The Final Verdict on Activist Judges

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Those who believe in gay marriage are free to vote for it.

But, when they lose that vote, it is not the role of judges to nullify the vote and legislate from the bench. Judges who become politicians in robes often lie like politicians as well, claiming that they are just applying the Constitution, when they are in fact exercising powers that the Constitution never gave them.

If they are going to act like politicians, then they should be voted out like politicians.

Media liberals, who like what liberal judges do, spring to their defense. The media spin is that judges were voted off the bench because of “unpopular” decisions and that this threatens judicial “independence.”

Since this was the first time that a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court was voted off the bench in nearly half a century, it is very doubtful that there was never an “unpopular” court decision in all that time. The media spin about “unpopular” decisions sidesteps the far more important question of whether the judges usurped powers that were never given to them by the Constitution.

As for judicial “independence,” that does not mean being independent of the laws. Being a judge does not mean being given arbitrary powers to enact the liberal agenda from the bench, which means depriving the citizens of their most basic rights that define a free and self-governing people.

While removing three state Supreme Court justices at one time in Iowa is news today, the very same thing happened in California back in the 1970s. Every single death penalty imposed by a trial court in California was overturned by the state Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Rose Bird voting 64 times in a row that there was something wrong with the way each trial had been conducted. That was world-class chutzpa.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Arizona does not have a right to require proof of citizenship before someone can vote. Where does it say that in the Constitution?

The time is long overdue to stop treating judges like sacred cows, especially when they have so much bull.

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  • davarino

    Thank God for what happened Nov 2. Hopefully the tide will keep rolling and the constitution will be upheld once again.

    Thanks Thomas

  • Renee Rogers-Perry

    When I voted for the Judges in this election, I reviewed each one which I am afraid most people do not do. In my estimation, this was one of the most important votes I made because of the increasingly important situation of activist Judges who have turned the will of the people on it's ear. Just consider recently the Judges overturning the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" law or the Judge's who overturned the will of the people in California who voted against Gay marriage. You could site numerous cases where Judges have taken upon themselves to set an agenda against the will of the people.I hope the public realizes that when they vote for the Presidency in the up-coming 2012 elections, that the important shift of the Supreme court will be at stake and will change America for generations to come!

  • Robert C.

    I was really impressed that the people of Iowa voted as they did! We need to do this in every state and show that the govt is WE THE PEOPLE! I hope that in the next election we continue showing them that WE run the county. Remember your vote does count!

  • waterwillows

    One would think that the Judges who sit in order to judge, would be have the ability to judge that they do not preside over a kingdom, as in being a lord.
    It seems to me that without this crucial discernment, they were unfit for the position. I don't doubt there are other misfits as well.

  • quark1912

    "Go West, young man, and grow up wit the the country." Horace Greeley made this famous remark to Josiah Grinell (December 22, 1821 – March 31, 1891), Rock Island Line railway builder as well as a conductor on the "underground railroad," He also founded Grinell College, the first educational institution where students could take courses on semi-conductors as early as 1947, is considered Ground Zero of the information technology revoultion. A 1949 graduate named Robert Noyce, (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990) co-invented the intergrated circut and founded Intel. Perhaps the people of Iowa may lead another revolution embracing the concept of democratic accountability,

  • slipperylips

    I disagree with you ajnn.

    I think that corruption is full blown and there are quite a few activist judges. What is even worse is that cases are being decided not based on the constitution but on president. So even if only a minority, say 1/5, (total fictional number by the way) of the judges are activists, they can reek a lot of havoc.

    A great book to read is "Men in Black" by Mark Levin.

    Now that "we the people" are awake we should realize that this election was just the beginning. The easiest thing to do is pick your pet peeve and start getting active. Turn off the TV and get off the couch. Go out and join a club, tea party, start a website on the backgrounds of Justices, post their decisions, what ever your concerned about and start talking to people. Influence people with your insight on the matter. Ground up. Where we are today didn't happen over night, nor can we change it so easily. The hardest thing is changing our habits.