Friday, June 13, 2008

King Anthony's Supreme Court

I'm still incensed about yesterday's outrage by the Supreme Court's liberal faction, which disregarded both that court's own precedents and the will of the political branches, as expressed through legislation. If the conservative movement is looking for a cause, chopping the Supreme Court down to size, for good -- via an amendment to the Constitution, legislation or whatever it takes, so that this sort of thing can never happen again -- w9uld be a good item to put on the list.
But for the present we are stuck with these people -- Justice Kennedy and the other eight kings -- our rulers for life. Elected by nobody, accountable to nothing, makers and breakers of the law at whim.
The Wall Street Journal sums it up best: "Justice Jackson once famously observed that the Constitution is 'not a suicide pact.' About Anthony Kennedy's Constitution, we're not so sure."


Americaneocon said...

I'm going to read the WSJ article right now ... thanks for the link!

Sweating Through fog said...

As I wrote on my blog, McCain could - if he goes further - win the election on this issue alone. All he has to do is say that if he is elected, he will ignore this Supreme Court decision. He could use the spectre of Osama Bin Laden and his lawyers in Federal courts to beat Obama like a rented mule.