NEW: WIP … Work In Progress
“The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition.” Judge Edith Jones, 5th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals; to the Federalist Society of Harvard Law School on February 28, 2003.
Our judicial system does not operate in a vacuum. We are burdened by a political system that has outgrown its functionality and has become the modern day version of the venal and oppressive tyrant from which we separated nearly 240 years ago.
This page attempts to bring some sanity into our understanding of “What Works”? and “What Doesn’t Work”? and how these forces impact the official activities of government versus the “abuse of power” as unlawfully distributed from Washington, D.C. and state capitols.
George Washington stated in his Farewell Address, September 17, 1796:
“And of fatal tendency . . . to put, in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party – often a small but artful and enterprising minority . . . They are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People and to usurp for themselves the reins of Government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
“It will be an evil day for American Liberty if the theory of a government outside supreme law finds lodgment in our constitutional jurisprudence. No higher duty rests upon this Court than to exert its full authority to prevent all violations of the principles of the Constitution.” Mr. Justice Brown [Downs v. Bidwell, 182 U.S. 244 (1901)]
The principles of constitutional jurisprudence have been abandoned by our courts, both federal and state, which no longer exercise their authority to prevent all violations of the principles of the Constitution. In Truth, the courts are the perpetrators of crimes against the Constitution, fulfilling the prognostication and warnings of Thomas Jefferson.
“The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body, working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1821
Jefferson wrote these words nearly 200 years ago. They have become a prophecy which is now fulfilled in courts across the country, federal, state and local.
In 1787, these United States ratified the U.S. Constitution, an instrument that codifies and memorializes the rights of man as first published in the Declaration of Independence. This nation announced to the international community that the U.S. Constitution shall be the organic law under which the United States shall be governed and how it shall deal with that international community.
Today, our Nation is confronted by a government that has become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we declared our independence.
Develop argument under 4th qtr. 2015 political environment …
San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Trump demand for a “pause” in all Muslim immigration. (60 months?)
Trump is CORRECT! and does Not violate the Constitution.