A Lesson from Samuel Chase

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U.S. Supreme Court

The obvious tyranny exhibited by the Judiciary indicates it is now  time to call for impeachment of  a vast majority of sitting Judges.  In addition, reforming and retooling the judiciary will require that we  remove the lifetime appointment for all judiciary positions that have them,  including the Supreme Court.  Impeachment of judges is not without precedent.

Dismissing clearly constitutional cases based on judicial inventions dubious cover known as ‘the political question‘, ‘standing’, and ‘jurisdiction’, the judiciary has denied the rights of the people to question the constitutionality of actions of their servant government.  Larry Pratt observes:

There is an open secret that an oath to uphold the Constitution does not mean upholding the non-smudge letters stored at the National Archives. Rather, the oath that judges (and all other politicians) take means, they think, upholding whatever they say the Constitution means.

This philosophy has been taught in our law schools for decades, and has been a threat to our republic since its inception. Congress first exercised its authority to impeach a sitting Supreme Court Justice in 1804, Samuel Chase.

“There was certainly evidence of…improper behavior”

Samuel Chase

It was Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase who, upon giving unconstitutional and improper instructions to a jury based on political opinion, was charged with eight (8) articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives.  He was acquitted of all charges in the Senate.

There is much analysis of the Chase impeachment from the political intrigue surrounding his policy differences with Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States from 1801-1809.  There is much speculation that Jefferson quietly initiated impeachment, but the articles of impeachment contain many references to inappropriate behavior over a long period of time acting as a Supreme Court justice.  Chase’s acquittal at the hands of the Senate is linked to Jefferson’s policies.

Beyond the evidence that Chase used his position to ensure convictions of certain political opponents, his key constitutional infraction was to deny a Grand Jury the right to see evidence in a case, and to assert his superior right to judge the law by disregarding the Grand Jury’s refusal to return an indictment.  These actions and instructions to the Grand Jury run counter to the Seventh Amendment, and contrary to the design of the judiciary which was to refrain from the political sphere.

Here is the standard for impeaching judges: adherence to the constitution.  Samuel Chase was our first example of high court impeachment.

We the People v. the United States

Fast forward two hundred years.  Generations of lawyers and politicians have been trained in the concepts of an all-powerful theory of judicial review on steroids.  I say on steroids because this doctrine apparently also includes the right of  the judiciary to ignore the things it should be reviewing!?!

No more chilling example of judicial tyranny exists today than the refusal of the judiciary and all branches of government to hear the merits of the eligibility cases against Obama.  Obama has not once had to respond to 100 legal challenges, and the compliance of 100 judges in dismissing these cases is grounds for massive impeachment.

But this is certainly symptomatic of something much deeper, and that is the twisting of the relationship between the people and the government. When the government is allowed to, it takes  extraordinary and extra-constitutional measures to reduce individual liberty and exert government, and in this case, judicial control.

One final test will occur soon, and that is the We the People v. the United States case, where WTP requested that the U.S. District  Court of Appeals determine whether the federal government had to respond to lawful petitions for redress of grievances for violation of several portions of the Constitution.  These rights are guaranteed under the First Amendment.

The Courts have flatly stated that the government does not have to respond to the people’s petitions.  And recently, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari  on this issue–without comment.  A motion for reconsideration of this decision has been filed.

In my view, all the Supreme Court justices that sided against the people should be impeached for denying the people’s First Amendment right to petition, and for shielding the unconstitutional behavior of the legislative and executive branches.

Is it loud and clear?  The Supreme Court says the government doesn’t have to respond to the people’s lawful petitions for redress of Constitutional violations.

Even Newt Gingrich is speaking out.

…Enter the Articles of Freedom….

10 Responses to “A Lesson from Samuel Chase”

  1. 1 Quantum Leap December 17, 2009 at 1:05 am

    This is heavy stuff. It’s getting serious now. Who’d have predicted we’d come to this? One clue. Hillary voters knew.

    No way obowma has an approval rating beyond 25%. There is just no way. It’s all a pack of lies. The despicable little pr8ck goes on TV and tells the viewing audience it’s so good that fewer jobs were lost last month while people are suffering in dire poverty. And there aren’t many jobs to lose anymore. He blabs on how it’s not his fault while his voters have lost the hope for change he promised that he could deliver in his first year.

    Despite an official unemployment rate of 27 percent, the real jobs problem in Detroit may be affecting half of the working-age population, thousands of whom either can’t find a job or are working fewer hours than they want.

    Using a broader definition of unemployment, as much as 45 percent of the labor force has been affected by the downturn.

    And that doesn’t include those who gave up the job search more than a year ago, a number that could exceed 100,000 potential workers alone

    May oprah fade into the sunset and die a lonely death for endorsing this know nothing, dangerous and self centered bag of wind that she foisted on the American people. She got her riches on earth so there will be none for her in the after life. They’ll march her big butt right over to the gates of endless purgatory. We are all fed up. Empty most all of congress and this marxist administration and start over. And by all means put CHRIST back into CHRISTmas. Totally fed up. We are like the classic abused woman on this endless roller coaster of emotions because of this unwanted and unrecognizable administration.
    He’s running around on TV saying he does what he does for “the American people”. I’m so sick of the lies. Can we have someone else now as president. We gave him a chance and it’s not worked out. Can someone issue him his pink slip now? That would be a great gift for him and America this Christmas. Oh God hear my prayer.

