MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

End Nationwide Injunctions

March 27th, 2019 Viewed 140 times, 1 so far today

An article in the Atlantic last year suggested much the same and it came about because almost everything that President Trump tried to do was stopped by one Federal District Court judge.

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Continuing the Court Discussion

September 27th, 2004 Viewed 1789 times, 1 so far today

Strangecloud posed a very interesting dilemma to my idea in the last post.  His point was that Judicial Review was put into place as part of checks and balances in the government.  If I remember my history
correctly, Judicial Review was actually a creation of a certain Supreme Court (I want to say Marshall, but I may be mistaken).  In fact, even at the time it was quite controversial.

There is a movement inside congress to restrict judicial review over topics such as homosexuality and school prayer.  The problem is that the judiciary has become all powerful, casting rulings on controversial issues that should be decided by the country’s populace and not the “enlightened” thinkers on the bench.

The part that even gets me more riled up is the fact that when the citizens do speak through their representatives about issues such as abortion and school prayer, these same justices have the audacity to say that their ruling trumps the clear reading and the people’s wishes.

My point is that since it seems impossible to keep these justices in check via legislation and since people put so much weight on how a justice will rule on moral issues (not issues of Constitutional understanding), that we need to take away or scale back that power.

CBS and the Courts

September 24th, 2004 Viewed 1802 times

I have a solution for the whole Dan Rather crisis.  I think that CBS should get a new line at the beginning of 60 Minutes.  “One of these stories is false, can you guess which one?”  Then at the end they could tell you which one.  That way, people could be skeptical, trying to guess which one the whole time.  Maybe they could tie it in with the CBSNews.com website so that you could put in your guess.  If they would make it so you could win CBS gear or something maybe the brand could be healed.

There’s a story in the news about some legislation that is going nowhere, but has a lot of potential.  The legislation is the bill to protect the pledge of allegience from judicial review.  The democrats are screaming that

  1. It’s a moral issue that they have to go on the record about before an election.
  2. That it hurts judicial review which we’ve had for 200 years

I think the second one is more interesting.  If we were to start eroding the court’s power to review legislation (particularly on abortion, homosexuality, Christianity, etc.) then the left could not legislate from the bench.  That would make the court appointees less of an issue, and maybe we could fill the benches back up with judges instead of all of this filibustering.

To clarify, the Democrats are filibustering because of how important those positions are– because we have a judicial system who thinks that we like in an  oligarchy instead of a democratic-republic.  Take away their importance in making these unpopular decisions and voila, the filibuster could disappear too.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.