Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The "culture of life" really has lost it

I am dumbfounded. I feel like I am watching my country, this republic melt right in front of me. Our house majority leader sent out a veiled call to arms. Apparently because he was unable to do it legislatively he wants to see militant right wing extremists eliminate our independent judiciary. At least if that's not what he wanted he may just get it. But if Senator Cornyn's (R-TX) statement, on the senate floor no less, http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/04/kennedy-asks-delay-to-renounce.html then he probably meant exactly what it sounded like, a call for divine retribution. There are any number of folks who would just love to be an instrument of divine retribution. http://www.armyofgod.com/shelleyselect.htmlhttp://www.armyofgod.com/ http://www.armyofgod.com/Paulhillindex.html
You get the idea. These are the same people, part of the very small percentage of Americans who believed it was o.k. for both our legislature and our executive branch to attempt to undermine both states rights and our third branch of government, the independent judiciary.

Our founding fathers formulated a three tiered system of checks and balances; The legislative branch to make laws, The executive branch to approve them, The judicial branch to enforce and when necessary judge the constitutionality of said laws. Judges are given lifetime tenure and rather than being elected are instead appointed by the sitting President with the approval of the legislature. The rules surrounding this process are such that appointed judges have to be accepted in part by even the minority party weighting the judiciary to the center and ensuring most of it's members will be objective and enforce the rule of law.

With Cheney only reluctantly renouncing violence against judges, http://fearofclowns.com/2005/04/message-from-dick-Cheney-and-me-to.html it becomes increasingly clear that the neo-cons and so called culture of life would tear out an integral part of our republic, the independent judiciary. What would be left behind would make us envious of the Chinese. Tom Delay's statement http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=45102 is a criminal incitement, and if one judge dies in the aftermath Delay should be held culpable. But the open attacks on our independent judiciary by congress and the president are outright treasonous. God, Allah, Kali, save us all.

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