Its official: Newt Gingrich hates America.
Why do I say that? Well, anyone that loves America recognizes that the separation of powers is part of what makes America great. Congress passes the laws. The Executive Branch excutues the laws. The Judicial Branch interprets the law. Congress can seek to change the law by majority vote and the signature of the President if it thinks that the judiciary is not interpreting the statutory law properly. The judiciary, however, has the final word on the constitution. That means, among other things, that the courts may overturn laws with broad popular support if they violate the Constitution.
The diffusion of power across the three separate branches of government keeps them in check and prevents either of the branches from accumulating to much power.
Newt rejects these principles.
Newt, however, went even further explaining his opposition to the separation of powers enshrined by our Consitution. He said he would enforce the nullification of judical authority by sending in the Capitol Police “if you have to.” Or, Newt posited, the President could “instruct the Justice Department to send the U.S. Marshall in.” Newt says he wants judges to explain to the political branches the bases of decisions those branches deem “radical.” It’s a prelude to “impeachment” of judges the political branches do not like:
So there you have it. The current GOP frontrunner is opposed to one of the most fundamental tenets upon which this country was founded — a broad separation of powers between three co-equal branches of government. Newt wants to aggregate power in the political branches, at the expense of the judiciary. He hates the most basic of American values. He should be nowhere near this country’s power.