5th Circuit Slaps Down Joe Biden’s SEC, Liberals Promptly Lose Their Minds – Opinion

“Everything I don’t like is a threat to democracy” has become the new slogan of the Democrat Party, and it was put on display again this week after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals slapped down Joe Biden’s SEC.

A court ruling that reinstated constitutional protections, and sent Democrats screaming bloody murder, found that the SEC is not empowered to internally decide whether to seize assets or to punish those they consider to have committed a crime.

Some might be asking how the SEC ever gained such power in the first place, where an internal, administrative judge can unilaterally steal people’s property. After all, doesn’t the Seventh Amendment guarantee the right to a jury trial? This is largely the fault of the legislature, which delegated that power. The SEC has used that power to its full extent over the years.

What strikes me most about this ruling is its reaction. These are just a few of the many meltdowns that took place on one Twitter exchange.

For context, a professor at Georgetown University is quote-tweeting a supposed legal expert, decrying how radical it is that a court told an administrative agency they can’t violate the rights of individual citizens. You almost have to admire the guy’s word salad of describing it as violating the “people’s ability to collectively act to protect their economic security.” It would have been easier for him to say he supports an all-powerful, completely unconstitutional administrative state–because that’s exactly what he supports.

And that’s the bigger story here. Individual rights are not important to the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party views government as an instrument to be used however they like. If that means violating the Fourth and Seventh Amendments, then they are perfectly fine with that–as long as it serves their end goal. That’s not just true at the SEC. It’s true in every single bloated, inefficient government bureaucracy.

The 5th Circuit’s work here was so significant because it laid the foundation for the Supreme Court, which will be able to completely abolish the administrative state and give the power back to the people. Congress should have the power to make laws if they want to act. They shouldn’t rely on bureaucrats who aren’t elected to carry out their duties without any accountability. The massive, taxpayer-funded expenditures that are represented should not be overlooked. Witness the shock at witnessing a court decide that citizens have rights.

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