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.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Opus 2020-126: Election 2024: Platform, Address the Rogue Courts

One of the major problems facing our republic is the judicial system.  At the same time it is one of our great blessings.  How do we fix it without destroying it.

One problem to address is something I have heard called “tort reform”.  Not being a lawyer I don’t know how to deal with this.  It has to do with the abuse of our system through ridiculous lawsuits and outrageous settlements.  It gets to the point where insurance companies pay out large amounts just to avoid going to court.  I am sure there is a creative way to deal with it.

A bigger problem is the rogue judges.  These are people who have certain preconceived notions about how the country should be run.  They cannot win elections or pass anything through legislation so they do it by judicial decree.  At the present time one federal judge can defy the Constitution and throw out just about any law he wants.  It is making a joke of the law.  State judges can often be dealt with by the voters but federal judges have lifetime tenure.  At the present time it is mainly liberal judges who are trying to destroy our republic.  I would concede that historically that might not always be the case but the problem is real. 

Congress set up the courts and has the power to reform the courts.  They need to do so.  The Republican party should go into this election with a clear proposal on how to discipline these black robed tyrants.

We also need to remember the Principle of Unintended Consequences.  We may come up with a solution that we think is good but we forget that the law is a sword that cuts both ways and the guys on the other team are known to cheat.  We need to understand that people with no ethics will eventually control congress and the White House so they can run wild. 

If the judicial system is not fixed it could be the end of the great experiment called the United States.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.