Saturday, April 9, 2005

Politics: Conservatives dislike the Constitution

MSNBC has a good article today about why conservative groups are determined to increase congressional control over the judicial branch. Some are calling for the ability to impeach or remove judges who don't hand down decisions that they like.

You know, I remember back during the 2000 election and the start of the Iraq war, when these same conservatives would tell complainers, "If you don't like it, too bad. That's the way this country works, so like it or leave it." Guess what? The Founding Fathers made the judges judges, not pollsters. They interpret and apply law, not figure out how a particular segment of the American population feels about an issue. And if you don't like it, then get the hell out of my country.

Jackass quote of the article goes to (you guessed it) Tom DeLay for: “I believe the judicial branch of our government has overstepped its authority on countless occasions, overturning and, in some cases, ignoring the legitimate will of the people." At least this time he's not overtly threatening anyone.

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