Supreme License to Kill
March 10, 2005
Yes, you are correct. We are living in a judicial insane asylum. Rather than mustering filibuster votes, the Senate Democrats should be funding lobotomies for the liberal popinjays on the federal bench. The only precedent set by the by liberal jurists is the granting of a license to kill for every deranged scumbag with a yearning to put a notch on his gun. The Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government should be renamed the Department of Homeland Insecurity.
In the Second Circuit Court, District of Connecticut, there is a Hartford judge who recently made history by tossing U.S. law out of the window and, instead, relied on the whispers of: (1) convicted felons coming from the heating vents and (2) European babble blowing across the Atlantic. With eight very young girls murdered (seven of them raped), Judge Robert Chatigny subverted the will of the Connecticut legislature, the Connecticut people, the findings of two juries and the wishes of the condemned murderer to go forward with an execution. Instead, Chatigny made case law based on his personal biases. This sure as hell beats David Berkowitz listening to a dog!
Moving on up the judicial ladder to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals brings us to an even higher power. Never content to play second fiddle to God, the false idols of the Ninth found that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is an unconstitutional "endorsement of religion" because of the addition of the phrase ‘under God’ in 1954 by Congress. Note that in 1954 it was the Congress that added “under God” to the Pledge. Also note that the Congress exercises, by proxy, the “will of the people”. Also note that it was the will of one socially impotent egocentric, Michael Newdow, that put a wooden stake in God’s heart.
Of course the divorced Newdow brought the case on behalf of his daughter even though Newdow does not have controlling custody of his daughter. The Associated Press reported that Sandra Banning, mother of Newdow's child, and Newdow “...have never been married, that she has full custody of their daughter, that both she and the daughter are Christians who attend church regularly, and that the daughter is not only not injured by reciting the pledge, but enjoys doing it.” But this didn’t stop the Ninth Circuit from the nonconsensual rape of America’s belief in God.
After all, the Harris Poll found that only 90% of adult Americans believe in God...“children have voices too”. In some bizarre twist of paranoia, the Ninth found that “The Pledge, as currently codified, is an impermissible government endorsement of religion because it sends a message to unbelievers 'that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders, favored members of the political community.’” Maybe someday both Newdow and the Ninth Circuit will outgrow their diapers.
Getting to the top of the ladder, which in the liberal world is at least one rung above God, we arrive at the United States Supreme Court. I take that back...for liberals, even the Supreme Court comes after Michael Moore (liar), Teddy Kennedy (drunken driver), Sean Penn (post-lobotomy intellect) and Mumia Abu-Jamal (cop killer). I think liberals still like God more than John Ashcroft...but not as much as Saddam Hussein.
In a prophetic foreshadowing, this past week the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes. After a quick re-read of the Constitution, I still couldn’t find this prohibition (nor could I find a “right” to same-sex marriage), so I read the majority thinking as expressed by God-on-Earth... Justice Anthony Kennedy. You guessed it...Kennedy threw U.S. law out the window and turned to the whispers in his head.
Just when you might dare to think of the U.S. as a sovereign nation, Kennedy turned to that excelsior of freedom...the United Nations. As part of his reasoning, Kennedy footnoted that the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, "which every country in the world has ratified save for the United States and Somalia, contains an express prohibition on capital punishment for crimes committed by juveniles under 18." Apparently Kennedy’s head was too clogged with international whispers to remember that many of the international signatories to this U.N. Convention also freely revel in the mass genocide of their own citizens. How do you spell Rwanda?
As the Washington Post proudly proclaimed, “For the Supreme Court itself, perhaps the most significant effect of yesterday's decision is to reaffirm the role of international law in constitutional interpretation.” Maybe the Post would also like to reaffirm the role of international double digit unemployment in the management of the U.S. economy.
After getting the news from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart or another equally reliable source, a 13-year-old boy from San Luis Obispo CA saw the green light and beat an 87-year-old man to death with a skateboard. It took this boy less than 48 hours after the Supreme Court decision to be granted his license to kill (I am taking a bit of literary privilege here because the Court actually ruled in 1988 that defendants who killed before their 16th birthday could not be executed). Don’t blink because soon enough, the liberals will try to raise the minimum age for capital punishment from the present 18 to 21 and then ban it all together.
Maybe after that, we can really emulate our international brethren and encourage the post-rape disembowelment of pregnant women. Oh yeah, that’s right...the same courts that love baby-faced murderers also enjoy the practice of sticking forks into the heads of fetuses.
The court system of this country is in desperate need of fixing. Justices routinely subvert the will of the legislative branch by constantly inventing “rights” never even whispered in the Constitution. These same judges are legislating from the bench urged on by the whispers of their own narcissism. The Republican majority in the Senate has a clear mandate from the people and a clear duty to national well-being to step through the wall of Democrat-inspired obstruction and expedite the process of judicial appointments.
It is an immediate priority for the Republican majority to exercise their Majority Rule Option and bring an end to the travesty of endless filibustering by the Democrats on judicial nominations. The U.S. needs to fill vacancies in our abscessed federal judiciary with new justices who wish to preserve the Constitution and not a vainglorious whisper to rewrite the same. It’s time for Senate liberals to step aside and let justice be done.