So many people have been concerned about Barack Obama and the potential reign of terror by the pant-suited she-devil. They really need to be focused on the most serious problem affecting our country and its future: ideologues on the bench who are way too comfortable with tip-toeing across the line from the judicial branch into the executive and legislative branches. Unlike the legislative and executive branches, these people are unaccountable and untouchable. They get lifetime appointments.
While our Founders intended the judiciary to be a referee — stepping in when our executive and judiciary branches stray too far from The Constitution — these judges have decided to jump full-throttle into the game itself. We’ve had judges tell us — with straight faces — that birth control pills, sodomy, abortion, and a government takeover of health care are ALL in The Constitution and perfectly acceptable.
Over the years, we’ve had statists in DC keep adding layer after layer of new courts and judges. It’s reached a point where, if one judge rules in a way you don’t like, you can simply take your same case to another judge who will likely see things in a manner more palatable to you.
Here in North Carolina, we’ve had judges tell us it’s illegal to define marriage as between one man and one woman. We’ve had them give conflicting rulings on our voting districts. Now we’re even getting conflicting rulings on whether it’s OK to ask for ID when people go to vote. It’s supposedly racist to require ID — even though we do so for purchasing sudafed, driving a car, buying alcohol and cigarettes, cashing a check, signing up for new utilities, and scores of other less-significant not-mentioned-in-The-Constitution tasks.
We elect Republicans to supposedly stop the approval of these statist, totalitarian judges. Yet, Richard Burr allowed the approval of at least ONE of the two judges who OKed this decision striking down voter ID. Burr also endorsed the nomination of the judge who overturned our congressional districts AND marriage amendment. He and Tillis also helped kill the filibuster of the nomination of the horrible, horrible Loretta Lynch.
Serving on the federal bench is NOT about doing what Chuck Schumer or Ted Cruz want you to do. Our Founders wanted people who could review what our executive and legislative branches have done, compare it to the verbiage in our Founding Documents, and give us a yea or nay based on that simple analysis. Not the creative writing symposiums we are now currently blessed with.
Yet, starting with LBJ and Abe Fortas, and accelerating with Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork, DC politicos have twisted a very important aspect of our system of government into yet another extension of their political shenanigans. They’ve, in effect, surrendered their legislative powers to these people in black robes who have lifetime appointments and can do whatever they want without repercussions. The guys and the gals in black robes can make all the tough calls (The pols can use the spare time to collect even more bribe money.) It’s disgraceful. That’s tyranny. That’s SCARY.
At some point if we’re going to save this country, SOMEONE is going to have to step forward and demand that we return to the checks-and-balances, evenhanded system our Founding Fathers intended.