Out-Pacing Trump, Biden Gets 40 Federal Judges Confirmed in First Year

Chipping away at the gains made during the Trump administration, President Biden is moving expeditiously to counter the influx of Constitutionalists and Conservatives in the federal judiciary, filing vacancies at twice the pace of his predecessor.

With the Senate confirming a significant cache of judicial nominees into the dark hours of Saturday morning, Biden’s 2021 total confirmed federal court appointments was brought to 40, 21 more than President Trump had in 2017.

The confirmations will be the last ones of the year, with two more – Gabriel Sanchez and Holly Thomas – slated for votes at the beginning of the 2022 session.

Ronald Reagan was the last president to have 40 or more judicial nominees confirmed in his first year. Reagan totaled 41.

Despite Mr. Biden’s quick lurch out of the gate, Mr. Trump’s total number of appointees to the bench sets a high mark for the embattled Biden. Trump had 234 federal judges appointed to lifetime tenures across four years, including 54 appellate judges and three Supreme Court judges.

If Biden’s pace continues, however, he would make significant headway in re-claiming a Progressive-Fascist tint to the federal bench.

Why This Is Important

In an Orwellian Era when sitting US Senate Democrats can seek to blatantly ignore rulings by the Senate Parliamentarian simply because they don’t like a binding ruling, Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and Libertarians must come together to serve as the vanguard against totalitarianism.

It is sad but true that our federally elected officials (and in some cases our statewide elected officials) no longer represent their constituencies with fidelity. After all of their election cycle pandering to the voters, once the ballots are counted a constituent almost has to hire a K Street lobbyist to get an “audience” with their elected representatives.

Where crafting and voting on legislation is concerned, the positions held by voters seldom hold the same weight as the influence of lobbyists, special interest activists, and associated political parties and alliances.

Because of this, the people – in a growing number of instances – have to turn to litigation to sue the government into actually doing its job; into representing them with fidelity and per the US and State Constitutions.

This is why appointments to the federal judiciary are so critical in today’s political climate.

In eras gone by, the majority of federal judges held themselves to a higher level of ethics and bonded their decisions to constitutionality of any given matter. During these times the people – and even the States – were well served, as was the very idea of justice…blind justice.

But with the explosion of Progressivism during the Wilson administration (which in all honesty was a potent Fascism acknowledged by foreign leaders like Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in letters to President Wilson) the courts were subjected to politicization. From that point on the pure form – or the purer form – of the American judicial system began its decay.

Fast-forwarding to today, the federal judiciary and its political bent, have all but become an ideological ping-pong game between the two national political parties, neither of which necessarily holds constitutionality as the hallmark of qualifications to the bench. This is especially true when it comes to appointees submitted by Democrat presidents and especially those appointed by Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Republicans, Conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, and even Democrats who understand the Constitution must trump politics need to both critically vet each and every nominee outside the cancer of political bias and also raise the bar for nominees altogether.

The federal judiciary must be returned to the US Constitution; wrestled away from the opportunists of both political parties and all special interest groups. To do that, We the People must join in the vanguard…the American Vanguard.

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Frank Salvato is the executive partner at The CompassPoint Group, LLC. He is the co-host of the Underground USA podcast as heard on iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Podcasts, and anywhere podcasts are heard. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, National File, and Accuracy in Media, and is nationally syndicated. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six monographs examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice-weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.

Excellent article by Mr. Salvato. However, it stops short of providing solutions.

For instance, the last paragraph begs the following questions …

  1. What is the American Vanguard?

  2. How do “We the People” join it?

  3. What are the marching orders? What can the average American do to create the biggest impact?

  4. What are the next practical steps that must be taken to ensure the judiciary is retaken from anti-Constitutionalist, partisan opportunists?

People need answers to these kinds of questions if any kind of effective stance is to be taken against the totalitarianism sweeping the globe.

The American Vanguard is the American people. The definition of a vanguard is, “the leaders of any intellectual or political movement.” Bu virtue of citizenship coupled with a devotion to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it is the “duty” (this is mandated in the Declaration of Independence) to throw off the chains of tyranny.

Marching orders? Simple. Engage, Pushback, and Defend. Stop electing activists to government and flesh out true public servants. These are constants that most contemporary Americans have failed at executing.

As to the judiciary, that is married to vetting and voting for public servants over ideologues and activists.

These are common-sense obligations that have always existed for every Constitution-abiding American.

It is the intrinsic duty of everyone who supports and defends the Constitution to constantly - not just during election year - provide oversight to their electeds.

Forgive me, but it seems like the solution then for the average American is to simply ensure they vote.

At this point in American history, I don’t think that’s enough.

If the average American is to provide oversight on elected officials, what are the practical suggestions for doing so?

Letter writing campaigns to Congress (whether State or Federal) have just about zero impact these days. Email campaigns, petitions, and more are just about worthless.

I think the thing that bothers me is that I feel many people agree with the overall sentiments you expressed in your article. I, myself, agree with what you wrote completely.

I just don’t see agreement with these sentiments as enough. And, I know that there are literally millions of American citizens who want to DO something to prevent the destruction of our country, but they are frustrated by the fact that all the power seems concentrated in the hands of technocrats and rich socialists.

That, and the fact that there are plenty of useful idiot Republicans helping them along the way.

I feel like people need not only a strategy, but tactics that can be put into use. Now. Today. No more waiting.

That this even needs to be explained is a great example of the problem, and why the Left has incrementally succeeded in moving the center to the Left.

Educate yourself on the tactics of your foe and implement the tactics that work. Read:

  • Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and implement them
  • Mike Royko’s “Boss” and learn the structure
  • Learn how to community organize and do it
  • Understand the psychology of motivation and employ it

Applying pressure is much more than voting. It is advancing pressure in the media and on social media. It is doing the hard work of diligence and understanding that focusing on one or two issues instead of a full-on ideology is a winning hand.

Short of this, create your own solutions, quite waiting for others to craft them, and don’t always need to be the leader/ The Right is choke-full of Chiefs without tribes. The Left has many tribes with select Chiefs.

Beyond that, if you can’t craft a strategy I am left without words.