    Oh and if anyone is interested, NPR has been reporting all day of the protests of the copenhagen treaty. Violence in the streets all day. Total disruption of the meetings. I never listen the the program but had it on at work just on a fluke. Thank you God for “twarting” this awful agenda. Keep it up.

    • 2 Delle December 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

      I just heard that Copenhagen is in a stand still because of a blizzard and freezing temperatures. There is no longer even any transportation because of the weather.

      This, while these airheads are discussing global warming.

      Maybe God is watching after all.

  2. 3 alforhill50 December 17, 2009 at 7:39 am

    We gave him a chance and it’s not worked out. Can someone issue him his pink slip now?

    QL, I beg to differ here. I did not vote for this POS fraud and I refuse to take any of the blame for what he is doing to our country and us. All the sheeple who followed him around like he had passed a good one and couldn’t resist following him like blind mice with a real piece of ranchy cheese and the stupid Republicans who crossed over to get even with McCain and GWB or who just stayed home while Dems like me held my nose and voted for McCain because of the Hillary deal, own this baby for their very own. Merry Christmas to them. It is just too bad that people like us like when I was a kid and mama could not find the guilty one “who did it” got punished along with the guilty one because they would not fess up. Just my way of thinking.

  3. 4 No-nonsense-nancy December 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I hope all of those stupid idiots who voted for him have a real nice Christmas because this may be the last one they get to celebrate. We do need to get him out of there pronto. Of course, I’ve been saying that for months.

    I’m glad the people are protesting in Copenhagen thought when it started if I had the money I would go over there and protest in the streets. I’ll look for word of it. Where did you see that, QL?

  4. 5 d2i December 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I’ve re watched the Newt video a couple of times now, and damn if I’m not convinced that he’s testing “impeachment” and he was not referring to the judiciary. Yes, the context is judicial BUT his lead up to the word “impeachment” I believe is referring to another individual entirely.

    Following his declaration, watch his eyes. The wink is simply saying aha or a hello, but it’s not the wink it’s the eye contact he was purposely making with someone in the front row. That eye contact was serious and spoke volumes IMHO. If he could have said what he was thinking I’d bet it was something like “see, they are with you the people are with you” whoever “you” may have been.

    He ends his talk by challenging people to be and remain engaged in protecting our republic. So my take is this, the “impeachment” word was thrown out there by a recognized leader of the Republican Party to test the audience response and he got the response he was anticipating. Whoever the individual was he was looking at had to have been someone with whom needed a bit of convincing. Keep an eye out for more leaders to speak up and test the word.

    For me, this is a clear sign movement behind the scene is occurring. We just don’t know about it yet…

    • 6 drkate December 17, 2009 at 1:18 pm

      Nice catch, d2i. I did the same thing and watched it a couple of times too, and agree, he is testing the word, and also zeroing on on key officials, like Holder….this is a way to start introducing the concept of impeachment for ‘lower-high officials’…which is possible, which then gets at the person who appointed them.

      Also of note is that he said that we need to recruit for 515,000 officials across both parties…and that sounds like replacement to me, not reform. I like his ending as well, needing to ‘isolate and crush’ the left ‘madness’. Thumbs up.

    • 7 Katie December 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

      Bingo! I had the same reaction.

      Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the words ‘treason’ and ‘impeach’ being used more in the last 10 days than in the last 10 years??

      Somebody had to fire the first shot over the bow, and test the waters.

      For now, we can all help by spreading that video like our republic depends on it.

  5. 8 maggie passaro December 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ever so sincere and direct.When a truth is spoken it’s so easy to comprehend each and every word, there’s precise meaning, and nothing left to a persons own imagination.No second guessing ,and even though he might have thrown a “test” phrase out to see if a reaction was favorable…smart man..we are dealing with deep rooted evil and corruption. Since we the people , didn’t cut and run at the first drop of a derogatory statement of us and our “tea party” quest for a solid foundation to rebuild America and re-enforce the full scope of the constitution…some of the less courageous ae starting to feel like maybe they should ‘cowboy up-” and join this constitutional standing of all Americans.
    I just got chills of motivation when the audiencewas cheering and clapping after the first statement of impeaching judges, and he’s right in that you set an example and make progress and statement to the masses of corrupt officials and public servants, that not just yes we can, but oh we did…indeed get rid of a whole circut courts judges…watch the rest of them start following the real procedures for justice in this country according to the peoples court and citizens grand jurys, which are both rooted in our constitution.
    I can hard;ly wait to see how each advancement we are making, affects the criminals in Gov.

    • 9 drkate December 18, 2009 at 6:27 am

      Very well said, and I agree. Thanks for your comments, and I can hardly wait, too! Yahoo, the revolution is here!

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