Monday, September 19, 2005

Roberts and the left

It is very instructive and more than a little frightening to witness the Democratic senators trying to trap Judge Roberts in betraying some tiny 'conservative' ideology. The great problem is that Democrats know that someone who merely interprets the law, rather than creating it - as has been done since the days of Warren - is a threat to their 'progressive' (read: Socialist) agenda.

When courts start finding rights that exist nowhere in the constitution (Griswold v. Connecticut, Roe v. Wade); when they rule in a manner that betrays personal preference rather than the strict application of the law (Lawrence v. Texas), they usurp the role of the legislature. Striking down laws they disagree with, they invert the roles of the three branches of government and negate the right of the people to govern themselves.

When courts rule in this way, we are subject then to the rule of judges, the rule of men - not the rule of law.

At the end of the day, we have to ask: Who decides? Are the wishes of judges to supercede those of the people?

To allow courts to make up laws and strike down laws as they personally see fit is a large stride away from Liberty and toward totalitarianism, and is so dangerous a situation that I am amazed that we the people tolerate it. I guess that's because the decisions haven't started going against us - yet.


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