A Public Service Announcement
Here is another email from the founder of the USCCA I received this morning. It comes after another message I got regarding the same issue about the power of the President. If this doesn’t scare you, then nothing will.
The “Trickle-Down” Power of the President
BY TIM SCHMIDT – USCCA FOUNDER
In an absolutely terrifying response to an Iowa voter’s question at a campaign event on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested that she would consider appointing current President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court—pending, of course, winning both her party’s nomination and the election in November.
According to ABC News, Clinton said, “Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me. I love that, wow.”
She told some 450 people in attendance that she “would certainly take that under advisement,” claiming that Obama is “brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.”
If her words make you cringe as much as they do me, think about this:
“In the next few years, the Supreme Court may face as many as four vacancies as some of the justices age or enter retirement. Nearly half of the court—four of the nine justices—has served on it for 20 to 30 years and are either over the age of 80 or approaching it.” [CBS News]
Take note: “That means the outcome of November’s elections could be critical in determining the court’s future composition.”
In other words, the next president of our great nation, whoever he or she may be, will likely have the opportunity to appoint at least one or more Supreme Court Justices. And if that next president just so happens to be staunchly anti-gun, well…you and I both know the likely outcome—and that could have consequences for years to come. (Consider, for instance, how a younger Justice could affect the law of the land long after the president who appointed him, or her, is out of office.)
Keep in mind, too, that the reach of the president doesn’t end at the Supreme Court; he or she “maintains the authority to appoint judges to the nation’s federal courts,” including federal district courts and “highly-influential federal circuit courts.”
In other words, there is a lot at stake here.
Much hangs in the balance in this year’s looming election, not the least of which is the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. With the political landscape nearly electric with the whole gun control debate, it’s never been more important to make our voices heard.
I cannot stress enough that when the time comes, we all must VOTE. And in the meantime, we all must keep standing—and fighting—for our rights and for our freedoms.
If, come November, Hillary Clinton gets elected—and if, God forbid, she does something as frightening as appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court—it could spell disaster for law-abiding citizens like you who might someday find themselves in the scary legal aftermath of a deadly force encounter.
I hope and pray that’s not how things go down. But luckily, that exactly why the USCCA exists…to have your back—legally and financially—if you’re ever faced with the absolute worst of times: in your home, on the street, or in the courtroom.
Take Care and Stay Safe,
Publisher – Concealed Carry Report
In My View
It is frightening enough knowing President Obama is trying to circumvent the Congressional Authority to pass laws. It’s much more frightening to think that Hilary Clinton is planning to follow in his footsteps. When you think about the power of the president to enact “executive orders” to create the authority of law, the hair on the back of my neck starts to stand up like never before. Imagine what the impact would be if Barrack Obama became a Supreme Court Justice. It’s beyond my comprehension.
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Barry Johnson, Concerned Citizen