This CONSERVATIVE ALERT is a special message from the Judeo-Christian Coucil:
High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Activist Judges Need to be Removed NOW!
With all the shouting and hand wringing by liberals like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, you’d think that the recent appointment of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court would lead to Americans having all of their Constitutional rights stripped away. The fact is, liberals have been subverting the Constitution by loading the federal courts with liberal ideologues for years.
These activist judges have "found" justification in the Constitution for their leftist agenda; an agenda that could not be put in place through the normal legislative process. So pervasive have these "legislate from the bench" judges become that it is increasingly apparent to right thinking Americans that the time to end judicial activism is now!
An American Bar Association poll found that by a margin of nearly two to one, the American people understand that judicial activism has reached a crisis stage. This large majority of Americans believe our courts are now out of control.
The Judeo-Christian Council exists to stop judicial activism by: (1) educating public servants and citizens about the problem and its solutions, (2) ensuring that only constitutional judges are appointed, and (3) enforcing the system of judicial accountability that prevents judges from legislating from the bench. But this is a task we cannot do alone. We must have the help of people like you who are willing to ensure that judges who overstep their authority are removed from the bench.
The Constitutional system of "checks and balances" requires your active participation. Congress won’t take the necessary steps to begin impeachment proceedings without hearing from you. Identified here are some of the most outrageous justices and their unbelievable rulings:
Judge Joseph Batallion (U.S. District of Nebraska) was the first federal judge to strike down a state marriage amendment.
Judge John E. Jones, III (U.S. District of Pennsylvania) ruled that presenting schoolchildren with Creationism alongside evolution for balance violated the First Amendment.
Judge Lawrence K. Karlton (U.S. District of California) ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because it contained the phrase "under God."
Judge Stephen Reinhardt (U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals) held that parents’ rights do not extend beyond the school house door and that a public school can convey to students "whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise."
It is hard to believe that balancing the teaching of evolution with a presentation of Creationism is a violation of the First Amendment. Moreover, it is shocking that public schools, spending YOUR money, have been determined by Judge Reinhardt to know better what information should be provided to children than their own parents, "sexual or otherwise."
Unelected justices have overstepped the Constitution in so many instances, that common sense and legal rulings all too often have NOTHING in common. Worse, once a ruling is handed down and "precedent" is set, the legal ruling is treated as law. This is how, in spite of a clear proclamation in our Declaration of Independence that all are "entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," the Supreme Court found a "right to abortion" in the Constitution, where none exists.
The Judeo-Christian Council is taking action and is pursuing the impeachment of these activist justices. This isn’t a new idea, but is a remedy that was put in place by the Constitutional founding fathers and has been used throughout Americaís history. Of the sixteen impeachments in American history, twelve were of federal judges. In the late 1980s alone, there were three impeachments of federal judges.
The first impeachment of a federal judge for judicial activism took place in 1803. However, in that day they did not call it "judicial activism," but more appropriately described the judicial conduct as "contrary to his trust and duty as judge" and "in violation of the laws of the United States."
When judges legislate from the bench, they subvert the first and foremost principle in our entire constitution: the vesting of all legislative power in the elected representatives of the people. Scholars agree that the abuse of "subverting the constitution" amounts to a "high Crime and Misdemeanor" which is clearly an impeachable offense.
With the appointment by George W. Bush of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, it is clear that the tide is turning. But while these judges will hopefully move the Supreme Court away from activism, we can’t wait for the most flagrant offenders of our liberty like the four listed above to retire. Bringing accountability to our federal judges is the key to ensuring that the will of the people is carried out by this government "of the people, by the people and for the people."
Please help us remove these activist judges and return the judiciary to its intended and noble role of deciding cases according to law, not re-writing the law from the bench.
Only by eliminating the ability of the judicial branch to pervert the law through judicial proclamation, can we assure continued equality for all.