Justice Gorsuch Tells Americans to ‘Look Elsewhere’ If They Don’t Have ‘Great Confidence’ in the US

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is asking those Americans who are questioning their confidence in the country, “Where else would you rather be?”

During an interview with CNN, the Supreme Court justice rejected the idea that the additional conservative judges on the court would create a “hard right turn.”

“I just don’t view judges that way,” he said, adding, “I reject that idea of how judges operate.”

“About half, 40 percent, of our cases are decided unanimously. We talked about the 5-4 cases, they make up a quarter of our docket, maybe a third. Those numbers have been consistent since the second world war. The only thing that’s new is that nothing is new.”

Additionally, Gorsuch — who was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed in 2017 — shared his devotion to the country by expressing how confident he was in the U.S. He also told those who question their confidence in the country to “look elsewhere” they’d rather be.

“This country has been through a lot of challenges and always risen resiliently to them. Whether it’s the civil rights movement, surviving through our Civil War or today’s challenges. Whatever they may be, I’ve got great confidence in America and I say to those who don’t: ‘Look elsewhere. Where else would you rather be?'”

Watch Gorsuch’s interview below:

Although confident in the U.S., Gorsuch — who wrote “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” published on Tuesday — recently discussed with Fox News about his worries for future of the country.

He said during the interview, “Republics have a checkered history in our history books, and we need to make sure that the people know how to run their own government.”

“I am concerned on the civics front when I read that about a third of Americans can’t name the three branches of government,” Gorsuch added. “60% apparently would fail the American naturalization examination — that worries me.”

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  1. Can we just multiply Gorsuch times 9 and have that be our Supreme Court. A consummate libertarian originalist.

    1. You are confused about justice, David.

      Gorsuch may be “a consummate libertarian originalist”, but he is a very dangerous asshole of a judge to put on any bench.

      Gorsuch was the only judge to side with a trucking company that fired a driver who left his vehicle, to save his life, when it stopped in very cold weather. Gorsuch even wrote a scathing dissent.

      He shouldn’t be on any of our benches, anywhere.

      1. You mean this scathing dissent? The part I would highlight is the part end of the bracketed comment, especially “And it isn’t our job to write one – or to allow the Department to write one in Congress’s place. Sorry mate, we just have very different views on the role of the Judicial branch.

        [T]hat statute only forbids employers from firing employees who “refuse[] to operate a vehicle” out of safety concerns. And, of course, nothing like that happened here. The trucker in this case wasn’t fired for refusing to operate his vehicle. Indeed, his employer gave him the very option the statute says it must: once he voiced safety concerns, TransAm expressly — and by everyone’s admission — permitted him to sit and remain where he was and wait for help. The trucker was fired only after he declined the statutorily protected option (refuse to operate) and chose instead to operate his vehicle in a manner he thought wise but his employer did not. And there’s simply no law anyone has pointed us to giving employees the right to operate their vehicles in ways their employers forbid. Maybe the Department [of Labor] would like such a law, maybe someday Congress will adorn our federal statute books with such a law. But it isn’t there yet. And it isn’t our job to write one — or to allow the Department to write one in Congress’s place. [Italics in original; underlining added.]

        He even offers this comment “It might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one. But it’s not our job to answer questions like that. Our only task is to decide whether the decision was an illegal one.”

  2. I’m wondering if Justice Gorsuch had the kneeling NFL players in mind. They’re obviously unhappy with the American millions they make; their limited “work” (if you want to call it “work”) schedule and their treatment liked royalty; yet are applauded for showing their disrespect for the National Anthem and the flag.

    How many Americans have renounced their citizenship under Trump compared to #44, #43 or #42 and moved out of the USA?

  3. I never really get that argument. Just because other countries are worse off than US does not mean Americans are not allowed to have concerns about their own country.

  4. Gorsuch poses a question which cuts to the heart of matters. Everyone has complaints, but if you really dislike the way the country OR the way it is, then where would you go? Especially if you don’t get your way to reshape it in your image.

    “I’m taking my ball and going home.” How childish and lacking of coping skills. It reminds me of the virtue-signaling poseurs who threaten to leave if things don’t go their way but never follow through. Please do.

  5. Gorsuch should be more concerned that a seated member of Congress can’t name the “three chambers” of government. Not just for her ignorance, but that idiot voters (mostly affluent whites in her district) elected this unaccomplished nitwit to represent them.

    Aren’t they at all embarrassed? Clearly “buyer’s remorse” is not part of their make-up so long as the nitwit matches their ideology.

    1. ST, the concept of “embarrassment ” is NOT recognized by the Democrat mentality. In fact, being immune to self-awareness is a prerequisite for the job!!!

      My understanding is that her district had a very low voter turnout when she challenged Joe Collins in the primaries. So her victory was somewhat of an enigma that we’re all suffering through. Because nobody votes in the primaries, right? This is a lesson for all to pay less attention to sportsball and MORE attention to who’s leading your f-ing district (into a hole, or into some level of prosperity). AOC’s rebuff of Amazon should serve as a lesson to all!!

  6. I know where I’d prefer , ” those who who doubt the US”, to be……

    ….and it ain’t a pleasant place!

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