Thursday, April 14, 2005

Congress takes responsibility

You may recall Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist proclaimed his respect for the independence of the judiciary recently.

Bill Frist
said on Tuesday that courts had acted fairly in the Terri
Schiavo "right-to-die" case, differing sharply from a vow of retribution by his
House of Representatives counterpart, Tom DeLay.

"I believe we have a fair and independent judiciary today," said Frist,
now trying to resolve a battle with Democrats over judicial nominations that
threatens to tie his chamber into knots. "I respect that."

Turns out that that respect was rather fleeting...

Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees.

Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other. The flier does not name participants, but under the heading "the filibuster against people of faith," it reads: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith."

Oh, and wait, there's more fun to come. How have these activist judges gotten so out of control? Tom DeLay has the answer:

I blame Congress over the last 50 to 100 years for not standing up and taking its responsibility given to it by the Constitution. The reason the judiciary has been able to impose a separation of church and state that's nowhere in the Constitution is that Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had judicial review is because Congress didn't stop them. The reason we had a right to privacy is because Congress didn't stop them.

Well thank God that Congress is finally standing up and eliminating the separation of church and state, judicial review, and the right to privacy. I didn't realize all of these things came about only in the last 50 years, but I am but a mere third year law student, and if Tom DeLay, a former exterminator and current House Majority Leader says this is the way things happened, I will believe him just as much as I believe Dr. Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader, when he issues a medical diagnosis, outside his area of specialty, on the basis of watching a few minutes of video.

Certainly, the transparency of the deeply theocratic path the Republican leadership of this country is taken us down, along with their disdain for checks and balances, is alarming.

Perhaps more alarming is this: if Republicans already control Congress and the presidency (not to mention that the majority of federal judges are already Republican) and if they have a 55 vote majority in the Senate, exactly what kind of appointments are Republicans planning for, let's say, the Supreme court, over which they are so anxious that they don't think it would even be possible to get, if not the support of five democratic senators, at least an agreement not to fillibuster.

A very big plan is underway, with ominous implications for our country.

Please help us Harry.

P.S. And now this late breaking B.S. It turns out that contrary to previous reports, it was actually house Democrats , who in a typically brazen and corrupt fashion, wielded their liberal anti-faith power to shut down the house ethics committee, so that DeLay wouldn't be exonerated! Seriously!

"The only way I can be cleared is through the ethics committee, so they don't want one."
Those sneaky Democrats aye? What an ingenious plan. Who knows what committee they will shut down next? Perhaps they will shut down the investigations into how the Bush administration paid journalists to give favorable coverage to its policy proposals...

Anyway, should the corrupt Democrats ever back down and allow DeLay's inevitable exoneration, perhaps they would find this comment interesting (from the same interview):

Mr. Hurt: Have you ever crossed the line of ethical behavior in terms of dealing with lobbyists, your use of government authority or with fundraising?

Mr. DeLay: Ever is a very strong word.


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2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Communist-

Tom DeLay is the best thing that has ever happened to this damn country and if you don't like it take your pathetic wine drinking loser self back to France...

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make some good points, but you appear guilty of the blind partisanship that you accuse the Republicans of. Your points are rarely coherent, and you seem completely oblivious to the fact that people get the government they deserve...

I personally think Mr. DeLay is an American hero willing to stand up to the panty-waist liberals such as yourself.

Your views in Keller's class are dumb as well. YOU RUINED OUR EMAIL SYSTEM DURING FIRST YEAR!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, Mr. DeLay is extremely sexy. I like his devilish eyebrows. He makes me "randy".

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look kinda purty, boy. Wanna come on over where we can discuss issues of Auto Trader and which NASCAR pit chief is our favorite? I ain't gay, just looking for hot man-on-man conversation.

4:21 PM  
Blogger gobacktotexas said...

Ah yes "anonymous," thank you for your insightful commentary.

You see, I'm in this class at my law school, international influences on death penalty law, and unfortunately, there are a few people in there who believe that international law doesn't exist, the death penalty is great, and that executing juveniles is better.

Apparently tired of being on the losing side of debates with me, they decided to venture onto my own turf, and attempt to shift the topic of discussion: to my purtiness, and auto-trader.

Sorry, ain't gonna work.

2:17 PM  

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