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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:49 pm 

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine
We need to nip the sappers' bs in the bud from every direction, and happily, we're armed for bear.

THOMAS JEFFERSON referred to federal judges as sappers-- that is, underminers-- of the rule of law:

"The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our constitution from a co-ordination of a general and special government to a general and supreme one alone."

Jefferson recognized that, very much contrary to the comforting image as the law's benign and faithful stewards which the state attempts to present to the naive, federal judges are the law's most dangerous enemies.

Judges do not work for the People. They are selected by the wielders and beneficiaries of state power, and it is the interests of those folks which receive support and protection from judges.

To put it plainly, judges do not get chosen and elevated to office because they are men and women likely to hinder and restrain the decisions and behavior of those by whom they are selected. It is, instead, exactly the opposite predisposition which recommends a candidate for judicial office.

Because of the threat judges represent to the security of the law, those of us on the law's side must diligently debunk the comforting myths wherever they are seen to be infecting our fellows. We must also go into every legal contest (and any other kind of debate) in which we will have to deal with one of these sappers wisely anticipating their sometimes gross and sometimes subtle attacks, and thoroughly armed against them.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:00 am 

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Well written. I'll use this new found knowledge in my case coming up in June. Thanks Pete

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