The Sock Diary

Musings of a part-time Sweaty Sock.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

US Senator (continues) Attack on Judiciary

The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial: The Judges Made Them Do It:
Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, rose in the chamber and dared to argue that recent courthouse violence might be explained by distress about judges who 'are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public.'

It seems the Legislative branch wants to take out the Judicial branch. The Executive branch seems to be conspiring actively to help and generally it's all pretty terrifying as the whole idea of the three branches of government, set up in the US by the Constitution (I think), is to stop the kind of erosion of freedoms being seen at the moment. Of course, I'm not a USA constitution scholar, I don't get half of what goes on with the the various branches, but it seemed like the three branch government model worked worked reasonably well until recently. I really think this is the (thickening) thin end of the wedge towards a police state. You heard it here... 22nd or 23rd, probably.


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