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IF THERE BE TROUBLE, LET IT BE IN MY DAY, THAT MY CHILD MAY HAVE PEACE..Thomas Paine, "The Crisis" 1776, ("The Undefeated").

No more USSA. Bring Back the USA!

Posted by devildog6771 on May 28, 2012


Each war is different, each war is the same

Each war is different, each war is the same (Photo credit: kevin dooley)

I have been trying hard to decide how to best pay tribute to all our troops, past and present who have served one nation. I joined the USMC a week after graduating from High School. It was my life long dream. I can’t really say when that dream began to grow inside me . It was just there one day and I worked hard to achieve it. You hear a lot all the time about the “boomers” and the “greatest generation!” I remember as a child “the War” was always talked about in this respectful and fearful voice. Sometimes I felt like “the war” was still going on somewhere and I suppose it was in many people’s minds either as PTSD, remembering the bread and food lines or working in the factories to build the planes and everything else needed for our “boys!” To this day my mother has to go to the store if the front row in her cabinet is empty or not full all the way across. I heard her tell her cousin recently, “she was the same way, whatever that meant, she remembered the rationing and all and she felt compelled top keep her cabinets completely full.”

When usually had a garden when I was a preteen. We grew almost all our vegetables and some fruit. Mom canned many things, made jams, jellies, preserves, etc. It was all delicious. IT also cut back the grocery bill for a family of eight considerably.It seemed to me everyone we knew had a garden. We also had Bantam chickens for eggs and for food. You haven’t seen anything until you see a Bantam hen defending her baby chicks or have been chases by a Banty rooster. They can be quite ferocious.

At our house we all knew not to ask Dad too many personal questions about the war. When John Wayne, Henry Fonda , or any one of those other great stars came on TV in a war movie, my dad always watched them almost reverently! We all knew we better be quiet and watch the movie too. He also loved that show, “Combat” that came on every week until the star got killed by a chopper because he forgot to duck during taping of an episode. Vic Marrow was a good actor. Dad always said real heros never talked about their medals and the war. So when I came home from school one day and told him about this kid at school talking about his dad’s medals, dad just said, that famous line, “heroes don’t talk about their medals. After my Dad died mom found Dad’s medals. She didn’t even know he had them. He never told her about them.

When I joined the USMC all my dad said was it was no game. The military owned me for the duration of my enlistment. No talking back or discussion, just do as you’re told. He was right! I wasn’t an outstanding Marine. I did my job. I tried to do it well. I had a great deal of pride in the Corps. My three brothers were in the Army at Ft. Bragg. One of my sister also joined the Corps and served at Quantico with me. When we all came home at the same time, it was a constant loud discussion over which was best, the Corps or the Army. We drove my Mom nuts. Naturally, my Dad got into the fray at times. I think all these boisterous encounters had a lot to do with my nephew Mike going into the Navy after the Twin Towers were bombed. One brother was an MP and later a local Deputy Sheriff. This started a law enforcement trend in the family. First with Mike and later, my own daughter.

We are not a rich family. I’d have to say we are middle class. We have some very bright people and some not so bright. I’ll leave this at that. We’re not special. I think the service side of us all comes from my mom and dad teaching us values, ethics, morals. We were taught, you work for everything. If you don’t earn it you don’t usually respect something. We were taught to respect adults and our elders, manners were insisted upon. Don’t lie, steal, oe cheat. No one can take away one’s dignity or self-respect; but, one could give them away by one’s misdeeds. We were taught about God. To respect those teachings in the Bible. We were taught about the freedoms we have here in America and to be grateful for them and protect them. If I hadn’t been taught these values as a child, I might not have taught them to my own kids. Any more it seems that the way I was brought up is gone for good. Many parents don’t tech kids anything but about alcohol, drugs, & what is “owed to one” from the guvment!!

Flying the Flag, parades and speeches are nice tributes to our troops now and the memories of the sacrifices of the fallen. But a greater tribute would be not to fail to protect what our troops defend with their lives every day or else the boomer generation will be remembered as the generation that allowed what the greatest generation died defending slip away. What a tragedy? What a sad tribute to our deceased veterans and those serving now. I don’t want to serve or do anything else for the USSA but I will defend with my life the USA until my dying breath.

So you want to honor our troops and our past Veterans; then, vote in November in a way to help restore the USA and let’s get rid of everything that symbolizes the USSA! Don’t try to pretend it never was, ,et history record its coming and passing so we can learn from our mistakes!! This is my Memorial day tribute to the troops and the memory of those gone. That I salute them every day and love and support the USA in every way I can. God Bless our troops. God Bless America!

