Seriously. Some of the most momentous legislative decisions have been made over the last couple of years by unelected folks who work in black robes and bang gavels. Lifetime appointments are handed out willy-nilly to people who seem confused as to whether they serve in the legislative or judicial branch. The same thought — or lack of — processes go into hearing cases in federal court as are used in legislative bodies. Personal opinions trump what *that silly 200 year old piece of paper* has to say.
We’ve all read and watched books and movies about The Hunger Games and the works of Ayn Rand and George Orwell. A lot of the stuff in those works dismissed as fantasy sure seems to be popping up around us here in the real world. Instead of four legs good, two legs bad, it’s juris doctorate good — everything else BAD.
Folks in black robes with hellacious job security can throw out that word “unconstitutional” and work wonders. They can alter the laws of nature. They can smash thousands of years of religious doctrine. They can overturn elections. And there’s not a whole hell of a lot we can do about it.
So that comes back to my post title. Why bother having elections when various moneyed activist groups can run to their favorite flavor of federal judge to have something innocuously declared “unconstitutional”?
To tell the truth, more than half of what is done in DC could easily be declared unconstitutional. The Constitution justifies the Supreme Court, and little else. The massive, rapid growth of the federal judiciary is all about Washington sinking its talons into US. Nothing “constitutional” about it.
We’ve got a bunch of gutless wonders out there as our alleged “elected leaders” who don’t seem to mind leaving all of the big decisions to these people. The guys and gals in the robes have the real job security. Let THEM take the heat for saying your and your wife’s marriage is the same same same as the two guys running the florist down the street.
Well, the black robes have decided that our state legislative districts are “unconstitutional” and that we must redraw them AND have them re-approved by black robes. Only then may we have elections — in May and November 2017.
If these new elections actually happen, I say we use the opportunity to toss out some of the useless, corrupt deadwood littering our state legislature. There are way too many folks up there catering to the lobbyists and donors, ignoring the folks back home, and letting the courts do the “hard work” for them. Live in Lincoln County? Jason Saine of $19,000 suits fame, needs a primary. In Cleveland County, Tim Moore AND Kelly Hastings need primaries. In Wake County, Nelson Dollar needs a primary. In Cumberland County, John Szoka needs a primary. In Harnett County, David Lewis needs a primary. In Duplin County, Jimmy Dixon needs a primary. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The worst of the worst.
Sure, you’ll be underfunded if you file. But so were Mark Johnson and Mike Causey. (They’ve got big new jobs in Raleigh now.) Voter anger can cancel out funding advantages easily. And we’ll be here to help you make your case every step of the way.
I am tired of being jerked all over the place by crooks living off of my dime. I am tired of being ignored here in The Land of The Free by people who are supposed to be serving ME not RULING ME.