Thursday, June 30, 2005
Mark Alexander at Townhall makes a nice list of articles from our Declaration of Independence which cast our judges in the place of King George III.
posted by Mark Butterworth |
The Founders further criticized the King, noting, "He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people." Although more subtle and insidious, our courts have "repeatedly dissolved" the actions of our "Representative Houses" in "opposing with manly firmness" the judiciary's "invasions on the rights of the people."
Our Supreme Court justices have even cited foreign law in support of their recent rulings. The British king did likewise: "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation...." Does it not follow thatwhen our judges import foreign laws to bind us, we have little recourse to resist?