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Arlen Specter likens American voters to ‘cannibals’

Posted by devildog6771 on May 15, 2012


Arlen Specter AFL CIO 2009

Arlen Specter AFL CIO 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From GLENN BECK.com comes an interesting report on Arlen Spector! Spector is crying over spilt milk. Does Spector realize the Constitution gives all Americans the right to vote for whomever we feel can do the job? The extremism Spector speaks of is a public out cry over entrenched elected officials who lost their way and forgot who put them in office and why we put them their. Accountability is not extremism. Accountability is the public taking back its responsibility to monitor the work of our elected officials. Had elected officials done their jobs as elected to perform, the tea Party and the “radicals” Spector speaks of would not have had any election influence.

I became one of those radicals Spector talks about after hearing an elected official say ,”often the public doesn’t know what is best for the nation. So it is my job to do the right thing! for the nation!” I was furious at the official’s pompous attitude. Perhaps this official did not inform his constituents as mine, Randy Forbes, does on a regular basis. Go rest on your laurels Arlen. Maybe after a while it will come to you why you are just another citizen like the rest of us clowns you look down on!

Arlen Specter likens American voters to ‘cannibals’

Tea Party, if you needed any more evidence that you’re on the right track look no further than the latest comments from Arlen Specter. The former Senator, who was booted after flip flopping between the parties, is now going after GOP voters for wanting to boot Orrin Hatch in Utah. He claimed that Dick Lugar has already been ‘cannibalized’, and that Orrin Hatch was next. “The cannibals are devouring senators,” he warned. Glenn, of course, said this shows the Tea Party is just holding their representatives to the fire.

“The Republicans are freaked out. No matter what you want to say the Tea Party is not invisible,” Glenn said.

For further information on Spector’s voting record while in office and his political views, check out these source:
The US Congress Database on Arlen Spector
The Washington Post Arlen Spector News
NY TIMES
Spector Switches Party H/T: The NY Times
WIKIPEDIA!

*A while back Spector Jumped Party lines and became a Democrat, openly, again!! Spector began his political career in Pennsylvania as a Democrat

So come on Arlen, don’t cry sour grapes. We are working within the “system” as you and elected officials have developed it. You guys all think you are invincible in Congress. We have warned Congress for some time that as elections come up, public memory would not be forgotten. We warned both parties to do their elected jobs, the ones they took an oath for or be booted out! We consider you all have had adequate warning. Let these words be further fore warning of where the people stand with regard to “all’ elected officials!” None are immune from public scrutiny!!
DO YOU ALL BELIEVE US NOW? Or will you all continue to use blinders and conduct business as usual which is no longer going to be acceptable to “We the People!” “Read and HEED!”
I Thank God for patriots like Glenn Beck and the Tea Party every day as should we all!!

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Out of the mouth of a Babe! “How about cupcakes?”

Posted by devildog6771 on May 14, 2012


Sprinkles Cupcakes in New York

Sprinkles Cupcakes in New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Freedom by the Way comes another great post: How about Cupcakes?
As one who grew up reasonably slender and healthy; and, later gained an enormous amount of weight due to medication [size 12 to 20 in 6 months] and am still struggling to get rid of that damn “FAT” .. yeess there it is!! I’ve said it and I wasn’t swallowed up by a giant hole that appeared before me out of nowhere!! Amazing.

I don’t mind being called fat. I am! Heat in the winter, shade in the summer! Nor is it cruel to me, rather I am offended by all the efforts made on my behalf to place a label on me that makes me a more acceptable person! Actually the only major difference in the thin me and the heavier version is the size of my clothes. As a sexual assault survivor, self-esteem always took a lot of work.. All the rhetoric back and forth over what to call me instead of fat is a lot like being assaulted again. Listen up people, I have ears and eyes. Stop talking at me or about me. Hell, why not ask me what I like to be called.

I look at all this the same way I looked at “Affirmative Action.” While I understood the intent, I am still angry at what was taken from me, the knowledge that I earned every dollar I made and that no-one gave me anything. I earned every advancement and get this, I did it on my A$$ not my back! I apologize for my colorful language, this is a very intense topic for me.I spent over 23 years developing skills to get around male bias.

So don’t call me anything but my name. After all isn’t that who I really am?

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Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

Posted by devildog6771 on May 13, 2012


Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan greet Prime Min...

