“The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior … In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make”
– United States Constitution, Article III, Sections 1 and 2.
That piercing scream you’ll hear any day now is the leftist juggernaut in America being neutered without the blessings of anesthetic. The left, it appears, has been too busy reading homoerotic poetry tucked away inside an upside-down Marx and Engles book cover to notice, but two U.S. senators have reread the Constitution. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. and Zell Miller, D-Ga., have decided to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to regulate the federal courts.
“Heresy!” shrieks the left. “The courts are the final arbitrator of what is and is not constitutional.” What remains unsaid is that the left owns the law schools, judges and courts in America. Leftist organizations and attorneys even coordinate judicial appointments and delays with Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee members, in order to influence specific court decisions (not that you’d know it from media reports).
Well, surprise – the founders did not design a government presided over by black-robed, judicial clerics appointed for life and immune from public accountability. The founders designed a congress representative of the public to make the laws, an executive to carry them out, and a court system to punish those who broke the laws.
On its surface, Sens. Shelby and Miller’s bill would merely forbid the federal courts from reviewing state court decisions that end up allowing a public acknowledgment of God. How is that possible? Read Article III of the Constitution – it describes exactly what authority the federal courts have. As my excerpt shows, their area of responsibility is to be regulated and controlled by Congress. Since the federal courts now seem to think they’re God, clearly some trimming of their responsibility is in order.
Do I expect this piece of legislation, even if it passes, to have much effect on the federal courts? Not the first time. Like the rest of the Constitution, leftist activists in judicial drag will simply ignore it and rule on their merry way.
Their merry way to impeachment, that is. The beauty of Shelby and Miller’s bill is that it exposes any judge who ignores it to impeachment. As the Constitution says, federal judges – including those on the Supreme Court – hold their office only during “good behavior.” Raping and pillaging America by substituting “international law” for the Constitution, and ignoring congressional limits that have placed certain matters “beyond judicial review” is not good behavior.
The Constitution provides a remedy. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to watching my first judicial impeachment (one of my New Year’s predictions).