In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the Democratic Party to refund more than $20 trillion to taxpayers for President Lyndon Johnson’s failed “Great Society” and what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called “the endless war on poverty.”
The majority opinion written by the Notorious RBG said Democrats defrauded America with a “bait and switch” that has kept black Americans in poverty to this day, and enraged by promises that — in the clarity of history — were “just plain lies.”
“In 1964, President Johnson promised a Great Society that ‘demands an end to poverty and racial injustice,’ and even dared to say ‘but that is just the beginning,'” Ginsburg wrote. “In 1965, he followed that with rhetoric that sparked inner-city riots across the country.”
You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, “You are free to compete with all the others,” and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.President Lyndon B. Johnson, Howard university, 1965
“Instead, what Johnson delivered was a kill shot to the black community,” wrote Ginsburg, “and big cities run by Democrats for decades have never recovered.”
Ginsburg noted that Los Angeles erupted in riots only six weeks after Johnson’s 1965 speech at Howard, causing 34 deaths, more than 1,000 injured, and $40 million in damages. In 1967, Johnson doubled down with “Community Action” programs that sparked race riots in 159 cities nationwide. The National Guard was ordered into Newark, NJ, where 26 people died, and the 101st Airborne was forced to quell Detroit riots so intense that 43 people died.
In 1968, the conflagration hit 110 cities, including Washington and Baltimore.
“But that was just the beginning,” Ginsburg wrote. “In the years since, America has spent more than $22 trillion on more than 80 welfare programs, and Democrat politicians have kept the racial flame lit with rhetoric that forces cruel rules of engagement onto black Americans who are vainly trying to finally win the endless war on poverty.”
The beloved justice specifically noted that race riots broke out again in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, while Democrats like Vice President Joe Biden were telling black America that “They’re [Republicans] going to put y’all back in chains.”
The order sidesteps the issue of how Democrats are supposed to repay $20 trillion. Instead, Ginsburg simply ordered them to “believe FDR, who said ‘continued dependence’ on welfare ‘induces a spiritual disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber.'”
The 300-page opinion ends with the words “Let my people go,” but in a final slashing footnote, the Justice who may not see the year 2021 notes, “It is simply impossible for Joe Biden to be correct that ‘you ain’t black’ if you vote for Donald Trump.”