The US Senate is telling US citizens not to trust the US Supreme Court. It can’t be trusted because The Other Side nominates only Bad People to be Supreme Court judges. And it operates an unworkable process to deliver those Bad People to the bench. It seems like a stupid strategy on the part of Senators to tell us not to trust them.
If we can’t trust the US Supreme Court, the ultimate arbiter of the constitutionality of the laws emanating from the US Congress, it stands to reason that we can’t trust The Government. If that one important part is rotten, then we must suspect the entire apparatus.
Pursuing the logic a little further, it must be the case that we can’t trust The Senate, since it must include Bad People who nominate the Bad Judges and operate the Bad Process. A deliberative body, elected to represent us in great debates about significant decisions, that tells us not to trust or respect the outcomes it delivers appears to be a contradiction in terms.
Both bodies of the US Congress have been telling citizens for a long time not to trust or respect The Presidency and The Administrative Bureaucracy. According to various members of Congress at various time, we must not trust the Justice Department, The FBI, The DEA, The DOE, The FDA, The FCC, The IRS, The Treasury, The CIA, The State Department, The BLS, The BLM, and so on, and so on, and so on.
The only logical conclusion from this circular firing squad is that they all agree that none of them can be trusted.
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