Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Starve the courts

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Starve the courts

The Christian Corps have a better idea than impeaching the courts. They say we starve'em so that they can't work. They somehow think that by disolving the courts they can replace them with more conservative judges and courts. After reading the article and slowly picking your jaw up off the floor, perhaps you can start to wonder if it really is worth fighting these guys for this stuff.

I like the fact they said the left is "organized to the teeth". However, one thing the left doesn't have is a satelite telecast that will be shown to millions of relidgiots around the country on the same day at the same time. Of course I am sure that anyone who misses the telecast will be able to rent out a DVD copy from their church. The telecast just so happens to include a speach by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist armed with statements pushing for the Nucyalar option to be used to get 10 judges nominated.

Hey I am the first person to go for crazy activism, so long as nobody gets hurt or injured I am all for nutty ideas on how to change government and stuff. It is great fun to see politicians go balls to the wall for constituencies they think matter or that they agree with idealogically. I am all for it. That is all for it when it goes along with the law or at the very least the Constitution.

That pesky Constitution. What was that passage they made me memorize when I was just alittle tike in 6th or 7th grade?
We the people,
In order to form a more perfect union,
Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
Provide for the common defense,
Promote the general welfare and
Secure the blessings of liberty
To ourselves and our posterity
Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Establish justice. I guess what Dobson and friends are trying to do is establish their own little version of justice by well dissolving justice first.

Now everybody serving in congress take up an oath, which if they violate can mean they loose their job, or even go to jail. And it goes a little somethign like this:
I, Loyal Citizen of the Republic, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Forget that so help me God crap, its the defending against enemies foreign and domestic that interests me. Now first the Constitution says we establish justice, Dobson and friends are trying to dissolve justice. And Frist and Delay (another guy who has been going against judges that Reagan though were conservative enough for the Supreme Court) took that oath to defend the Constitution against enemy's foreign and domestic.

Let's just pretend like (as we have for the last 4.5 years) 2+2=5 and that Delay or Frist or anyone who sides with anyone who wants to dissolve the judiciary can't possibly be held accountable.

If they had so much Goddamned support for this type of maneuver then why would they be in such a rush?
Dobson also said Republicans risked inflicting long-term damage on their party if they failed to seize the moment — a time when Bush still has the momentum of his reelection victory — to transform the courts. He said they had just 18 months to act before Bush becomes a "lame-duck president."

"If we let that 18 months get away from us and then maybe we got Hillary to deal with or who knows what, we absolutely will not recover from that," he said.

Well maybe they will have Hillary to deal with, God knows Hillary the satanic godess of feminist worship and national health care for the least of us (as Jesus would put it) would have none of this behaviour.

However, I hope they do this well ahead of 2006 midterm elections. I am happy if they do. I really am. Because then hopefully, the left will really get mobilized and organized to the teeth. Perhaps the silent majority will awaken and speak their minds.

Somehow optimism doesn't play very well to this scenario, perhaps skepticism is more apropos.