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”
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….