LETTER: ‘Kamala Harris court-packing would destroy our republic,’ Hoboken GOP chair says

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In a letter to the editor, Hoboken Municipal Republican Committee Chair Chris Carbine says that Democratic vice presidential candidate “Kamala Harris court-packing would destroy our republic.”

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Dear Editor,

In the selection of Kamala Harris, team Biden has tipped their hand to show that they are just as radical and dangerous as the left-wing lunatics and zealots campaigning to defund the police.

A Harris administration, would inevitably follow from the election of a Democrat ticket whose top half is in such obvious failing mental health and capacity.

The present-day Democrat Party is more autocratic in its inclinations than any party in modern history and Harris leads the way with her publicly stated intention to destroy our independent judiciary and govern as a despot, to pack the Court until it bends to her will and that of her party.

The country would never recover from this. Our nation has been through a lot together through almost 250 years.

In just the last century the misery and want of the depression and Dust Bowl, World War II fought against fascism in two theatres on different sides of the world, the Cold War, a presidential assassination, the horrors of Jim Crow and the struggle to end it, the brutal attack on 9/11 up to and including the global pandemic we fight today along with every other country around the world.

Though all these events brought us loss and sacrifice, and times of sadness, the sadness was in each case leavened by the hope that the sacrifices made today would not have to be endured by future generations and that a better world would result from the struggle.

That is not the case with the loss of an independent judiciary. Once we lose it, it’s gone forever.

The country would never recover from a political majority in government that says, “We’re not just picking the judges for vacancies, we’re picking the judges, period.”

Possibly, the political system would survive long enough for the majority at some point to swing to the other side. This fixes nothing. The other side would relish the chance to even the score and swamp the bench with “their people.”

In this way, our third branch of government will quickly become a rubber stamp and irrelevant as will the Constitution and the Rule of Law itself. Whether the final act takes place during the 1st or 4th iteration of this pathology is unknown.

In a way it’s entirely academic to speculate. It all ends in the same place. A country without an independent judiciary is destined for despotism. A stool can’t stand on two legs.

We all try to enjoy each day as it unfolds during our brief time on earth. So it is with countries as they set forth to expand prosperity, well-being, and opportunity.

Of greater importance than our temporary comforts and pleasures, individually or collectively, is what legacy we leave to the future. That we will at least pass-on if not improve that which so many sacrificed so much to pass on to us …

Kamala Harris court-packing would destroy our Republic and everything that has been handed to us.

Chris Carbine
Hoboken Municipal Republican Committee Chairman

4 COMMENTS

  1. I made some edits for you…it seemed like you were a little confused.

    Dear Editor,
    In the selection of Donald Trump, Republicans have tipped their hand to show that they are just as radical and dangerous as neo-nazis campaigning that “Jews will not replace us.”

    Another radical administration, would inevitably follow from the re-election of a Republican ticket whose top half is in such obvious failing mental health and capacity.

    The present-day Republican Party is more autocratic in its inclinations than any party in modern history and Trump leads the way with her publicly stated intention to destroy our independent judiciary and govern as a despot, to pack the Court until it bends to his will and that of his party.

    The country would never recover from this. Our nation has been through a lot together through almost 250 years.

    In just the last century the misery and want of the depression and Dust Bowl, World War II fought against fascism in two theatres on different sides of the world, the Cold War, a presidential assassination, the horrors of Jim Crow and the struggle to end it, the brutal attack on 9/11 up to and including the global pandemic we fight today along with every other country around the world.

    Though all these events brought us loss and sacrifice, and times of sadness, the sadness was in each case leavened by the hope that the sacrifices made today would not have to be endured by future generations and that a better world would result from the struggle.

    That is not the case with the loss of an independent judiciary. Once we lose it, it’s gone forever.

    The country would never recover from a political majority in government that says, “We’re not just picking the judges for vacancies, we’re picking the judges, period.”

    Possibly, the political system would survive long enough for the majority at some point to swing to the other side. This fixes nothing. The other side would relish the chance to even the score and swamp the bench with “their people.”

    In this way, our third branch of government will quickly become a rubber stamp and irrelevant as will the Constitution and the Rule of Law itself. Whether the final act takes place during the 1st or 4th iteration of this pathology is unknown.

    In a way it’s entirely academic to speculate. It all ends in the same place. A country without an independent judiciary is destined for despotism. A stool can’t stand on two legs.

    We all try to enjoy each day as it unfolds during our brief time on earth. So it is with countries as they set forth to expand prosperity, well-being, and opportunity.

    Of greater importance than our temporary comforts and pleasures, individually or collectively, is what legacy we leave to the future. That we will at least pass-on if not improve that which so many sacrificed so much to pass on to us …

    Sincerely,
    A concerned Democrat just trying to correct the written errors of his Republican Friends

  2. Good lord is there a single honest republican left in this country?

    You couldn’t even mention in passing Trump specifically working from the list of Heritage Foundation-approved judges? Appointing more appeals court judges than anyone since Jimmy Carter? Graham and McConnell actively urging senior judges to retire so Trump can replace them?

    Why do all publicly stated opinions and letters to the editor by members of the GOP start from the proposition “I bet people are stupid and won’t bother to look any of this up”?

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