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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Talk about run amok...

Be sure to read this article in the WaPo.

The american taliban wants remedy for "judicial tyrrany", including the suggestion that the likes of Justice Kennedy, a Reagan appointee to the Supremes, be impeached.
Conservative leaders meeting in Washington yesterday for a discussion of "Remedies to Judicial Tyranny" decided that Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, should be impeached, or worse.

Next, Michael P. Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, said Kennedy "should be the poster boy for impeachment" for citing international norms in his opinions. "If our congressmen and senators do not have the courage to impeach and remove from office Justice Kennedy, they ought to be impeached as well."

Ominously, Vieira continued by saying his "bottom line" for dealing with the Supreme Court comes from Joseph Stalin. "He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: 'no man, no problem,' " Vieira said.

The full Stalin quote, for those who don't recognize it, is "Death solves all problems: no man, no problem." Presumably, Vieira had in mind something less extreme than Stalin did and was not actually advocating violence. But then, these are scary times for the judiciary. An anti-judge furor may help confirm President Bush's judicial nominees, but it also has the potential to turn ugly.
Reading the article, you can easily visualize the foam frothing from the mouths of these rabid wingnuts.

Be very afraid. These people are deadly serious. However, what's worse is that the really unbalanced among us may be taking these rantings as a call to action. If I were a judge, I'd be out purchasing a kevlar vest and one of those armor kits for my Humvee that the Pentagon has been holding out on our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan right about now.


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