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan greet Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher of the United Kingdom for the State Dinner at the North portico of the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you haven’t seen the new movie about Margaret Thatcher you don’t know what you’re missing. The acting was superb. The storyline was awesome and very moving. I have always admired Thatcher and used her as an example when I talk to idiots who feel women can’t handle leadership roles in nations. The movie takes an unusual perspective. It was nicely done and did justice to Mrs. Thatcher, probably the last British leader with any backbone now that those succeeding her let the country be over run by socialist and Muslim extremism! Never thought to see such an end for England. Hitler and many outside enemies tried to bring her to her knees without success. Now a bunch of immigrant  radicals have succeeded where even Hitler and Napoleon failed. multiculturalism has torn down nations that existed for centuries. How short-sighted people are!

 

It is absurd to go to another nation and expect that nation to welcome you with open arms and tear down the fabric of its culture to make one feel welcome. I like that old saying, “when in Rome do as the Romans!” I think there is much wisdom in that remark. The are jokes throughout the extremists worlds that Democracies are the easiest nations to assimilate or take over. One only has to use that nation’s own laws against itself. When that enemy comes to a Democracy, he/she already knows our laws better than those of us born and raised here or in those free nations. Where is it written that free nations must be stupid and self-destructive in their efforts to assimilate immigrants? Personally, if an immigrant doesn’t like it here then he/she can go back home and work to fix their “Country” and leave our the hell alone!

 

Well I have veered off topic. Sorry! Lol. Guess I hit a nerve. Back to the movie. If you get a chance go see, “Iron Lady.” You won’t regret it. Right now it is #1 on able. Awesome! After, actress, Meryl Streep is excellent as Mrs. Thatcher. I found myself having to remember that she wasn’t the real, Thatcher!

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New Zeal Blog, A true Friend of America and freedom.

Posted by devildog6771 on May 13, 2012


Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of my favorite blogs is New Zeal by Trevor Loudon. Trevor does a better job of defending our rights than most American bloggers, seriously. He is a true ally. and friend of America!

Read his post below about the communist infiltration in America. If a blogger from the “Down Under” can see what is happening in America, what does that say about us pampered, lazy, couch potatoes here in America.  I have been often surprised by the blogs posts by Australian bloggers and Bloggers from New Zealand. We have friends folks. Lets hang on to them as long as we can.

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You’ve Been Treading on U.S. Mr. President….. Thanks for the Wake Up Call

Posted by devildog6771 on May 11, 2012


Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Voting American comes this great post. When you’re done reading his post go to his site and check out the rest of his posts. He is prolific and an excellent writer.

Mr. President,

Because you control the Media and what Americans read and hear on the news it seems you are under the illusion of being popular and unbeatable come November. You Sir, have an awakening coming that will dwarf your wake up call from the 2010 Mid-term Elections.

You see Mr. President We the People are fully awake and We Have Not Yet Begun to fight. Conservative Talk Radio Hosts and Conservative Bloggers have been busy these past 31/2 years alerting the American People to your real agenda all the while exposing your deceptions and lies.

Mr. President, America will not go down without a fight and this is one fight you and your Marxist Comrades cannot win.

It’s About Freedom Mr. President and when it comes to Freedom the American People have a Rich History of Victory !

H/T:Voting American

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Treason in the Congrress and government at all levels un-checked by our own security Agencies and people! Why, Washington must be shaking in his grave with diigust

Posted by devildog6771 on May 9, 2012


I found this ridiculous and very ignorant site,Democratic underground.com tonight by accident.They really blast the Tea Party. It is obvious they are clueless about the real purpose of the Tea Party. They don’t seem to have done much research either. It’s all very hateful and demeaning! I am so sick of the left’s assault on anyone who loves the Constitution. What really galls me to no end is how we fought the rise of communism all over the world and let them get a sleazy toe hold in America. We were so sure real Americans would never go for communism!It never occurred to any of us that the enemy of freedom would work their way into America through our schools and our kids!Will this “entitlement society” running things turn America into the U.S.S. ,instead of the U.S.A.?

In the related articles below.e are links to stories where a audience listener confronted Romney about whether or not he felt Obama ought to be tried for treason. Today Romney slinked past the issue by saying “no?” Will this  be our new fls]g?

Fictional flag of the fictitious Communist Dem...

Fictional flag of the fictitious Communist Democratic Party of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted in America, American communism, American Exceptionalism, Constitutional Issues, Education, National Defense, National Education Association, Radical Islam, Religious Persecution, Serve and Protect the US Constitution, The "Entitlement Society", The American Republic | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Dick Clark, Mr. Music man, Has Died at 82.

