Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Opus 2015-135: Election 2016: Winning Planks, Impeach Some Judges

If you payed attention in school you are familiar with the three branches of government and the concept of checks and balances.  The role of the legislature is to make laws.  The executive is to carry out the direction of congress.  The courts are to decide who is right in a disagreement over the law.  With Marbury vs Madison the courts took on an entire new power called Judicial Review.  This meant that they had the right to decide if the law was constitutional, not just who had the right of the law.  Activist judges of both side of the aisle have often used this decision to make up laws instead of decide who was right in a lawsuit. 

Federal judges are appointed for life.  The idea was to protect them from the whim of congress and presidents and make them independent.  This was supposed to make it possible for them to give justice without fear of losing their jobs.

Many judges are abusing this protection and using their position to advance their political and personal agendas.  It is time to instil a bit of fear.  It is called impeachment.

Impeachment applies to more than the president.  It also applies to federal judges.  It is the only way they can be removed from office.  I would suggest that a strong platform would be to begin the discussion of why and when judges could be removed and possibly have their decisions vacated.  It is not a move that should be rushed into.  It is a procedure that needs to be addressed.

Elections matter.  Irreversible appointments matter.

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