The Terry Schiavo case is just the most recent example that we're not living in a Republic, we're living in an oligarchy controlled by a few liberal judges.
(And for those of you that think we live in a Democracy, the best definition of Democracy that I ever heard is, "two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner")
The conservative and moderate judges aren't any threat because they are interpreting the Constitution. They aren't making rulings based on what the Constitution would have said had they written it. But that's exactly what these liberal judges are doing.
What I don't understand is, why does everybody in the Legislative and Executive branches of this country just roll over when one of these judges makes some pronouncement from the bench? Why do these judges always have the last word?
The Constitution says that the Executive, Legislative and Executive branches are equal! Let me say that again: they are equal! In fact, if anything, Article III of the Constitution states that Congress has jurisdiction over the Judicial branch! Thats at the Federal level but, if I'm not mistaken, most states have basically the same outlook.
But when a Court makes a pronouncement, they all just say, "Well, that's it. They have the last say". They've resigned themselves to making laws at the whim of the Courts.
The Presidents/Governors and the Legislatures of this country need to get off their lazy asses and stand up to these fanatical ideologues. I don't expect the Democrats to do anything about it because they're afraid of offending their many constituencies who actually agree with these insane rulings.
Quite frankly, I don't expect much of anything from the Democrats at all. There's not a single one of them that actually owns a spine. No, not even Joe Lieberman, who sold out all of his principles to run with Gore in 2000, and then suddenly found them again when the race was over.
But the Republicans are a different story. Granted, there are many of them who are as spineless as the Democrats, (e.g. McCain, Snowe, Chafee among others), but there are some very good people on that side of the aisle and I just don't understand why they won't stand up to the usurping of their power that is being practiced by these judges.
It's doubly puzzling when you consider that the very power that is being taken from them by the courts is what many of them (on both sides of the aisle) live for, especially the Democrats.
They need to start standing up to these former ambulance-chasers-turned-judges and nullify their rulings. And impeach them when they go against what the Founding Fathers obviously meant (gun-control, so-called "separation of church and state" which doesn't exist) or miraculously find some right that nobody had noticed for 200 years (abortion, gay marriage).
And you need to write your Senators and Congressmen and the President now!
- The Exile