Posted by devildog6771 on April 19, 2012


RIP Dick Clark - Nov 30, 1929 - Apr 18, 2012

RIP Dick Clark – Nov 30, 1929 – Apr 18, 2012 (Photo credit: clotho98)

America‘s idol, Mr Music man, Dick Clark, died April 18, 2012 from a massive coronary while at at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was under going a medic procedure when he had a heart attack and died at the age of 82. The entertainment Industry will surely feel his loss, especially the music industry. For many. like myself, his passing has very special meaning. He filled a huge portion of my childhood and teen age years with his show American Bandstand, which aired from 1957 to 1989. I can’t think of  a great musical star from that era who didn’t get their start on Band Stand.

I’m not going to make this a list if his great personal achievements. Suffice it to say all I and most of Dick’s fans cared about was his personality, his charm, his ability to promote good, clean fun, for teens in the music world when there was so much out there that labeled Rock -N-Roll as unhealthy for kids and teenagers. Thank you Dick for all you did and shared over the years. I cannot imagine New Years Eve with out Dick Clark in New York watching the show and waiting for that darn ball to fall every year for s long as I can remember! RIP Dick you now move among the “stars!” We all love you and will miss you.

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Judicial activism and judicial restraint – Judicial Review! Obama’s Challange and the “COTUS'” response!! Who is right?? What is your opinion?

Posted by devildog6771 on April 5, 2012


Inscription on the wall of the Supreme Court B...

Inscription on the wall of the Supreme Court Building from Marbury v. Madison, in which Chief Justice John Marshall outlined the concept of judicial review. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am sure we are all familiar with the feud developing between the President and the US Courts. In my opinion, the President openly challenged the authority High Court‘s authority to do its job, specifically in this case with regard to questions over “the legalities, etc. of the courts practicing ” judicial review and judicial restraint” when the members are non elected officials! Here we go again;  another “jab” at the archaic” nature of our “Constitution!” In my opinion, Obama will not be satisfied until this country is totally collapsed top to bottom!!??!! He has successfully put a strangle-hold on Congress as he legislates from the White House hiding behind Executive Privilege! He has taken control of our governmental organizations and agencies. Now he is trying to set up a civilian police force as competent as our military!!?? Why would he need such an organization when each state has their own guard foe national and state emergencies? He’s trying to take over the electoral college.–Haven’t heard in a while how that effort is going. If he succeeds, there will be no election and He will serve four more years! No one can stop him or at lest so he thinks. Apparently Judge Jerry Smith, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, disagrees. He has given the DOJ 48 hours to submit a “3” page responsw, single apaced, explaining the DOJ’s views on the separation os power’s between the Executive Branch and the Courts!! Gutsy move!!

Listen up Mr. President, you forgot about , “WE the People!” Did you really think we considered the Constitution obsolete and up for grabs? Read these words and then tell me do you really believe you will divide our nation by any means aand successfully “conquor” us? I suggest you read them several times:

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” It further tells every American and everyone else worldwide what our Constitutional goals and purposes are! Neither the Preamble nor the Constitution indicate that the hearts and minds of men and women would automatically adhere or live by these guiding principles.  However, through our Congress and our Courts, using guidelines clearly defined in our Constitution, have successfully, over time, clarified or fixed  those issues or laws which did or do not clearly define a right or law which did not effectively  work as intended or removed human error in interpretation o f said laws” Is the Constitution perfect? No! But, it has built in safeguards to allow necessary changes to occur or be made. Our judges have over the decades for the most part all done excellent jobs of holding our legislators to the intent and purpose of the Constitution as promised in these words””We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”.

Read more:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_preamble_to_the_US_Constitution#ixzz1rBMWvP3p

