Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Sympathy for the Devil

Terrorism: "the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons."

Sen. Cornyn: "It causes a lot of people, including me, great distress to see judges use the authority that they have been given to make raw political or ideological decisions. [Sometimes] the Supreme Court has taken on this role as a policymaker rather than an enforcer of political decisions made by elected representatives of the people....I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence." [Senate Floor, 4/4/05]

There you have it--what causes this United States Senator "great distress" isn't the grisly spectre of judges' corpses in a pool of blood--nope, what's distressing is the entirely legal spectre of judges ruling laws unconstitutional, and applying the law correctly to specific cases Schaivo . We've got a Senator suggesting on the floor of the Senate that when judges exercise the appropriate powers of their office in a lawful manner, their lives and the lives of their families may be forefit.

Tell me, what do you call a guy who supports his political agenda by making excuses for criminally murderous thugs and suggesting death at their hands is the consequence of opposing his policies?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you call that person? Reprehensible. Immoral. A member of the majority party in the United States Senate.
- ASN

10:33 AM

 

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