With all of the divisive rhetoric and controversy surrounding the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, the stakes have never been higher for the future of America’s judicial system. Yet the highest court in the land is not the only place where American values are under threat.
While both sides of the political aisle are fighting for victory in the upcoming November midterm elections, billionaire Democratic mega-donor George Soros has been channeling funds into pursuing a complete overhaul of the U.S justice system. According to Politico, Soros has directed his wealth into “an under-the-radar” campaign to advance his goals of “reshaping the American justice system.” Soros has dumped millions into district attorney races throughout the nation to promote a “progressive” leftist vision of social justice.
In Soros’ grand vision of America’s future, neither the Jewish people or the state of Israel are held in high regard. Soros himself has blamed the rise of European antisemitism on Jews, while taking the opportunity in a Washington Post op-ed to libel the state of Israel as “the main stumbling block” to the spread of democracy in the Middle East.
It is therefore not surprising that Soros wants to solidify his influence in North Carolina’s Supreme Court through his support for supreme court candidate Anita Earls, executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Founded by Earls in 2007, SCSJ has partnered with openly antisemitic organizations and individuals in Durham such as the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group Spirithouse Durham. Since 2010, Soros’ Open Society has made considerable investments in SCSJ to control the city’s criminal justice system.
In 2015, SCSJ partnered with BDS leader Michelle Alexander of Dream Defenders, a Black Lives Matter offshoot that openly embraces antisemitism and engages with terrorists such as Mahmoud Jedda, who served 17 years in Israeli prison for planting bombs. In late 2017, Dream Defender activist Bree Newsome headlined the 10th anniversary gala of Earls’ organization. Newsome has invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in accusing Israel and the U.S of using brutal violence to uphold “white power structures.”
This is despite the fact that Dr. King himself was a staunch supporter of Israel and that the Jewish State is the only country in the Middle East that guarantees equal rights to all of its citizens regardless of race, sex, or religion.
America’s judiciary serves as a reflection of its values, which in turn forms the foundation of its laws. If Soros is able to get Earls elected as a judge on North Carolina's Supreme Court, then he has a recipe for success across the country. Although the far Left has so far failed in getting their policies implemented with the support of the American people, through Soros, they are casting aside the will of the people and are trying to implement their far-left agenda by taking over the judiciary.
Bradley Martin is a senior fellow with the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center. Sloan Rachmuth is director of research and special projects for the Haym Salomon Center. Follow @salomoncenter.