Have the “Supremes” Gone Plumb Loco?

June 13, 2011 @

”….. a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect?”  What happened to that as the lofty goal of the judiciary and all other men?  “Liberty” ….. a pipe dream, when an irrational ideology arises to trump it.  That ideology is liberalism, progressivism, socialism and/or communism and for the last 100 years or more these companion ideologies have arisen to trump individual liberty, fully sanctioned by the U. S. Supreme Court and many lower courts.

In two recent U. S. Supreme Court decisions, the justices have evidently lost their minds and have become completely detached from “….. a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect”, not to mention common sense.  The 8 to 1 decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to grant the police broader search and seizure powers that literally gut the 4th Amendment, is hardly a commitment to liberty and instead brings us closer and closer to a Police State ….. if we aren’t there already.  And Ruth Ginsburg, one of the most liberal justices on the court, was the only dissenting vote.  Go figure!

The editorial staff of the Seattle Times, not known for its conservative view point, put it this way, in part:
“The ruling falls among a patchwork of exceptions to the 4th Amendment that the courts, unwilling to inquire into the subjective intent of law enforcement, have created.  Yet, giving law enforcement such discretion in claiming exigent circumstances allows even more subjective intent between police and constitutional protections.  …….  Requiring police to acquire a warrant should be the rule, not the exception.”

It sounds to us as just another illegal expansion of governmental powers that far exceed the intent of the framers and falls into the same category as the mis-named Patriot Act, that should be renamed “Security in Place of Liberty” Act.  At what point will the Bill of Rights be nothing but words on a meaningless document and individual rights become an oxymoron?

The second decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to uphold California’s law that grants illegal aliens the benefit of in-state college tuition, once again flies in the face of”….. a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.”  Why is it that people who break the law, are granted government benefits, or are rewarded in any other manner?  How can they call that “mutual respect” with a straight face?  How is it that non-citizens, who break our laws just coming here, are given a priority over legal citizens who must pay the taxes that provide the benefits to illegal aliens?  That’s not just egregiously negligent, it is insane, if not bordering on treason.

Read More at Canada Free Press by Ron Ewart, Canada Free Press

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