Why I Parted Ways With The Right

armylaw11/30/2009 7:55:34 pm PST

re: #141 Killgore Trout

Fail. The judiciary is a very important part of what the founding fathers established. They are the guardians of the Constitution in a very real legal sense. The fact that people imagine the Constitution to be something else is the problem. This is one of the big stumbling block the right is facing; The Constitution does not say what you think it does. Just because you don’t like the Supreme Court’s rulings doesn’t make them activists. Ron Paul’s nutty interpretation has nothing to do with what the founding fathers set up. It’s best that the right lets go of this imaginary interpretation of the Constitution.

There are a few “activist judges” out there. Generally in my experience, though, that phrase is generally used by people to refer to judges with whom they disagreed. Most people that use the term couldn’t tell you why the judge ruled a particular way.