Those words have meaning to every American in this great nation! “We the people”, doesn’t say we white people or we black people, it says, ” We the people of the United States.” Though most blacks were not free at the time, nor were the American Indians directly affected by those words, they now apply to all Americans. as they always have except when men ignored those great words and applied their own selfish interests above the law of the land! “in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”, these words are pretty clear in their meaning. They don’t directly relate themselves to “class, nor race, creed ,or religious affiliation or lack thereof!  “do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. During time of threats or war, all Americans defended our nation Since our war for Independence in 1775-6 all races, creeds and people of various national origins have defended America with their lives. From the code crackers in WWII to the Bedford Boys, to the Tuskagee Airman, America has been valiantly and bravely defended by all races,  colors, creeds. Are we a perfect nation, hell no, we are a living, evolving nation, we are the world melting pot, the worlds currs according to some 18th or 19th century European  philosphers. We managed to do here in America what no other nation has ever successfully come close to copying, the absorption of  a mixing bowl of people from all walks of life into one functioning society or nation. Many try to tear us down, none can show us anything better to date!! We may appear pompous and arrogant at times, we are!
In her poem The New Colossus, Emma Lazarus created what stood for years as an American credo. You know the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” The words of the poem were engraved on a bronze plaque hung in the Statue of Liberty museum 20 years after her death. The Statue was a gift to the United States from France as an offering of peace. It stands to this day as a monument to personal freedom and liberties all over the world. and will continue to do so for many more decades and millions of immigrants unless Obama’s administration wins reelection and the left successfully tears down America.

Here is some information I found at ANSWERS.COM which addresses the questions surrounding “judicial activism and judicial restraint”.

Oxford Guide to the US Government: judicial activism and judicial restraint

Article 3, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution says, “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Article 3, Section 2, provides that the “judicial Power shall extend to all Cases in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority.” Thus, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the power to interpret the Constitution, and laws and treaties of the United States, in response to cases that come before the Court.

In 1796, in Ware v. Hylton, the Supreme Court held a Virginia statute void because it violated a 1783 peace treaty with Great Britain. In Marbury v. Madison (1803) the Supreme Court declared a federal law unconstitutional. These cases established the power of judicial review in the Supreme Court—the power to declare acts of the state governments and of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government null and void if they violate provisions of the Constitution. Since the early 19th century, debate has continued over how federal judges should use their powers. Should they practice restraint, or should they actively expand the scope of the Constitution in their interpretations of law, treaties, and constitutional provisions?

Judicial restraint

Those who advocate judicial restraint believe the courts should uphold all acts of Congress and state legislatures unless they clearly violate a specific section of the Constitution. In practicing judicial restraint, the courts should defer to the constitutional interpretations of Congress, the President, and others whenever possible. The courts should hesitate to use judicial review to promote new ideas or policy preferences. In short, the courts should interpret the law and not intervene in policy-making.

Over the years eminent Supreme Court Justices such as Felix Frankfurter have called for judicial self-restraint. In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943), Frankfurter said, “As a member of this Court I am not justified in writing my opinions into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them. … It can never be emphasized too much that one’s own opinion about the wisdom or evil of a law should be excluded altogether when one is doing one’s duty on the bench.”

Judicial activism

Sometimes judges appear to exceed their power in deciding cases before the Court. They are supposed to exercise judgment in interpreting the law, according to the Constitution. Judicial activists, however, seem to exercise their will to make law in response to legal issues before the Court.

According to the idea of judicial activism, judges should use their powers to correct injustices, especially when the other branches of government do not act to do so. In short, the courts should play an active role in shaping social policy on such issues as civil rights, protection of individual rights, political unfairness, and public morality.

Chief Justice Earl Warren (who served from 1954 to 1969) and many members of the Warren Court, such as William O. Douglas, practiced judicial activism when they boldly used the Constitution to make sweeping social changes promoting such policies as school desegregation and to insure that all Americans had the opportunity to vote and to participate in U.S. society. In 1956 Justice Douglas wrote, “[T]he judiciary must do more than dispense justice in cases and controversies. It must also keep the charter of government current with the times and not allow it to become archaic or out of tune with the needs of the day.”

Arguments against judicial activism

Opponents of judicial activism argue that activist judges make laws, not just interpret them, which is an abuse of their constitutional power. The issue, they claim, is not whether social problems need to be solved but whether the courts should involve themselves in such problem solving. By making decisions about how to run prisons or schools, argue the critics of judicial activism, the courts assume responsibilities that belong exclusively to the legislative and executive branches of government.

Critics of judicial activism worry that court decisions that so freely “interpret” the meaning of the Constitution will undermine public confidence in and respect for the courts. Justice Byron R. White wrote in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), “The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable [knowable] roots in the language or design of the Constitution.”

In addition, critics point out that federal judges are not elected; they are appointed for life terms. As a result, when judges begin making policy decisions about social or political changes society should make, they become unelected legislators. Consequently, the people lose control of the right to govern themselves. Further, unlike legislatures, courts are not supposed to be open to influence from interest groups. As a result, the courts may not hear different points of view on complex social issues. In legislatures, by contrast, elected officials are responsive to such interests.

