“[How] to check these unconstitutional invasions of rights by the Federal judiciary? Not by impeachment in the first instance, but by a strong protestation of both houses of Congress that such and such doctrines advanced by the Supreme Court are contrary to the Constitution; and if afterwards they relapse into the same heresies, impeach and set the whole adrift. For what was the government divided into three branches, but that each should watch over the others and oppose their usurpations?”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1821
Immediately following the court-ordered execution of Terri Schiavo, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, fired off some impressive and blustery rhetoric:
We will look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at the Congress and the president when given jurisdiction to hear this case anew … The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior.
On April 2, 2005, he announced his intention to ask the House Judiciary Committee to “undertake a broad review of the federal courts’ handling of Terri’s case.”
Not be out shouted, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., charged – get this – DeLay might have broken a federal statute against threatening U.S. judges when he said, “Threats against specific federal judges are not only a serious crime, but also beneath a Member of Congress.” Lautenberg continues with further evidence that his Depends need changing by saying, “Your attempt to intimidate judges in America not only threatens our courts, but our fundamental democracy as well.” Oh, that is rich! What democracy is that, Lautenberg?
Let’s not leave out the April 5, 2005, comments of Senate Republican leader Bill Frist, on the Schiavo killing: “I believe we have a fair and independent judiciary today. I respect that.” He does? It’s painfully obvious that Bill Frist is hardly cut from the same moral fiber as Leonidas, Francis Marion (The Swampfox), William Wallace or Patrick Henry.
Tom DeLay’s solution to out-of-control federal judges – which he seems to have just discovered is a problem in this country – is just more stalling tactics, i.e., asking his fellow bureaucrats who have also sat back and remained silent for decades while these federal judges have destroyed this republic with their unconstitutional rulings, to conduct some vague review. While some committee sits around and decides which action to take that will cost the least politically, this country is being ruined by federal judges and the U.S. Supreme Court.
While Congress fiddles, our nation is being ripped apart. Never have I seen such a disconnect between Congress and the people as on this issue and the invasion by illegals coming across the borders in hordes. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor should have been removed from the bench over her Lawrence v. Texas opinion. By her own admission in Lawrence, O’Connor said that our U.S. Supreme Court relied on European court decisions when it upchucked it’s abomination of a decision by striking down Texas’ law outlawing the filthy and dangerous practice of sodomy.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg should have been booted off the U.S. Supreme Court a long time ago. Less than 10 days ago at a love-fest dinner, Ginsberg said she considers not just U.S. laws and its Constitution in forming her legal opinions, but also foreign law! She droned that criticisms of relying too heavily on world opinion “should not lead us to abandon the effort to learn what we can from the experience and good thinking foreign sources may convey.”
Continuing with her toxic message, she said, “The notion that it is improper to look beyond the borders of the United States in grappling with hard questions has a certain kinship to the view that the U.S. Constitution is a document essentially frozen in time as of the date of its ratification.”
Dare anyone call Ginsberg’s comments treason? I feel confident in saying millions find her position repugnant and worthy of removal from the bench. It’s obvious she has no intention of upholding the U.S. Constitution. Ginsberg, like O’Connor, wants to drag foreign law into our judicial system, further eroding our sovereignty and conditioning the masses for a one-world court system.
Going back to Lawrence, Dr. Edwin Vieira, the eminent and premiere expert on this issue, writes in his scholarly work, “How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary,” “Therefore, the Lawrence majority’s repudiation of “the history of Western Civilization and … Christian moral and ethical standards” amounted to repudiation of the Declaration of Independence, and consequently the Constitution, and consequently again the justice’s own authority – further proof that whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.”
Edwin goes into great legal detail in the final chapter of his book: “Removal of Judges for Lack of Good Behaviour or by Impeachment and Conviction.” All Americans should take the time to read Edwin’s solutions based on constitutional grounds. In the meantime, this republic cannot survive with a Congress too timid or corrupted by their own special interests to stand up to federal judges or Supreme Court justices.
Sweep them out of office in November 2006. They haven’t earned the right to serve one more term since they haven’t been getting the job done for the decades most of them have been in office. Not on this issue, nor the invasion of illegals, abolishing the central bank, freeing the American people from bondage to the international banking cartel and for creating a police state any brutal dictator would envy.