From a Congressional Record report provided by the House Judiciary Committee a few days before the packing of SCOTUS was killed altogether during the FDR administration (Vol 81, Part 10, Page 1801)…
The alarm of the people crystallized into active antagonism.
The Democratic Party was faced with open rebellion.
Efforts were made to persuade the President to withdraw the measure.
Conciliation was met by increased constitutional contempt.
The President was adamant.
Finally the Senate Judiciary Committee, composed in most part of members of the President’s party, was compelled to issue a most stinging rebuke as it referred to the proposal as “an utterly dangerous abandonment of constitutional principle.”
The committee concluded its adverse reports with the recommendation that the measure “should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”
You should note particularly that the word “free” is used twice in this solemn declaration – free representatives, free people.
The above is from a deliver on the House floor given by Congressman J. William Ditter of Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 15, 1937 just days before the attempt to pack the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt was finally and soundly defeated.
The Senate in 1937 had 76 Democrats and only 16 Republicans yet it rejected Roosevelt’s plan, shooting down the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill by a 70-20 vote on July 22.
FDR’s adamancy for this and several other items also lead to the passing of term limits for the Presidency.
The Senate and Congress had put up with 3 terms of FDR’s my way or the highway approach during his Presidency and wanted to save the country from such a dire situation again.
The depression of the 1930s is know only in the U.S. as the Great Depression as FDR’s answer to everything was a larger and more involved government into the lives of the people.
This was underlined by the fact that the depression continued in the U.S. while most of Europe had recovered and moved on – by limiting government and empowering their people.
What a unique concept.
And yet, here we are again, at the precipice of another recession that is, from all accounts, going to make the Jimmy Carter economy look like beginner’s luck.
BANNED DOCUMENTARY: Conspiracy Of Silence (1993)
Conspiracy Of Silence Is a documentary film detailing an alleged child sex scandal that involved many children from a Nebraska Institution, Boys Town, and Lawrence King - or Lawrence "Larry" King.
The organized child sex parties implicated the Reagan and Bush White House during the 1980s.
King was the ringleader of the sex ring which had links to other fellow political conservatives in Washington D.C., including
- Republican Lobbyist Craig J. Spence
- Sen. Elizabeth Dole's Staff, along with
- members of the financial elite of Nebraska
It features former CIA Director William Colby talking about the high-level child kidnap and sex-slave ring.
The book that was the basis of this movie can be found by clicking here.
Reflections from Decisive Liberty
The following stance is stated in the final paragraph of the oration given for the unveiling of our Statue of Liberty on the 28th of October, 1886....
... there is room in America and brotherhood for all who will support our institutions and aid in our development; but those who come to disturb our peace and dethrone our laws are aliens and enemies forever.
You can view the full oration by clicking here.
We at Decisive Liberty are committed to this stance and welcome all - if you have not already - to join us in learning to live by this stance.There are only 2 nations that have placed God within their Constitution: one was created by God for the people He loves, the other created by the people who love Him.