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Letter: Don’t be fooled — Biden-Harris will pack the court

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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press

Although Kamala Harris and Joe Biden refuse to answer such, they, if elected, and if the Democrats gain control of the Senate, will push to pack the Supreme Court.

It’s possible they could end the Senate filibuster. Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico could become states. They could eviscerate the military and continue to “reimagine” and defund law enforcement.

Furthermore, a Harris-Biden administration could terminate the Electoral College, a mechanism which has served to be an established hallmark of federalism.

Their Green New Deal, free health care and college education initiatives would bankrupt the nation.

If they packed the court, the forum would change from a judicial to a legislative body. At nine, these justices confer to discuss issues, questions and law presented to them on cases held for adjudication.

They conduct this process in a collegial manner. They do not launch into diatribe-filled speeches, nor pontificate their positions to this mainstream press.

At nine, the court remains a cohesive unit. Packing the court to a higher number will mean a loss of this cohesion, and it will mutate into a posturing political legislative body.

Earl Beal

Terre Haute, Indiana