When the Supreme Court is wrong…

What do you do? When the United States Supreme Court makes a ruling that is blatantly unConsitutional, what do you do? Thomas Jefferson gave us some answers…

"The Constitution . . . meant that its coordinate branches should be checks on each other. But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch."

—Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1804. ME 11:51

And so that is what we have today, despotic judges. These judges no longer serve in good standing as required by the Consitution, for they have forsaken the very document they are meant to protect and the very citizens who depend on them. In addition, the Legislative and Executive branches have repeatedly demitted to the Supreme Court on the Constitutionality of their own actions. This has the doubled edged effect of futher re-enforcing a Star Chamber tribunal and denying their own duty to uphold and defend the Constitution of the united States.

"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem [good justice is broad jurisdiction], and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves."
—Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:277

And we also have despotic congresscritters and presidents. They have abrogated their responsibilities and should be removed from office. Recently, in Kentucky, the repugnican governor Fletcher pulled such a flim-flam, by authorizing funding that was clearly in violation of the Kentucky Constitution and passing the 'test' off to the Kentucky Supreme court. Such a avoidance of official duty is downright treasonous against the people of the state. Again, there are steps to be taken for removal. Will the Congress of the state of Kentucky also abrogate their duty? Probably. Will the people of the state continue to support such despots? Let us hope not.

Of course the governor is embroiled in other crimes,…this being the key trait of tyrants…

So the point of all this is that we all can read and understand what the plain language of our laws says, especially the Constituion. Indeed, it was designed to work just that way, and when a member of the government tries to manipulate or otherwise violate that sacred language, it is encumbant on all of us to remove that official from office.

"Tree, rope, tyrant…some assembly required. " — Unattributed

"The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
— Thomas Jefferson


3 thoughts on “When the Supreme Court is wrong…

  1. I think the state politics come out of Louisville and Lexington, more than anywhere else…

    At the local level I have found there are good counties and bad counties…

    Luckily, where I live, it seems to be a live and let live kind of county.

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