So the first question I would pose to any potential Supreme Court
1. Can you read?
If the prospect can pass a reading test, we can move on to the second
2. What do the words “Congress shall make no law” mean?
The Second Amendment says:
- A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
- free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
Again, no exceptions or qualifications are given. So my next
3. What do the words “shall not be infringed” mean?
And on from there:
4. Do the thousands of gun laws now on the books infringe in any
way whatsoever on the “right of the people to keep and bear arms”?
The Ninth Amendment says:
- The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not
- be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Nowhere in the Constitution is the government given the power to
take away your right to privacy, your right to defend yourself, your
right to keep your property, your right to choose your own retirement
program, or in fact any other right.
So my next question is:
5. What rights do the people no longer have, and where in the
Constitution were those rights taken from the people?
The 10th Amendment says:
- The powers not delegated to the United States by the
- Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the
- States respectively, or to the people.
My final question will be:
6. Where in the Constitution was it delegated to the United States
government the power to interfere in education, health care, law
enforcement, welfare, charity, corporate welfare, or any of the many
other areas that form a part of today’s overbearing, over-regulating,
over-expensive federal government?
These six questions will tell me all I need to know about the kind of
judge a potential nominee would be.