Old Joe and his team, which includes tokens, clowns, and hacks, would make a good gag. Although no one expects the press secretary of the president to have a lot of intelligence, a basic understanding of how the American government works is a good thing. On Wednesday, Karine Jean-Pierre informed the nation that Dobbs-v. Jackson’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was “unconstitutional.”
This is a world where a woman being touted as a major contender for the Democrat party’s presidential nomination in 2024 thinks or at least thought before her words were received in a torrent of ridicule. She thinks that the three chambers of government are the presidency, the Senate, and the House. So it is not surprising that the press secretary believes that the branch of government that is authorized to decide whether a particular law is in accordance with the Constitution can also do something that is not constitutional. Maybe we should be thankful that the Left cares about a Constitution.
Jean-Pierre stated: “From the first, when the Supreme Court made an extreme decision, which was to remove, uh., a Constitutional right, uh., an unconscious — nonconstitutional action, a right that women have to decide about their bodies and how they want to start their families This statement is not one that can be logically analyzed, but it raises the question: A constitutional right that has been around for almost 50 years?” Karine Jean-Pierre believes that the Constitution was ratified on 1972.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declares that it was “unconstitutional” for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre believes that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn this “right” was unconstitutional. In fact, it only allowed the states to make their own abortion laws. What authority does she believe the American government has to decide whether or not the Supreme Court is constitutional? Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan stated recently that “if the court loses any connection with the public or with public sentiment, it’s dangerous for a democracy.” Jean-Pierre also believes that decisions of the Supreme Court must be in accordance with “public sentiment” to maintain its legitimacy.
She most likely does. Unless, of course, “public sentiment tends in the rightward direction”, in which case she would argue if the Court decision leans to the Left that the Court must adhere to the legal principle, and not bow down to popular opinion. It doesn’t matter what works.
However, this is not how the United States government should work. The Supreme Court is supposed to ensure that Constitutional principles are upheld. It declares unconstitutional laws not because they are not popular or in favor with media and political elites but because they don’t conform to the fundamental law of the land. This is a poor reflection on America’s education system and the Biden administration.
Jean-Pierre is a graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School, Long Island. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology and an M.A. in Public Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Although the basics of the federal government were probably covered, the focus was more on the pressing issues of structural racism, sexism, and other Left preoccupations. When they were focusing on how to dismantle it all, nobody had the time for basic civics.
So now, we have people at all levels who don’t understand how the government works. It doesn’t matter to Biden’s handlers either, as if Congress doesn’t give them their way, they’ll issue a series of executive orders or emergency decrees and get what they want, regardless of the opinions of the small people. Karine Jean-Pierre could declare their Supreme Court decisions “unconstitutional” if they act again. The whole circus will continue to hum along until it stops.