LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2012 – While the nation braced for the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, a pair of other decisions came down from Mount Olympus.
The tough Arizona immigration law was largely struck down. Three out of four provisions in the law were defeated five to three. Justice Anthony Kennedy was the swing vote, with Justice Elana Kagan recusing herself due to a conflict of interest. The fourth provision actually passed unanimously.
Yet this will not matter in 2012 since President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder enforce laws selectively.
Another Supreme Court decision overturned state laws allowing juvenile defendants to receive life sentences without parole for murder. This ruling will compassionately allow young children at some point to kill again.
Both of these decisions were victories for liberals and defeats for conservatives.
Yet what was said and done should take a back seat to everything unsaid and not done. Many events did not occur in the wake of these decisions.
Conservatives and Republicans did not riot in the street. They did not demonize the Supreme Court or question its legitimacy. Nobody smeared themselves in blood, overturned cars, marched in the streets, invoked Adolf Hitler, or held up signs of any Supreme Court justices wearing mustaches.
In fact, the rule of law continued.
The newspapers did not point to a “sharply divided court.” President Obama did not attack any of the justices personally. Once again, conservatives accepted Supreme Court decisions they disagreed with. Republicans acted with class and dignity. The main train of thought on the right was how to redo legislation to meet the Supreme Court’s parameters.
So let us all ask the question. If Obamacare is overturned, will liberal Democrats conduct themselves in the same sane manner? Or will they act like spoiled brats?
We all know the answer.
The left has never gotten over the loss of the Bush vs Gore decision. If Obamacare is overturned, the conservative members of the Supreme Court will need extra bodyguards.
The left is reeling, but itching for another fight. They lost the White House in 2000. They lost every round in the Wisconsin recall fight. Scott Walker cleaned their clocks. Anybody who thinks the left will just accept losing has never dealt with the left.
Prepare for the mother of all temper tantrums. Occupy Wall Street, Code Pink, SEIU, and every other leftist agitator has spent the last week preparing for war on the judiciary. “Game of Thrones” happened “coincidentally” to have a head of President George W. Bush laying around, waiting to be piked on a stick like a corn dog.
New sticks with Justices Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and even Kennedy on them are being constructed in liberal wood-working shops right now.
Every American should vow to accept the Supreme Court decision, however they rule. Whether they uphold the law, strike down part of it, or strike down all of it, their decision will be legitimate and legally authorized.
If Congress and Presidents do not want their laws overturned, then in the future they can pass laws that obey the Constitution.
The Supreme Court handed liberals a pair of victories this week. The right gritted their teeth and went back to work. If Obamacare is overturned, liberals may wish to show the same respect for the institutions that have kept this country exceptional for over two centuries.
Then again, if liberals did this, they would not be themselves. When all an ideology knows how to do is tear down institutions and rip the people asunder in spite, the rest of us should not be optimistic about the willingness of liberals to accept being told “no.”
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
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