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I was just wondering out of frustration, why do we have the Supreme Court and the judical branch of the government? THey seem to do nothing but bad things to this country. They outlawed school prayer in the 1960s, they legalized abortion in the 1970s, they declared anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional back in 2003 i think? And many lower courts have forced Gay marriage in states even when the people of those states have voted to keep marriage between a man and a women.

Recently Roberts voted Obamacare was legal as a tax, I feel almost like he was paid off to rule as he did.

Why do we have this part of the government that can made sweeping decrees and laws with the slam of a gavel? Why allow these unelected people to go against the will of citizens, enforcing their own kind of law on all of us without our consent?

Why not just get rid of this problem, and eliminate the judicial branch?


SwordofGeddo, RaptureReady 68 Comments [9/21/2012 3:12:21 AM]
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fishtank

And when they vote for you types they are awesome. Fuff you.

9/21/2012 3:13:57 AM

Titania

My daughter learned the answer to that question in 6th grade social studies. Maybe you need a refresher course.

9/21/2012 3:15:34 AM

Dyz

This anarchist disagrees with your call for mob rule.

9/21/2012 3:26:32 AM

Filin De Blanc

So you're opposed to Bush v. Gore?

9/21/2012 3:26:46 AM

John_in_Oz

Heh heh- fuckwit would stand his ground less than ten seconds after being mugged.

9/21/2012 3:30:40 AM

Philbert McAdamia

THey seem to do nothing but bad things to this country.

They did install the New Messiah Bush into office. Personally, I'd like to see them hang for that.

9/21/2012 3:49:44 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Perhaps a visit to the Google on the Internet Machine would reveal the answers you seek.

Or maybe you could crack open a 7th-Grade civics book. You would know as much about our government, then, as a pre-teen!

9/21/2012 3:52:24 AM

Sevagram

"Why not just get rid of this problem, and eliminate the judicial branch?"

Because, believe it or not, it's not all just about you.

9/21/2012 4:06:00 AM

Reynardine

You mean, like when they made us take the President they picked, instead of the one we elected?

9/21/2012 4:31:05 AM

Dr. Razark

"...why do we have the Supreme Court and the judical branch of the government?"

Because they exist to prevent the majority from trampling the rights of the minority. Duh. Perhaps you should try reading another book. There's things that you should know about outside the KJV.

9/21/2012 4:43:05 AM

Oh My Dog!

They outlawed school prayer because it was unconstitutional. It violates the First Amendment for a state run organization, such as a public school, to set up any religious practice.

Abortion is not murder; an embryo is not a person.

They were right to declare anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional. The law has no place in the bedrooms of consenting adults.

Gay marriage will become accepted nationwide eventually. Your side is losing. And stop whining, it's really getting tiresome.

...and eliminate the judicial branch

This is why homeschooling is bad.

9/21/2012 4:43:36 AM

Table Rock

Why not just get rid of this problem, and eliminate the judicial branch?

You something that the founders of this country, whom you deify and blindly worship almost as much as god, set up as one of the three major branches of government?

Any other sections of the Constitution you want to ignore? Wait. Don't answer that.

9/21/2012 4:44:35 AM

SaneChick

Because the judicial branch helps protect us against mob rule by actually ruling by the law instead of emotion and partisanship.

9/21/2012 5:14:00 AM

whatever

If a proposed law is unconstitutional, surely those in congress should be aware of that before they waste time trying to pass the law? How can there be senators and state governors who are not already bound by their oaths of office to work within the constitution?

Sorry to show my transatlantic lack of understanding. Every country has a different system.

Just to add as a footnote... I suspect Sword of Geddo's consternation is more due to him not seeing the ultra-conservative Christian-bigotry laws he would like, rather than not understanding law.

9/21/2012 5:17:22 AM

szena

So if a branch of government makes decisions you don't like it should be eliminated? In that case, if a Democratic president issues orders you don't like the office should be eliminated, and if a legislative branch passes laws you don't like it should be eliminated, right?

Just come out and say that you hate democracy and want a theocratic dictatorship.

9/21/2012 5:25:20 AM

Dr.Shrinker

Your knowledge and respect for The Constitution is clearly as limited and superficial as your knowledge and respect for the bible.


