Monday, April 25, 2005

Budding Evangihadists to Eliminate US Judiciary

They might as well just say it: "WE elected Bush; Now WE are in charge, and we're going to punish jurists and courts that we dont like".

I admit that I made that and the post title up. Nobody said exactly that, yet.

But this Seattle Times article quotes folk who say almost as much, and truth be told, well, Tom Delay's statements don't deviate that far from their compass points. But I might as well quote him/the article:
"We set up the courts. We can unset the courts. We have the power of the purse."
Slap me naked if Delay or those hoo-hoo dillies eager to kiss up to Delay's rhetorically inclusive "we" were actually present when said courts were established. I just don't think that they were there. Would somebody please tell me definatively who is the "WE" in that quote?

Does anyone else bristle that a babble of rabblemongers actually aspires to commandeer the courts by claiming the right to regulate and to punish said courts just because somebody claimed he/she had a moral mandate, and then has apparently left the barn door open to the horse-thieves who think they can therefore shoot the moon and influence and intimidate judges?

"We have the power of the purse". Does that mean "they" think judges can be bought and sold according to the direction of political winds? That statement reeks of last-decade, banana republic, third world thinking. Is that the direction "they" would have us turn?.

1 comment:

Kelley Bell said...

Yes!

The political agenda of the religious right scares the beegezus out of me.

They are the thought police!

Big Brother incarnate!

Devils I say! Devils cloaked by the flag of their god.

Shall we smite them?