I would like to point out, in case folks are unaware, judges can and have been removed from the bench via impeachment. There was a judge in Louisiana impeached a couple years back for accepting bribes. SCOTUS is not immune from impeachment either.
I find it interesting (in a perverted way) that we now see the Obama administration via Eric Holder saying that STATE LAW TRUMPS FEDERAL LAW with respect to marijuana. Of course I'm sure that argument won't hold water with firearms but it would be interesting to see Holder argue out of both sides of his mouth were this to make it to the courts.
We have term limits. Ever since FDR, no President has served more than two terms. That's not proof, you say?
He sucked. So what happened on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of 1980? Ronald Reagan was elected when the people limited Jimmy Carter's terms of office to "one".
That's how term limits SHOULD work. It requires a public official who is hated by the press or it requires an electorate that is educated enough to vote intelligently.
Why people want to have government force them to vote out a good politician even when he's doing a good job just because some arbitrary number of days has passed is beyond me.
Yes, I realize that we're not talking about Presidential term limits here, but the same concept applies, unless the people are duped as, for example, in NYC, where they voted to change the law to allow Bloomberg to serve as mayor for a third term.
You want to impeach a judge or even a Justice, it can be done. I'm not sure the exact process, but one exists.
Keep your power. Don't give it away to the people you don't trust.
It's not over 'til it's over.
And he's a ... wait for it ... DEMOCRAT. Who'd a thunk it??
Prior to his election as Attorney General, he had served in the Missouri Senate since 2005 representing the 31st Senatorial District as a Republican until August 1, 2007 when he switched to the Democratic [sic] Party.
Im Westen nichts Neues.
Barack Obama: In your heart you know he's nuts.
"Of all the offspring of Time, Error is the most ancient, and is so old and familiar an acquaintance, that Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder's welcome." (Mackay, 1841)
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"
God's Not Dead.
Rather than going back to the Constitution as was clearly the intent of the Founders- judges use decisions made by other judges -or, case law- which in itself may have been pyramided off of previous case-law, based upon previous case-law (etc.,etc.)
This means that a poor decision made by a politically-motivated judge 100 years ago, is in many cases given equal -or greater- standing, than that Dcuments upon which our nation-states agreed to form the Union!
When in doubt, triple-tap.....