Still, the point seems overdrawn: The public has been exceedingly tame in resisting the Court's usurpations
on behalf of the powerful few.
However, what couldn't be obtained in one outright usurpation
is being obtained through gradual encroachment.
"The history of the current president of the United States of America, like many of his predecessors, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations
, all having in direct object the establish-merit of an absolute tyranny over these United States.
He called it "a complete usurpation
by the president of authority to use the Armed Forces of this country" and insisted that only Congress could send our forces to war.
Of course, the judicial usurpations
have caused instances of public outrage, the most notable arguably being the infamous 1973 Roe v.
For decades, however, THE NEW AMERICAN has not only kept this important congressional power in front of our readers, but has repeatedly recommended its use for curbing federal court usurpations
on issues ranging from abortion to the Pledge of Allegiance.
More substantive, but no less misguided, are various congressional proposals supposedly aimed at remedying judicial usurpations
by amending the Constitution.