View Full Version : Now that's funn. He stays himself.....
June-27th-2002, 05:20 PM
The author of the majority opinion in the Pledge case has just stayed his own ruling so it could be viewed by the whole of the Circuit Court. Very, very funny. Way to hang tough on your beliefs guy :).
June-28th-2002, 08:49 AM
See I agree with you again. This guy must be chicken. The strange part about the stay is he really didn't need to do that because there is an automatic 45 days stay anyway.
June-28th-2002, 08:55 AM
See how when you agree with me it lends a certain clarity of thought you lack at other more disagreeable times? Congrats. It is extremely rare for a judge to stay his own ruling. This guy must have come under some huge heat. It's good to see a little majority might, isn't it Jack?
June-28th-2002, 08:58 AM
Oh Art you don't really think it always wise for majority to rule do you? Do you think the mob should rule the courts? Slippery slope again.
June-28th-2002, 09:06 AM
We, fortunately, have balances against majority rule that violates the rights of those not in the majority. But, your disdain for democratic principles of government are better suited for a Monarchy rather than a Constitutional Republic based on the majority determining the path. The majority has been wrong and will be wrong again. This is why there is a check and balance system in place. But, that you seem to think all cases in which the majority speaks is incorrect and the minority must be legislated for, then you've taken idiocy to a whole new level.
June-28th-2002, 09:18 AM
Jack, there's no such thing as a perfect government. However, history has demonstrated that the democratic form of government is best able to protect and promote the value of "the greatest good for the greatest number". Isn't that the basic idea behind our society? And it is indisputable that a ruling by a federal judge is not democratic.
If you want to understand my world view, and certainly my political view, you must understand that I distrust and generally oppose power that is concentrated in a few hands. That not only applies to judges, but corporations, federal agencies, unions, etc. I like my power with checks please, because I'm a firm believer that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that unchecked power leads to corruption.
June-28th-2002, 10:27 AM
You are right. I would make a great King! Thanks.
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