Finally, opponents of judicial activism argue that judges lack special expertise in handling such complex tasks as running prisons, administering schools, or determining hiring policies for businesses. Judges are experts in the law, not in managing social institutions.

Opponents of judicial activism point to the constitutional principle of separation of powers (the division of power among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government) and federalism (the division of power between the states and the federal government) to justify judicial restraint. They claim that judicial activism leads to unconstitutional intrusions of federal judicial power into the duties and powers of the executive and legislative branches of government and into the state governments. In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), Justice John M. Harlan wrote, “Judicial self-restraint… will be achieved… only by continual insistence upon… the great roles that the doctrines of federalism and separation of powers have played in establishing and preserving American freedoms.”

Arguments for judicial activism Supporters of judicial activism argue that it is necessary to correct injustices and promote needed social changes. They view the courts as institutions of last resort for those in society who lack the political power to influence the other branches of government.

Supporters of judicial activism point out that the courts often step in only after governors and state legislatures have refused to do anything about a problem. For example, neither state legislatures nor Congress acted to ban racially segregated schools, trains, city buses, parks, and other public facilities for decades. Segregation might still exist legally if the Supreme Court had not declared it unconstitutional in 1954.

Supporters of judicial activism also mention that local courts and judges are uniquely qualified to ensure that local officials uphold the guarantees of the Constitution. In fact, with a few exceptions, district court judges have written most of the decisions affecting local institutions. For example, an Alabama judge took over the administration of the prison system in that state because he decided that the conditions in the prisons violated the Constitution’s prohibition of “cruel and unusual punishments.” Similarly, a Texas judge, a man born and raised in the Lone Star State, ordered sweeping changes in the Texas prison system. And a Massachusetts judge, himself a Boston resident, ordered massive school desegregation in that northern city. In each case, the district judge adopted an activist solution to a problem. But each pursued an activist course because he felt that only such measures would enforce the dictates of the Constitution.

Judicial activists argue that the courts do not create policy as legislatures do. Judges inevitably shape policy, however, as they interpret the law. And, they argue, interpreting the law is the job of the courts. Chief Justice Earl Warren put it this way: “When two [people] come into Court, one may say: ‘an act of Congress means this.’ The other says it means the opposite. We [the Court] then say it means one of the two or something else in between. In that way we are making the law, aren’t we?”

Finally, judicial activists argue that the framers of the Constitution expected the courts to interpret the Constitution actively in order to react to new conditions. As Justice Frank Murphy wrote in Schneiderman v. United States (1943), “The constitutional fathers, fresh from a revolution, did not forge a political strait-jacket for the generations to come.”

See also Constitutional construction; Judicial power; Judicial review; Separation of powers.

Many felt the President’s words were a threat or warning to  the SCOTUS. I took his remarks as a threat to our independence on a national level! He and his radical cronies will never stop trying to over-through America. When will traitors be treated as such instead of  simply appeasing them? We aew watching the “enemies from within” that I first started writing about over six year ago at work in America., no longer hiding!!??

Sources

Harry H. Wellington, Interpreting the Constitution: The Supreme Court and the Process of Adjudication (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991)

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1.)  What is judicial activism?

Answer:

‘Judicial activism’ means an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)

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2.)What is judicial restraint?

ANSWER:

‘Judicial restraint’ is the philosophy that judges and justices should defer to written legislation whenever possible, if it is not in conflict with the Constitution. A justice who uses judicial restraint tends to take a narrower view of the Constitution and does not attempt to broaden the definition of Amendments to fit a particular social or political agenda.

The opposite of judicial restraint is judicial activism.

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What is the difference between judicial restraint and judicial activism?

Judicial activism and judicial restraint are opposite approaches to legal and constitutional interpretation used as the basis for decision-making in a court case. The terms are usually, but not…

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Will the high court adhere to the Constitution or will it adhere to special interests and its own individual political persuasions?

Posted by devildog6771 on March 26, 2012


Today the Supreme Court will stat tackling Obama care appeals. Maybe our judges will surprise us all and follow the letter and intent of the Constitution instead of legislating from the bench.  If wisdom rules the high court will declare th whole thing unconstitutional as it is.

With all the clean air bills, the other clean this or that movements, might I suggest a clean act to rid corruption, at all levels and in all flavors from our government. It is long over due. Does anyone now when we last had an administration that was corruption free? Certainly not in my lifetime that I am aware of! I find that sad!!

It's the Jobs STUPID!!

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