Seizing the Supreme Court: The Ford Foundation’s War on the Judicial System Continues
The Ford Foundation has long sought to use its vast financial resources to reshape the legal landscape. It is trying to help the Left seize control of the U.S. Supreme Court. The goal is to enact a radical checklist of social change by promoting novel interpretations of the Constitution.
After the sudden death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13th, however, the foundation now has the chance to have a far more direct impact on the nation’s jurisprudence. Thanks to many Ford allies, the pressure campaign to replace Justice Scalia with a left-wing jurist was immediately well underway.
Religious freedom, free speech, the right to bear arms, and other fundamental personal freedoms are all on the target list of progressive statists. It is not hyperbole to say that one new left-wing justice could take a sledgehammer to the Bill of Rights.
The progressive Left has invented rights, usually group rights, to expand government power. The courts have always been the Left’s best hope, and it is no wonder the Ford Foundation would use its resources to try to seize control of the Supreme Court, ensuring that the remaining items on its radical agenda can be imposed upon the rest of us.