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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Friday, April 08, 2005

If judicial systems were outlawed
only outlaws would have judicial systems

DeLay says judges have 'overstepped' authority

Tom DeLay's at it again. It's against my nature to keep harping on the same subject, but this one just keeps setting the tee for a drive that could lead to a hole in one. In keeping with the metaphor, I don't play golf, but I'm always open to a bad golf joke. And this guy is a bad joke waiting to happen.

In the shadow of John Cornyn's comments this week that Judges are asking for it when their decisions provoke violence, and DeLay's own comments that Judges will be held accountable for their rulings, he went even further by demanding impeachment for those who don't toe the conservative line.

"Our next step, whatever it is, must be more than rhetoric," DeLay said in fiery remarks to the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration's meeting titled "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith."


When Tom DeLay threatens more than rhetoric, it's pretty serious, since rhetoric is his stock in trade. Before you know it, he'll have Minutemen staking out the courts monitoring every decision. Laugh if you will, but it could happen. He'll call it something else, but when a Judge makes a ruling he doesn't agree with - bang! - it's abortion clinic shootings all over again. His mindless followers will bend to his will as they did when they elected the current administration despite common sense.

It's all part of the master plan. Once the Judicial branch of the government is powerless, all that will be left is the Executive and Legislative branches. Since both of those are already in the hands of the religious right, its only a matter of time until we are a theocracy, with the established religion in charge of all aspects of government. Not since the Crusades have we had an environment as conducive to torture, extortion, coercion, compulsion and pressure to comply with the staus quo.

Let's face it. DeLay is pissed that his efforts at grandstanding in the Terri Shiavo case were ignored by the Judicial system. Because of that, he's calling for their abolishment. How dare they stand in the way of his posturing!

But today these judges, most of whom have been put in place by Republican Presidents and confirmed by the Senate, are all that stand between the politics of "no" pushed by the Republican led legislative branch and the constitutional rights of the general public.

To remove the judicial branch would leave it open for legislators, many of whom are incumbents so entrenched in the political system that it is virtually impossible to remove them, to legislate their way to removing all of our rights in the name of whatever political expediency happens to interest them at the moment.

The Shiavo case is an excellent example. Whether or not you agree with the judiciary decision in favor of her husband, if the legislation were able to nullify their decision, where does that leave you on other issues?

What if they decided that the second ammendment didn't matter, and they decided to outlaw any type of gun ownership? Sure, it's not likely to happen, given NRA lobbying efforts, but stay with me here.

If it were deemed illegal by Congress to own a firearm unless you were part of an official government militia, don't you think the judicial system would rule otherwise, based on the constitution?

It wouldn't if the judicial system were outlawed.

And if you're interested, here's an interesting diarama of DeLay's positions and connections, courtesy of Jack and Drop the Hammer.

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