Here we go again: I sound like a broken record by now, but yet another court has thrown out a voter ID law. Last week, the Fifth Circuit gutted Texas’s voter ID law under the ludicrous notion that it discriminates against minorities. Today, the Fourth Circuit overturned North Carolina’s voter ID law and went a step further than the Fifth Circuit, asserting that the law was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.” In addition, they tossed out state laws limiting early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration—all Democrat election “innovations” that are fraught with fraud and manifestly against our founding concept of Election Day.
As I noted last week, states have full authority over the methods and processes of conducting elections, while the federal courts have no power in that realm.
This ruling comes on the heels of the Fourth Circuit mandating transgender bathrooms and remaking North Carolina’s election maps in middle of the campaign season after millions of dollars and hours logged by volunteers had been spent campaigning in the districts drawn by the duly elected state legislature.
In N.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. Patrick McCrory, Judges Diana Motz, James Wynn, and Henry Floyd invalidated the laws clamping down on non-traditional methods of voting, while the latter two (over the dissent of Motz) agreed to strike down the revised photo ID law as well. We have reached a point in time when all the circuits have codified the entire Democrat Party racial agenda into the Fourteenth Amendment, Civil Rights Act, and Voting Right Act, to the extent that even the most basic laws protecting the franchise of the entire citizenry are thrown out by the courts. The judges openly said that because these laws would result in less Democrat votes, and because most African-Americans vote Democrat, these laws are discriminatory. This ruling comes just a week after a federal judge in Michigan mandated that the state must offer a box on the ballot for straight-ticket voting denoting the Democratic candidates so African-Americans can identify them. This is insane!
This ruling overturns a 485-page district judge’s opinion, which upheld the state laws with unassailable facts and impressive scholarship. The Left will always find a judge at any level willing to enshrine their policies. Conservatives have to win every case, they only have to win once and the law is permanently changed.
As a result of this ruling, one week of early voting and preregistration for 16 and 17-year-olds will be forced upon North Carolina. Practices that our founders would likely have ruled unconstitutional are now being mandated by the courts. The Constitution is unconstitutional.
It has gotten so bad that we can’t even get a circuit split on most issues to even afford the eminent tribunal – the Supreme Court – to render its edict on society. Remember, even the most sacred conscience rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor and similar religious institutions just barely got one circuit to uphold the most foundational of inalienable rights after over a dozen circuits ruled against them. The Supreme Court couldn’t even agree to uphold this sacred right and remanded it back to the lower courts.
There is simply no point to winning elections anymore – on a state or federal level – unless Congress strips the courts of their illegal power grab, and to a certain extent, states begin saying no. The unelected judges are essentially ruling our Constitution and the preamble of the Declaration’s dictate for popular sovereignty – unconstitutional. Disenfranchising the citizenry is something that even King George never did to the colonies in their respective state legislative elections. It makes no sense that the unelected judiciary, especially the lower courts – which themselves are a complete creation of Congress – have such authority.
As Conservative Review’s very own Editor in Chief, Mark Levin, observed over a decade ago in his book, Men in Black, “judges are appointed for life because they are not politicians. And because they’re not politicians, they’re not directly accountable to the people and are not subject to elections.”
Not only will court interference render elections meaningless in terms of pursuing conservative policies, we won’t even have the ability to win elections anymore thanks to the Judiciary’s block and tackle strategy in securing the Democrat voter fraud scheme.
Once again, I urge everyone to pick up a copy of Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America. We can’t afford another 50 years of wringing our hands over the courts and merely hoping to change the irremediably broken profession by “appointing better judges.” It will take years before we could even make a dent in the circuits, and as I plan to demonstrate next week, there are a dozen other reasons why this won’t work in the short term and long term.
The legal profession has declared war on the very foundation of our democratic republic and state sovereignty. It’s time to respond in kind.
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.