
We once battled mightily when the left claimed that the Constitution was a living, breathing document rather than what we knew it to be: a concrete, concise, understandable set of laws. But what should we do now that we have something akin to a “Walking Dead” Constitution, where ruthless executive, legislative, judicial, and media zombies continue to trample our fields and our fences in an attempt to gorge themselves upon our constitutional freedoms (if not our very lives)?
While we watch the next episode on television, our badly bitten President changes the laws that he himself imposed upon us with a smile on his zombie face and a stroke of a pen; and the majority of Americans seem only to whimper and whine, hoping that they too don’t get bit. Being as we seem so weak at this point in our Walking Dead constitutional history, why wouldn’t they test the will of the people against the will of a zombie judiciary of one? This certainly isn’t the first time the judicial zombies have broken our constitutional fortress.
It still sends chills down my spine to think that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s one single deciding vote kept our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms intact in the June 2008 District of Columbia vs. Heller case.
At the time, many of us held on to the hope that Justices Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, and Alito would vote for real freedom for real people, while we already knew that Justices Stevens, Breyer, Souter and Ginsburg would vote for zombie tyranny; but no one quite knew how Justice Kennedy would vote. So when his vote came in seemingly uninfected, there was a collective sigh of relief heard among frightened individualists across this country. But they still keep coming at us.
How can we ever forget the most recent judicial tyranny-of-one imposed by newly bitten Justice-turned-zombie Roberts in his fickle ruling on the constitutionality of the individual mandate feature of ObamaScare?
Why do we let this continue to happen? And what is to come of our representative republic when a dreaded judicial zombie rewrites our very tax laws that are much too complex and complicated to understand in the first place? Where do we hide? What is to become of our children burdened to live under zombie tyranny? Our only options seem to be to fight or to become one of them, but neither option is especially palatable. Where is Sheriff Grimes when we need him?
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