Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Sound Off: Judges Like to Play Legislator

Conservative Goddess Ann Coulter makes some wonderful points in her latest article Supreme Court Opinions Not Private Enough. Coulter uses this week's column to attack judges who legislate from the bench i.e. Roe v. Wade, the ten commandments removal in Alabama, the approval of sodomy, etc.

"Everyone knew the decision in Roe v. Wade was a joke. The decision hinged on the convenient notion of "privacy," which, oddly enough, still fails to protect my right to manufacture methamphetamine, saw off shotgun barrels or euthanize the elderly, privately or otherwise. Even Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has said the decision was wrong." - Ann Coulter

What Coulter describes is an epidemic I believe will lead to another civil war. The American people will eventually be sick of being ruled by pompous idiots in black robes. If we wanted an oligarchy our founding fathers would have written it into the constitution. But alas, our judges pay no attention to the constitution anyway. Why abide by the law when you can judge it and write it (and in some cases execute it)?

If given sufficient power, one would be a fool to abide by morality. -- Glaucon's theory, from The Ring of Gyges

Apparently, our judges would concur.


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