9/21/2012 5:25:58 AM



...out of frustration...

No need to say anything more.

9/21/2012 5:43:59 AM

Tempus

I was just wondering out of frustration, why do we have the Supreme Court and the judical branch of the government?

In order to provide a check against the power and authority of both the executive and legislative branch of our government, and to check to see whether legislation passed is constitutionally sound.

Sorry it bothers you that we don't have a monarch who simply lays down laws at whim.

9/21/2012 5:59:26 AM

dionysus

Why allow these unelected people to go against the will of citizens, enforcing their own kind of law on all of us without our consent?

To prevent the tyranny of the majority. If 90% of people in the country were Muslim you wouldn't want them to outlaw Christianity, would you? Then you need at least one branch that is unelected and thus is not making decisions simply to stay in office rather than making decisions that are just and Constitutional. Granted, they're still human and make mistakes but at least they're not pressured into those mistakes by populism and pandering.

They outlawed school prayer in the 1960s

Fun fact: it wasn't "dose ebil atheists" or "dem damn muzzies" that sued over school prayer. It was a group of Christians who didn't want to say the prayers of another denomination and blaspheme their version of God in the process. Oh, but it's so much easier to be ignorant and think that a Christian could NEVER fight for freedom of religion. Well, not everyone's like you; not even other Christians.

9/21/2012 6:03:08 AM

louislois

Raptards illustrating their total ignorance of their own government again... Nothing new here.

9/21/2012 6:05:20 AM

Mister Spak

"I was just wondering out of frustration, why do we have the Supreme Court and the judical branch of the government?"

If you read the constitution, you might find out.

Assuming you can read. And undertand the words.

9/21/2012 6:06:03 AM



Because this isn't Saudi Arabia, where dictators or lunatic fundamentalist religious zealots rule. Oh, wait....

That, of course, was how the founders saw it because they couldn't conceive of partisan, fundie SCOTUS justices sitting on the bench for 40 years instead of the average four years for more impartial judges in their time, or lunatic fundie presidents stacking the lower court system with more fundie lunatics, or teabaggers, or....

9/21/2012 6:27:47 AM

Horsefeathers

"They outlawed school prayer in the 1960s"

I'm pretty sure that students can pray all they'd like in any school they happen to be in. They just can't be disruptive about it.

"And many lower courts have forced Gay marriage in states even when the people of those states have voted to keep marriage between a man and a women."

Many states also upheld segregation laws when they voted on them. Majority vote doesn't mean jack shit when civil rights are being violated.

"Recently Roberts voted Obamacare was legal as a tax, I feel almost like he was paid off to rule as he did."

Exactly why would a Supreme Court judge accept a bribe? They're already paid quite well, I would assume, and it's not like they have to worry about job security.

"Why do we have this part of the government that can made sweeping decrees and laws with the slam of a gavel?"

They aren't making "sweeping decrees of law" you idiot.

"Why allow these unelected people to go against the will of citizens, enforcing their own kind of law on all of us without our consent?"

Because what you consent to is, as with the segregation example above, not always the most lawful way to go.

"Why not just get rid of this problem, and eliminate the judicial branch?"

Because you then have anarchy. With no judicial branch of government you have a bunch of laws that can't be upheld--or ruled unjust or unconstitutional, etc--which means you may as well have no laws at all.

9/21/2012 6:43:53 AM

Papabear

Can you say "checks and balances?"

Really it has become checks and unbalances as the SC has been packed with Bushtards. I mean really -- Money is free speech? Corporations are people?

9/21/2012 6:53:19 AM

clockworkgirl21

They outlawed school prayer in the 1960s

You can still pray to yourself in school. No one can stop you. Teachers just can't publicly lead a prayer. How many times do we have to go over this?

they legalized abortion in the 1970s

Because women aren't walking uteruses.

they declared anti-sodomy laws unconstitutional back in 2003 i think?

This was back in the 70s. They declared what you did with a consenting adult in private was no one else's business. Only fundies would find an issue with this.

And many lower courts have forced Gay marriage in states even when the people of those states have voted to keep marriage between a man and a women.

Gays don't get to vote on your marriage, why should you get to vote on theirs?

9/21/2012 7:28:07 AM
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