Thursday, June 11, 2015

Freedom for the Republic!

Remember when Bruce Caitlyn Jenner said that she was a Republican because she believed in the constitution? Apparently Ms. Jenner needs an education on current events. As any first year law student and even casual observers of law and politics understand, the constitution invokes a system of checks and balances that demands three co-equal branches of government. That is certainly not what Republicans have in mind when they recklessly underfund the judiciary.

But it gets worse.
It should be obvious by now that the Republican Party is completely shameless—as in, whatever they do, however corrupt or self-serving, and no matter that it's been exposed and if it were you or I, we'd be humiliated, your Republican professional remains unfazed. In fact, he—it's usually a he—revels in his role as political racketeer.
And what racket are the boys running this time? They're fixing the N.C. Supreme Court to stay in Republican hands regardless of the electorate.
To which you say—and they're counting on you saying—so what? What's the N.C. Supreme Court to me?
Just this: Republican legislators have rigged our state's election laws so they retain their grip on state government even if the Democrats get more votes. The one serious threat to their scheme: The court could order them to stop. 
And even worse.
At America’s founding, there were provisions made to ensure there would never be an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who could ever usurp legitimate sovereignty to ultimately control everything. The world has witnessed tyrannical rulers of horrible character who used power oppressively or unjustly, and although every state in America follows the federal model of separation and balance of powers, it appears the Koch brothers’ Kansas is on the verge of becoming a dictatorship with trickle down Governor Sam Brownback as the sole authority.

Late last week governor trickle down signed a bill into law that eliminates the state’s entire judicial system if the Supreme Court rules against an ‘administrative law’ Brownback’s Republicans passed to neuter the judiciary and end the state government’s separation of powers. Tyrants just cannot tolerate either separation or balance of powers and Brownback is finished answering to the Kansas Supreme Court or abiding by the Kansas State Constitution. It is not Brownback’s first attempt at consolidating all state power in his office, or eliminating judicial oversight over state laws. Brownback’s action last week verifies that he is more than willing to eliminate any branch of Kansas government that “gets in his way” or refuses to follow his dictates.
Apparently there is no easy way to be free, but if we're going to be ruled by an evil overlord, I can think of no better casting than Christopher Lee. RIP


Anonymous said...

'There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.'

-Bram Stoker

RIP Christopher Lee.

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Anonymous said...

Francisco Scaramanga. Best Bond villain ever.