A Congress that Took the Oath Seriously would Impeach Judge Richard Posner

July 2, 2016 in News by D


Source: www.oathkeepers.org

“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments),” Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner writes in Slate.  “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.”

Constitutional scholar Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law, noted Posner’s judgment on the oath he freely took in order to gain power:

It’s funny to talk about the oath judges take to uphold the constitution since the Supreme Court has transformed the Constitution in its decisions. The oath is not really to the original constitution, or to the constitution as amended. It is to some body of law created by the Supreme Court. You can forget about the oath. That is not of significance.

That’s evident from a judicial officer whose views put Al Gore’s “living Constitution” on steroids. Per Posner, the Constitution is what those in power say it is. They define what powers they will assume and what “rights” they will recognize.

That’s tyranny. And Posner is a demonstrable oath-breaker. He is unfit to pass judgment on any American, and certainly unfit to weigh in on what rights we have and how they are to be exercised.

A Congress with integrity and guts would impeach him.

It’s been done before, and for less existential reasons than total disregard for the Constitution — something he had no intention of upholding when he swore that he would.

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