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If we are ever going to accomplish anything in the way of bringing honesty and/or ethics to our federal courts, we are going to have to change federal judges from being appointed for life, to a condition where the electorate votes them into or out of office. As things stand, our federal judges are allowed lifetime tenure when they serve under conditions of good behavior. However, who determines whether they are serving under good behavior; the answer is the judges themselves make that decision, but from what I've personally seen, these judges do nothing more than protect their position as the final abiter of the legality of things. Unfortunately, the judges I've run into routinely violate their oaths of office with impunity and are never held accountable for their decisions which I suspect are often dependent upon how much they are paid under the table. It's not just the federal judges who are corrupt, I have a documented incident where a Washington State Superior Court judge allowed himself to be approached off the bench because the plaintiff American and Washington Dental Associations promised he would receive a "nomination to be seated on a higher court." And, even though I've brought this to the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice, nothing has ever been done to this judge.
2 years, 10 months ago on Thomas Jefferson on Judicial Tyranny
In reality, there is but one way to try to hold judges accountable, and that is to haul their backsides into court and prosecute them under civil law. That in itself can become a time consuming and difficult task, and I say that from experience. However, when two judges deprived me of my civil/constitutional rights, I started researching the law and wrote the lawsuit myself because none of the attorneys I approached would dare hold judges accountable for their transgressions of the law.
Unfortunately, Mr. Jefferson was correct in his analysis of the judiciary. Today's judiciary has become as corrupt, if not more so, than our legislative bodies. They freely ignore settled case, statutory and/or constitutional law when it suits their numerous benefactors.
One portion of an Act may be unconstitutional, but that does not necessarily mean the entire Act is unconstitutional if it contains a severance clause. For instance, the portion of the various states Dental Practice Act is unconstitutional where it declares that only licensed dentists may provide full and/or partial denture services to the public. That particular portion of the Act is unconstitutional for the simple reason there is no proof that anyone has ever been harmed by a denturist or their occupation of denturitry. Therefore, since there is no proven potential for harm to anyone, denturists, nationwide, have the constitutional authority to practice their craft on whomever wants to contract with them.
3 years ago on Did the Founders expect the Courts to Declare Laws Unconstitutional?
"No legislative act... contrary to the Constituiton, can be valid." Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers Number 78 (1787).
3 years ago on Missouri House Committee Votes to Nullify Obamacare
The federal authorities have become so arragant, putting them in their place has been a long time coming. I just wish we could do something about our corrupt judiciary that apparently believes they are above the law. I had to file a pro se lawsuit 9 times in order to find a judge that will comply with statutory laws. For instance, when a defendant or plaintiff fails to respond to allegations for 20 days or more, the defendant or plaintiff is to be declared guilty as alleged. However, probably due to the amount of money the defendants have been spreading around in my case, none of them have ever responded to the allegations and the judges simply dismiss the case with no findings of facts and/or conclusions of law. I hope this ninth judge will stand by the law and do as he has sworn to do; namely, serve and protect the Constitution.
3 years ago on It's Sheriffs First in Arizona!
The Sheriff's of every county have had the constitutional authority to kick the federal vermon out of his county for eons. However, I am particularly happy to see a Sheriff making certain he has state backing for all of his actions. Up with individual freedom, and down with the megolomaniacs in D.C.