Wanted: Judge With Empathy
Posted by Max Barron on May 20, 2009
Married black President seeking politically correct Justice with empathy for the downtrodden and innate hatred for the successful. Willing to rewrite Constitution and legislate from the bench. Also likes long walks on the beach.
If Barack Obama took out a “Wanted ad” in the classifieds for Supreme Court nominee, that’s what it would look like. Or so it would seem because every potential nominee on the various “short lists” appear to be the kind of kooks that come along with personal ads.
As of Tuesday May 20th the President has been interviewing possible picks for the nomination.
President Barack Obama began interviewing potential Supreme Court candidates Tuesday, while a senior White House official defended the president’s stated preference for a nominee who will give the powerless “a fair shake.”
As discussed previously, “a fair shake” is not only a minimal qualification for Obama it is also the crux of a larger problem. Judicial activism. Obama wants a judge that uses their personal empathy when interpreting law. The trouble is – law doesn’t use empathy… if it did then it wouldn’t be law. Laws are rules to be obided by all who are under them and upheld by those appointed to the courts. Laws aren’t to be re-written or re-interpreted by the courts. The U.S. Congress does that. It is for Congress to write laws, the President to sign them, and the Judiciary to uphold them. If a judge seeks to follow their heart and not the letter of the law when deciding cases, then in essence a lawless society is created. One that is governed not by reason and law, but a soft tyranny that is governed by platitudes and emotions. There is no justification for this sort activism… and no excusing the support for it. But that doesn’t stop our Oligarch-in-Chief’s Minister of Propaganda from trying to.
“Fidelity to the Constitution is paramount, but as with any document that was written no matter how brilliantly centuries ago, it couldn’t possibly have anticipated all the questions that would be asked in the 21st century,” Mr. Axelrod said.
The duplicitous nature of Axelrod’s statement should be readily apparent to any reasonable and learned individual. He states with certainty what is the general consensus amongst the statist left. That the Constitution is a living document to be changed at their whim. And that it is also an old, out-of-touch and outdated document in need of revision. This is simply not the case. The Constitution is not living and breathing. It is a limiting charter written in stone, 10 Commandments style. Doubtlessly, the statists would love to see a “The 10 Commandments” style breaking of the tablet – with a judge in place of Charlton Heston, less melodrama and of course, they’ll keep the Golden Calf. It just wouldn’t be right to throw stone tablets at “The One.”
Colorful imagery aside, if Obama manages to push his empathetic nominee through the Senate Confirmation hearings, much less one or two more later, a breaking of the tablets is precisely what will happen. It is readily apparent that judicial legislation, soft tyranny and social justice are the intent – given that Obama believes that difficult cases should be decided “on the basis of one’s deepest values, one’s core concerns, one’s broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of one’s empathy.” We can look forward to class warfare being not just the rule of Democrat politics, but also the rule of law.
Non-vicitim groups, gird your loins!