The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in favor of the constitution and individual liberty when it barred New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing new restrictions on houses of worship during the coronavirus outbreak despite Chief Justice John Roberts—once again—siding with the court’s liberals.
Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” called Roberts’ appointment on the court another “enduring legacy of the failure and bad decision making of the Bush administration.”
“John Roberts knows better, but he wants to be considered the reasonable conservative on the court. He wants to be the guy that the New York Times doesn’t totally trash. He doesn’t want people saying mean things about him at cocktail parties,” Sexton said.
The Associated Press reported that Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the conservative nominated by President Trump after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling. The suit was brought to the court by Catholic and Orthodox Jewish groups upset with Cuomo’s restrictions.
Cuomo, who has been criticized by Sexton for his economy-killing lockdown mandates, called the decision “irrelevant” and pointed out that the orders that were in question already expired.
But Sexton and other conservatives see a fundamental shift in the court. Insider reported that the ruling was the first “major public act” of Trump’s court that includes three of his appointees siding with conservatives already on the bench to “form a new arch-conservative coalition.”
Sexton said that one of the most effective ways to keep these power-mad governors at bay is by challenging them in court. He said that they have acted for far too long with impunity and force-fed the public their nonsensical mandates that somehow allow people to go shopping at a nearby Home Depot “for a weed whacker” but barred from attending their place of worship.
“I’m pleased to say that at least the Archdiocese of Brooklyn said this is unacceptable and they took action,” he said, naming one of the plaintiffs in the suit. “More people need to take action. We need to bury, we need to drown these authoritarians in lawsuits or else we will never get our freedoms back because it’s not just about covid now. It’s about them being able to make you do things for which they cannot even prove a benefit because they say it’s good for you.”