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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Judges and "Law"

As a career Air Force noncommissioned officer, I took an oath of allegiance not once, but at least four or five times. That oath was always the same: "I... do solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same;"

There's no mention in that oath to any other allegiance other than to the Constitution of the United States. There is no mention even of an allegiance to our government - just to the founding document that created this nation, and the people it represents. While the oath administered to other government officials may be different, I'm sure it contains that same opening clause. There is no room in our government for someone who does not put the Constitution of the United States, and the people it represents, first - period, full stop.

Today, judges at virtually every level seem to believe THEY are the source of all law and order. They make rules that circumvent elected officials at all levels. They arbitrarily impose their will upon federal, state, and local governments, and on the people, not by upholding the laws passed by elected officials, but by imposing their will upon those elected officials and the people they represent.

There is only one word for this behavior, and that is tyranny.

In Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court imposed redistricting over the expressed will of the elected State government. Now, in the latest nonsense from the bench, the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey, appointed a judge to fill a district court vacancy. This is unconstitutional, and the judge in question should be stripped of her position, forfeit her retirement, and be kicked off the court and out of State government at any level.

There are procedures set up in the State constituion on how judges are appointed: the Governor appoints, the State Senate provides its advise and consent and either concurs with the appointment or doesn't. There is nothing in any legal document providing for the governing of the State of Colorado that provides legal grounds for the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court to circumvent the advice and consent practices of the Colorado Senate, nor of the Governor's role of appointing such judges.

If this appointment stands, a precedent will be set that totally destroys our Constitutional separation of powers, and places us under a judicial oligarchy. The people of the United States have only two options: force judges to obey the Constitution of both this nation and its individual states, or have another revolution and get rid of the tyrants.

The link to the Colorado Springs Gazette's opinion editorial on this subject is here. If the reader clicks on this list after Friday, January 14th, go to the main editorial page and click on Friday's "Our View". The Gazette archives "Our View" columns for one week.


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