Tuesday, April 05, 2005


In the last few days it seems that the Republicans have gone bug-house nuts in their attacks on the judicial branch of government.

From Senator John Cornyn:
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.
(C-SPAN Video, Transcript)

So in the Senate, the Republicans have a member of the Judiciary Committee who appears to be suggesting that recent incidents of murderous crimes against judges can be attributed to -- a lack of judicial accountablity?

Well, let's hope there is clearer thinking over in the House...

From Tom DeLay:
We have unaccountable, out of control judiciary. We are after them. *** The Constitution gives us (Congress) the responsibility to create courts. If we can create them, we can uncreate them.
(Fort Bend/Southwest Sun)

That is such an inelegant word -- but what is the antonym for create?
Oh, that's right -- destroy.

The Republican House Majority Leader is threatening to destroy the judicial branch of the United States of America.

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