Note: In response to our recent open letter to the conservative movement, we continue “The Conservative Leadership Project” here at CR. A series of articles that will first look to answer why we lose, and then come up with a plan for us to win.
Last week at CR I wrote about the Left’s weapon of mass destruction – judicial supremacy – and how the conservative movement has been defenseless against it for too long.
I have been sounding the alarm on this issue on my radio program and in print since 2010, when an historic retention election in my home state of Iowa led to the firing of three state supreme court justices who believed they were above the state constitution (you know, the law).
A recent piece over at Public Discourse written by Dr. John C. Eastman, which explained why Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was right and in good legal standing to oppose a federal judge’s bullying of his state constitution concerning marriage, has inspired me to sound off again. Eastman, the dean of Chapman University’s Law School, effectively lays out both the past and present of the canard of judicial supremacy, as well as what it might mean for our future.
As promised last week, I sent Dr. Eastman’s piece to the following potential presidential candidates who I’ve either had personal dealings with or who have appeared on my radio program: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker. I asked each of these men to send me their thoughts on what Dr. Eastman wrote. Seven of them submitted responses that will be published unedited in alphabetical order this week in a three-part series here at CR.
I will present them without comment so you can assess their responses and compare and contrast them on your own. Next week, after all of the responses have been published, CR Judiciary Series – Carson and CruzI will offer my commentary.
Part one, featuring Carson and Cruz, has already been published. Part two is below. Part three will be Santorum and Walker.