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Albert Mohler: Amy Coney Barrett and the Supreme Court: What’s Really at Stake

So, what’s really up when you hear controversy over how judges are to apply the Constitution of the United States? Actually, more than most citizens understand.

Here is the plain and simple issue at stake: In the early twentieth century, liberal justices on the Supreme Court began to argue for what they called a “living Constitution.” They meant that the Constitution had to be understood as a document that judges must make relevant for their own times. This is how they came up with a supposedly constitutional right to abortion, for example.

Conservative justices are “originalists,” meaning they read the Constitution as it was written, in its original meaning. If the judges get to make up new meanings of the Constitution and essentially legislate, we are ruled by judges, not by law.

All that is at stake in the fight for the Supreme Court, and you can see why it is so important.

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Lanhee Chen: A Clear Choice After Vice Presidential Debate

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris allowed the American people to understand that there are some very stark contrasts in policy between what four more years of President Trump would look like, as compared to a Biden Administration.

The differences across issues as wide-ranging as climate change and energy policy, health care policy, and taxation were apparent. Vice President Pence’s ability to characterize Senator Harris and the Biden-Harris ticket more broadly as overly progressive was perhaps his biggest accomplishment in the debate.

Harris pointed out that Biden will repeal the Trump tax cuts. Pence noted that this will mean tax hikes for all voters—an effective attack that was left unanswered by Harris. From taxes to energy policy to the role of the judiciary, the differences were apparent.

Trump and Pence should focus their fire on these kinds of issues during the closing weeks of the campaign.

The choice this November is clear. It’s now up to us to cast our votes.

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President Trump Recovering Quickly From COVID-19 as Election Approaches

Townhall Review – October 10, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Florida Senator Marco Rubio talk about the Democratic and media meltdown following President Trump’s return to the White House after he spent the weekend in the hospital with COVID-19.

Charlie Kirk, new Salem host, gives his perspective on the mask-mania after President Trump’s return to the White House.

Sebastian Gorka talks about the reaction to President Trump’s impromptu motorcade to greet his well-wishers outside Walter Reed Medical Center.

Mike Gallagher looks at the media anchors who appeared almost angry that the President had done so well, angry that he modeled a calm courage in the face of this pandemic.

Chris Stigall and Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy, review the issues currently hampering the ballot-casting system.

Dennis Prager examines the prolonged shutdown in Los Angeles and California where the far-left rules and many small businesses have been shuttered for months, some giving up.

Larry Elder reviews the numerous times President Trump has condemned and disavowed white supremacy while the media treats it as if he’s never answered the question before.

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Hewitt: The Great Constitutionalist

Two years ago I wrote of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s approach to judicial appointees who will respect America’s founding document, saying that it was not an overstatement that the Leader has saved the Constitution as we know it.

With the successful confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, McConnell will complete the effort of repairing a great breach in the Constitution that began half a century ago when the left commandeered the courts for the purposes of legislating from the bench instead of applying the law from there.

Much consequential legislation has been passed during McConnell’s tenure. But, it’s three new Supreme Court justices and—so far—53 appeals court judges, that mark McConnell’s contribution to the nation.

In the 19th century, Henry Clay, the Great Kentuckian, was called “the great compromiser.” Today, we ought to be referring to Leader McConnell as “the great constitutionalist.”

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