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FromEditorsDesk Tony CroppedIt really hasn’t been a good time lately for the Illuminaticrats currently in power in the country.

Things started sliding when the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down Roe v. Wade, calling it an example of the abuse of judicial authority.

While many decried the decision as killing abortion rights, it only put the decision back in the hands of the states, ending a federal involvement that existed for close to 50 years.

Then, more recently, the court struck down a plan by the Biden administration to cancel student loan debt, saying it was out of the scope of the executive branch’s powers to do something that more properly done by the legislative branch.

This decision was called heartless and mean because 43 million Americans would be forced to repay loans, which have been on hold for two years anyway, to the tune of $400 billion.

Not too long after that, the court struck down Affirmative Action, which gave special preference to groups of people, such as minorities or women, who applied for college entrance or jobs.

Of course, and right on cue, people were up in arms about the return to slavery and discrimination.

Wending its way through the courts now is a case where the federal government was found to have been in cahoots with social media platforms to censor certain speech, particularly when it came to the disaster that was COVID. A federal judge in Louisiana issued an injunction, meaning that federal agencies cannot have groups like Twitter and Facebook “moderate” content, or in other words, remove information the feds don’t like.

This one is still a hot-button issue, and the Biden administration has filed a measure to reject the injunction. This one most likely will end up in the Supreme Court’s lap as well.

As with the emergency stay the feds are seeking for the censorship, the government also is looking for ways to circumvent the court’s rulings in all these cases.

For instance, the government started holding discussions with universities regarding “legacy admissions”; it started working the Department of Education to possibly regulate loan reduction/forgiveness instead of having to work with Congress; laws were being ginned up regarding abortion on a national scale.

There has been calls as well to either impeach the Supreme Court, or at least certain justices, or to change the makeup of the Supreme Court, either by limiting terms of service or adding seats, because the powers that be cannot fathom being denied in their efforts to control all aspects of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The framers of the Constitution set up the three branches of government to institute checks and balances, and for good or bad, that is what has happened in these cases. The government worked like it should have.

What is most worrisome here, though, is the efforts on the part of the people who supposedly represent us to force their ideals and programs on us, regardless of how we feel, basically using the Constitution as a placemat for a crab boil.

The idea for our country can be summed up in the phrase “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Ignoring that for politics of the immediate, or to force a program down our throats despite overwhelming opposition, is the very definition of a dictatorship.

Tony Farkas is the editor of the Trinity County News-Standard and the San Jacinto News-Times. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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