Democrats will be popping champagne corks.
And that’s because the Supreme Court kicked Trump off the ballot in this shocking decision.
Four Democrats on the Colorado State Supreme Court pulled off one of the most dangerous affronts to American democracy since the Civil War.
In an unsigned four-to-three opinion, four Democrats kicked Donald Trump off the Colorado state ballot using a fringe and nonsensical legal theory alleging Section 3 of the 14th Amendment banned Donald Trump from holding office because he incited an insurrection on January 6.
“We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us. We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach,” the opinion read.
“President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three; because he is disqualified, it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Secretary to list him as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot,” the opinion added.
Critics alleged that no justices wanted their name attached to an opinion which attempted to take away the right of the American people to choose their own leaders.
The Trump campaign immediately issued a statement blistering the decision as “undemocratic” and further proof of the Democrat Party’s “paranoia” that Joe Biden can’t win the election while also promising to swiftly appeal this “un-American” ruling to the Supreme Court.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) December 19, 2023
The ruling is legally baseless and inherently dangerous.
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment plainly states that any ban on holding office for insurrectionists is limited to Congress or as a member of the Electoral College.
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability,” Section 3 reads.
Furthermore, as Ed Morrissey of Townhall points out, the tortured logic the court used to kick Trump off the ballot would cause any fair-minded person to go cross-eyed trying to follow along.
“In other words, a state court has found Trump guilty of a federal crime with which he’s never even been charged, based on informal allegations of unlawful conduct that took place 2,000 miles from the court’s jurisdiction. This is patently absurd,” Morrissey wrote on social media.
These Democrat judges in Colorado want to rob Republican voters of their vote for the presidential nominee of their choice.
It’s an actual attack on democracy.
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