RAGE ON, DEMOCRATS
New York Post columnist John Podhoretz points out that in recent days, high-profile Democrats have proposed increasing the size of the Supreme Court, lowering the federal voting age to 16 and abolishing the Electoral College.
“Welcome to the Democratic presidential campaign of 2020,” writes Mr. Podhoretz, who predicts that at least five minutes of every presidential debate will be taken up by such “fantasy.” Why all the fuss, and why now? “The most obvious answer is that Democrats want to change the rules because they think the rules aren’t working for them. They want the popular vote instead of the Electoral College because they’ve won the popular vote four times out of the past five elections. They want to pack the court because the court is going conservative. And they want the voting age lowered to 16 because they want to stuff the ballot box,” Mr. Podhoretz writes. a hovercraft in state-owned rivers all the way to the Supreme Court. He won.
In 2007, National Park Service rangers ordered John Sturgeon off the Nation River, which runs through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in northeast Alaska, informing the hunter that it was illegal to operate the amphibious vehicle on such waters.
Mr. Sturgeon sued the federal agency, then waited years for the final outcome. It has arrived.
“U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously that the Nation River doesn’t qualify as ‘public land’ for the purposes of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The sweeping 1980 law created 10 new national park units following natural boundaries rather than federally owned lands, adding more than 18 million acres of state, Native and private land. Nor does the park service have authority to regulate Sturgeon’s activities on the part of the river that falls within the preserve,” explained the Associated Press, which analyzed the court’s 46-page decision.