An Australian friend asked me to explain a recent posting on a popular web-based social networking site. I had said,
"I would prefer that politicians stop screwing around with the US Constitution and simply follow it. Corrupt politicians and activist judges with their penumbras and emanations are the problem. If they can't simply do their jobs, they should be FIRED!!!!"
I explained further that it's, "'...Hard to believe - US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas actually inserted an astronomical phenomona (penumbras) and a scientific term for gases resulting from radiological decay (emanation) into a 1965 SCOTUS opinion (Griswold v. Connecticut) to find a new and federally protected "right" to privacy. Douglas wrote that, “specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance.” His flight of judicial fantasy was later used to justify the newly found and federally protected "right" to abortion on demand in1973's SCOTUS ruling in Roe v. Wade and a whole raft of prurient and repugnant laws. Now, on the left and right, hypoliticrites are mouthing about "modifying" the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution as it relates to so-called "birthright citizenship", in the context of so-called "anchor babies" born in the US to illegal aliens.'"
Hypoliticrites are only interested in demagoging hot-button issues for partisan gain and personal self-interest. As a people group they are predisposed to believe the opposite of most everything that's actually true. Chafing under the constraints imposed on them by the 4,400 words of the United States Constitution, hypoliticrites spawn monstrosities like the 363,000 word Obamacare bill and the over 42,000,000 word United States Code. Their analogues in the judiciary, the judge-activists aren't even satisified with all that. Since Griswold and Roe, they have continually searched out penumbras and emanations, even from international law, which in the balanced minds of thinking people have no relevance to our Constitution or even our experiences as Americans.
James Taranto writes in the Wall Street Journal's Best of the Web for August 13, 2010 that due to possible appellate shenanigans surrounding judge-activist Vaughn Walker's ruling against California's ban on gay marriage, gay marriage could end up being settled federal law - only in California. Will judge-activist Walker mandate legislation to insure fair and equitable gay divorce? State certification for specialized gay-marriage counselors? Specific gay-marriage spousal abuse and domestic violence prevention programs? Or will he simply order all this from the bench? All this, because 7 million California voters said no, their state should not sanction gay marriage.
Among hypoliticrites and judge-activists, it is a foregone conclusion that We the People are so morally and intellectually bereft that whatever innate common sense we possess must be necessarily be eclipsed by the penumbras and emanations from their tortured and perfidiously profane imaginations. Both the left and the right need to pay close attention, especially now. I can speak with authority only for myself, but believe this sentiment to by fairly wide-spread.
There is a strong sense that the electorate has had its full measure of lying and self-interested hypoliticrites, and self-important judge-activists. Were I them, I would be very concerned about disregard for the Constitution, and even more concerned over our reaction to, "a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Heed the the 4400 words... or else....
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and the cause of liberty demands that we resist these hypoliticrites and judge-activists, for the sake of our nation and our posterity.