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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.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Joe Biden, Target

Senator Joe Biden made a few choice comments Sunday, some of which should see him ridden out of Washington on the underwing pylon of a B-52 heading for the Arctic Circle. From Newsmax, here are Biden's too stupid by half remarks:

Sen. Joe Biden said Sunday that if President Bush nominates recently confirmed Circuit Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats will launch a filibuster.

"If [Bush] sent up Edith Jones, I could assure you that would be a very, very, very difficult fight - and she would probably be filibustered," Biden told CBS's "Face the Nation."

In the next breath Biden corrected himself, saying: "I misspoke, I misspoke. Janice Rogers Brown is what I meant to say."

In other words, whoever President Bush nominates will be filibustered, unless it's a liberal judge that fits the Democrat's agenda of judicial rule. The Republican party has control of the Senate, the House, and the White House, yet the Democrats are still trying to rule. They are doing so through activist jurists on our nation's courts.

We do not elect people to rule, but to govern, according to the Constitution of the United States. Senator Biden is one of many Democrats that can't seem to get that idea through their head. Nor can they understand that this is exactly the behavior that led to their defeat in 2002 and 2004, and will probably cost them even more seats in 2006. We do not want rule by judicial fiat, by a bunch of unelected prima donnas in black robes that think their word, as Nancy Pelosi put it, "is almost the same as God's".

The Constitution establishes three branches of government. The legislative branch has the role of creating needed laws such as establishing judicial offices, funding the government, establishing armies and navies, coining money, establishing "post roads" and such. The second branch is the Executive branch, whose job is to enact the laws passed by congress, and to ensure they are obeyed. The Judicial branch has only ONE responsibility: to see that violations of the laws enacted by congress and enforced by the President are dealt with, and those who violate such laws are punished. The Supreme Court also has the responsibility to ensure that all laws in the nation are compatible with the Constitution under which we all are bound.

Asked whether that would break the Senate's much-heralded compromise last month not to filibuster judicial appointments except under "extraordinary circumstances," Biden explained:

"[The Supreme Court] is a totally different ball game. ... A circuit court judge is bound by stare decisis. They don't get to make new law. They have to abide by [legal precedent]."

Senator Biden, the Supreme Court is not supposed to make new law, either. That is the responsibility of the Legislature. Shifting the responsibility of the legislature to the courts is unconstitutional. Back off and shut up!

Asked if O'Connor's retirement was more likely to provoke a filibuster than would have been the case had the more conservative Chief Justice William Rehnquist retired, Biden responded, "Probably."

It's time to shove the Democrats so far into the dark they can't find their way back with the sun shining. They have totally destroyed the concept of checks and balances, and have determined that since they can't get elected, they'll see that judges are appointed that will do their will. It's time to target each and every one of these people that can't seem to read our constitution and understand it for removal from office, including activist judges. The ballot box is still the most potent weapon in freedom's arsenal. Today, there are new weapons as well: blogs, talk radio, citizen's organizations, "527" groups, and more. It's time to use these weapons against those that would destroy our freedom. We need to make a list of those that don't seem to want to work within the limits of the constitution, to see that they are no longer capable of doing harm to this nation and its citizens. Make a list, and come election time, see that each and every one of them feels the heat of our righteous wrath.

The American people in the meantime are being screwed by a bunch of legalists that think the law should be whatever they say it is on any given day. You cannot run a nation with that kind of behavior. Our rights are being subjugated to the whims of judges. I wish to remind everyone to study a little-taught bit of history - Shay's Rebellion. If the courts continue to infringe upon the rights of citizens, there may be a bigger rebellion than Shay ever thought about, and a bunch of black robes will have dark red holes in them. We cherish our rights, and will not allow ANYONE to take them away from us.


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