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...we do have an election coming up. When our legal system fails ... | 101 comments | Create New Account
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...we do have an election coming up. When our legal system fails ...
Authored by: PJ on Sunday, November 04 2012 @ 11:00 PM EST
Anything that removes politics even one step away
from the process is to the good.

Seriously to the good.

Judges are the ones who must make unpopular
decisions sometimes, because mobs don't care
about the Constitution. Judges do care, and
so sometimes they have to rule against mob
feeling, and if the system then punishes the
judge for doing what the judge is supposed to
do, as in getting voted out of office by the
mob, then two things happen: good people stop
wanting to be judges and the ones you have
stop ruling in accord with the Constitution,
because they know they'll get voted out, plus
to run they have to take money.

So get the money and the politics out of the
picture, and for sure you are better off.

I'd also note that one of the candidates for
office is a man whose rulings were found
unConstitutional, and he still defends what
he did. So if you know that judges are the
last bulwark in defending the Constitution, that
it's their job description, and you have a guy
running who cares about his personal beliefs more
than he does the Constitution, then you have
a problem. He might be a nice guy, might have
high personal principles, be a man of deep faith,
etc. But if he ignores the Constitution or violates
it, he isn't qualified to be a judge.

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