CONGRESSIONAL POWER OVER COURTS? Article 3, Secto…

CONGRESSIONAL POWER OVER COURTS?

Article 3, Secton 2, of the U.S. Constitution, includes a very dangerous provision:

In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

What’s to stop Congress from including a clause in every act, exempting it from Judicial Review? In fact, Congress has done this numerous times throughout the history of the Republic, sometimes for “good,” sometimes not. I consider this dangerous because Judicial Review aims to prevent Congress (and the Executive) from exceeding their Constitutional powers. Judicial Review is preferable to the means envisioned by the Framers for keeping Federal “departments” from exceeding their powers: the State Militias – in other words, Civil War! (This casts the 2nd Amendment in a new light!)

Is there no recourse from “activist judges” and “judicial supremacists”? Of course there is: Constitutional Amendment. Ideally, their rulings are based on the Constitution (or Common Law). If you amend the Constitution, their rulings must change. Some of the things conservatives seek to uphold, such as the flag, (conservative evangelical Protestant) prayer in taxpayer-funded public schools, taxpayer-funded displays of the Ten Commandments and Nativity of Christ creches, and heterosexual-limited marriage, they say are of such popularity, that they should have no difficulty in amending the Constitution in their favor, no? In such cases mere Congressional majoritarian “court-stripping” is cowardly, and does an end-run around the Constitution.

In reality, this portion of the original Constituion should be repealed by Amendment, because the potential (and historical reality) for abuse is too great.

I USED TO THINK PETER KING WAS ONE OF THE FEW REAS…

I USED TO THINK PETER KING WAS ONE OF THE FEW REASONABLE REPUBLICANS ANYMORE

But lately he has just gone off-the-wall.

If anybody’s a traitor [Ann Coulter – she of the Adam’s apple – has made the accusation fashionable], it’s BushCo, for betraying the law so many times I’ve lost count, including these last two times! We still shoot traitors, don’t we? (Not that I favor the death penalty.)

Must be an election year.

IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY SIMULTANEOUSLY…AND DEFEAT KING!

TORTURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL! How come this is nev…

TORTURE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

How come this is never brought up?!!

LOCK YOUR DOORS: GOP SUPREME COURT FLOUTS CONSTITU…

LOCK YOUR DOORS: GOP SUPREME COURT FLOUTS CONSTITUTION AGAIN

Now illegally-obtained evidence can be used against you. So much for Scalia’s “originalism”!

Unjust judges! How long will the Lord tolerate you!

CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BETTER, CHEAPER And th…

CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BETTER, CHEAPER

And the rumoured(!) waiting-times are insignificant. So says this survey.

PROPOSED: ABOLISH THE SECRET BALLOT! Lynn Landes’…

PROPOSED: ABOLISH THE SECRET BALLOT!

Lynn Landes’ radically low-tech back-to-the-future way to stop election-theft:

The only way to stop vote fraud is to voter-certify (signed) ballots….”

30,000 BLACK SLAVES FOUGHT AGAINST THE AMERICAN RE…

30,000 BLACK SLAVES FOUGHT AGAINST THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THEIR FREEDOM

Read all about them here.

LABOR RADIO NEWS daily headlines from Workers Ind…

LABOR RADIO NEWS

daily headlines from Workers Independent News online and on-the-air.

TREASON Corporations used to be proud to pay thei…

TREASON

Corporations used to be proud to pay their fair share, carry their weight, but no more. (PDF)

MORE ON THE 18 FAMILIES AND THE ESTATE TAX is her…

MORE ON THE 18 FAMILIES AND THE ESTATE TAX

is here.

18 FAMILIES RULE AMERICA? That’s the impression y…

18 FAMILIES RULE AMERICA?

That’s the impression you get.

ANN COULTER IS GODLESS ‘Nuff said.

ANN COULTER IS GODLESS

‘Nuff said.

SUICIDE AS WAR The general who said the Gitmo POW…

SUICIDE AS WAR

The general who said the Gitmo POWs who killed themselves did so as an act of war is completely inhuman. He should be replaced. Of course, he won’t be.

WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY? Join a union!

WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY?

Join a union!

IN ALL FAIRNESS TO THE CROWN… As Wikipedia says…

IN ALL FAIRNESS TO THE CROWN…

As Wikipedia says (emphasis added),

Typically, these companies were formed from the sixteenth century onwards by groups of European investors to underwrite and profit from the exploration of Africa, India, the Caribbean and North America, usually under the patronage of one state, which issued the company’s charter. This enabled states to use private resources for exploration and trade beyond the means of the limited resources of the treasury, which is a liberal form of indirect rule….
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(Colonists’ problem being that the companies weren’t formed for their benefit, but that of the nation as a whole!)

MORE ON "CORPORATE RULE" by Jay Hanson et al. (A…

MORE ON “CORPORATE RULE”

by Jay Hanson et al. (Although they perpetuate the error that the Santa Clara case made corporations persons…)

HOW CORPORATIONS RULE US Beware "corporate person…

FOR MORE ON CORPORATE "PERSONHOOD" …see here. …

FOR MORE ON CORPORATE “PERSONHOOD”

…see here. Not only that page, but the whole site.

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PERSONS See Jim Hightower’s …

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PERSONS

See Jim Hightower’s historic article here.

WAG THE DOG??? Is it really Zarqawi? Or just a w…

WAG THE DOG???

Is it really Zarqawi? Or just a way to boost Bush’s historically-low poll numbers? Inquiring minds wanna know!

TELL CONGRESS TO IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY Here’s h…

TELL CONGRESS TO IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY

Here’s how.

WHO CAN GET HIV/AIDS I just heard a conservative …

WHO CAN GET HIV/AIDS

I just heard a conservative talkshow host (that’s redundant, I know…) who is misinformed about AIDS and Straights, and felt I needed to say something from an informed position.

The AIDS virus doesn’t care what your orientation is, any more than the cold virus does. No matter who you are or how you identify, you can get HIV by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV, no matter who they are or how they identify. No matter who you are, you can get HIV by sharing needles with someone who has HIV, no matter who they are or how they got it, or how they identify. And no matter who you are, you can get HIV by being intimately exposed to about a dozen other internal bodily fluids (in addition to semen, blood, vaginal secretions) of someone who has HIV, no matter who they are or how they got it, or how they identify.

But not saliva.

In fact the fastest-growing HIV-positive population is Straight women.

‘Nuff said.

PRINCE CARES FOR THE NEEDY Those who don’t, call …

PRINCE CARES FOR THE NEEDY

Those who don’t, call him a “nuisance.” He’s more in touch than W.

GIVE THIS MAN THE ORDER OF CANADA! "Canadian who …

ROLLING STONE DISCOVERS 2004 VOTE FRAUD Not much …

ROLLING STONE DISCOVERS 2004 VOTE FRAUD

Not much new to readers of this blog, however…

Republican nationwide ballot-box-stuffing, high-and low-tech…

Ohio special prosecutor presses charges regarding illegally-suppressed recount…

Triad chief admits to helping avoid recounts…

CONSTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION From…

CONSTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

From a Chinese immigrant to Canada.

"FREE TRADE" AND OUTSOURCING WILL KILL AMERICA So…

“FREE TRADE” AND OUTSOURCING WILL KILL AMERICA

Sorry, it’s another PDF, but excellent!

"FREE TRADE" CAUSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION See here …

“FREE TRADE” CAUSES ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

See here (PDF…sorry!) and act here.