Justices should not act as rubber stamps for the leftPublished 7:54pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The United States Supreme Court once again last week proved itself incapable of issuing a clear concise unanimous vote on any issue.
It is almost always a 5 – 4 decision along ideological lines of the party that appointed them to their position. Supreme Court Justices are supposed to be above reproach and independent of political ties. They are suppose to rule based on the law as it was written in view of the original intent.
What we have now is a bunch of justices voting as to what they would like to see it mean.
How can the general public have any confidence in their decisions when they never unanimously agree on any issue? Quite disturbing.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, said it this way: “Temporary delusions, prejudices, excitements, and objects have irresistible influence in mere questions of policy.
And the policy of one age may ill suit the wishes or the policy of another.
The constitution is not subject to such fluctuations. It is to have a fixed, uniform, permanent construction.
It should be, so far at least as human infirmity will allow, not dependent upon the passions or parties of particular times, but the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever.”
My, how far we have strayed from how things should be and into the realm of what the liberals desire us to be. Chief Justice John Roberts has become the swing vote on the high court.
He flip flops from side to side like a mackerel out of water. It is impossible to tell how he will come down on any issue. It was Roberts who insured us this train wreck called ObamaCare by changing the wording from penalty to a tax for non-compliance.
With the defection of Roberts, the court has become a rubber stamp for the liberal left.
Thomas Jefferson explained in a letter to Monsieur A. Corey, 1823, of the danger in how the court was set up with lifetime appointments. He said: “At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government.
Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.”
My sentiments exactly Mr. Jefferson, and just look at where we are today.
Justices should be independent, nonpolitical thinkers with age limits placed on service before senility sets in.