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Monday, February 13, 2017
Ninth Circuit's Judicial Tyranny
Let me be as crystal-clear as I can be. Madison and Jefferson--and even super-nationalist Hamilton-- warned us against an unregulated judiciary.
Per the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, Trump's within his constitutional authority to IGNORE lawless judicial "rulings". This authority to ignore/nullify also extends Congress when it has enacted laws which have been somehow divinely deemed by the courts to be unconstitutional.
We have forgotten that court rulings are NOT enforceable rulings or law. They are unenforceable OPINIONS, and nothing more. Their opinions don't have the force of law, but of "moral authority". Drill that paragraph into your head.
In short, since officers in each branch of the federal government take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the constitution, by these officers' permitting unconstitutional judicial opinions to be treated as law they are VIOLATING their oaths of office.
Trump and Congress--and, yes, the States--should have the moral clarity to nullify/ignore judicial rulings/opinions which are, like the 9th circuit's recent "ruling", blatantly lawless usurpations of the Constitution.
People, read Art III and Article VI para 2 of the Constitution.The supreme law of the land are NOT the presumably divine pronouncements of the federal judiciary, but the CONSTITUTION itself. And until we understand this, judicial tyranny will continue.
As for me, I don't want a gaggle of unelected, entirely mortal, corruptible, black-robed unaccountable jurists to continue ruling our country and our lives. The final arbiters of what is and what is not constitutional are We the People, and that's precisely how our founders saw it. If we continue to permit judicial tyranny to rule our lives we are unwitting--or willing--agents of our republic's self-destruction.
Finally, it is well past time to initiate an amendment to tighten up restrictions on the judiciary by returning the federal judiciary, top to bottom, to its original role as clearly expressed by our founders. But, first, we must all READ THE CONSTITUTION and the words of our founders--not revisionist case law which has served only to subvert original intent and meaning.
Until we get this right, this republic will remain but a fiction.
Retired 2003 as Assoc. Dir. Refugee & Immigration Services in Rochester. A Vietnam veteran (Captain, Infantry/Civil Affairs/Psy Ops), spent many years in Southeast Asia, Africa, Subcontinent managing disaster relief and development projects. Am a small businessman and keenly interested in history and the Constitution. Concerned that our country is being inexorably drawn toward Socialism and that Americans are unwittingly abandoning our founding governing principles and, in the process, our liberties, way of life and economic vitality. Disillusioned with the radicalized Democratic Party, became a member of the Greece and Monroe County Republican Committees until July 2012 when I became a registered member of the Conservative Party. Although politically conservative and a constitutional originalist, I welcome all constructive opinions. Only through common-sense dialogue, objective evaluation of opposing patriotic viewpoints, and a studious adherence to the Constitution can we all learn and develop responsible positions which will benefit our Republic. Member of Rochester Conservatives, the Tea Party, American Legion, Vietnam Vets of America, Gun Owners of America, NRA.