Ron Formisano is all wet in his April 19 commentary using Federalist paper No. 22 as a defense to force Sen. Mitch McConnell to act on a hearing for leftist Judge Merrick Garland. Under Senate rules, McConnell has every right to control the hearings as he sees prudent. No. 22 was more in reference to a minority of states not supporting the central government’s request for taxation and to issues relating to imports and revenue, not questions regarding the judiciary.
Alexander Hamilton wrote in No. 78 that “the judiciary will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the constitution, since it controls neither sword nor purse.” Hamilton would be surprised today by the growth of the judiciary and its out-of-control power.
No. 22 states that “the Consent of the People, and its power flows from the original fountain of legitimate government”; currently that legitimate government is controlled by a party bitter to Formisano.
If Formisano truly respects rule by the majority, he’d be disappointed because we’d have no public funded abortions, legal immigration, no sanctuary cities, no global warming foolishness, term limits, and voter I.D.