As I mentioned on last Sunday’s show, the aspect of the Zimmerman verdict that impressed me most was the stunning contrast between the common sense and sober, determined actions of a jury who seriously deliberated, cognizant of their enormous responsibility, and delivered a verdict, and the behavior of allegedly learned custodians of our laws and Constitution, like the repellant State Attorney Angela Corey, whose office withheld exculpatory evidence from George Zimmerman’s defense, and fired the whistleblower who tried to stop it, and the buffoonish prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda, who embarrassed himself with a cringe-inducing screech fest that he somehow thought was an appropriate closing argument, and made a horse’s hind end of himself on ABC News yesterday by sneeringly suggesting that we should draw a negative inference from George Zimmerman’s decision not to take the stand. In an equally disgusting display of arrogance and contempt for the rule of law in general, and the Zimmerman jury specifically, Ms. Corey, asked to identify George Zimmerman in one word, replied “Murderer.” These prosecutors and the governor who appointed them acted in the interest of political expediency, not justice, and they should all be ashamed for their involvement in this disgusting circus. The jurors, with their respect for the rule of law, restored my faith in our country, at least temporarily. Everything else about this case was lawlessness and darkness.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. Senate the cadaverous Majority Leader Harry Reid, given no choice by mean, obstructionist Republicans, was threatening to blow up the filibuster by changing Senate rules so that several new members of Obama’s Marxist cabal could be installed in office without opposition. Never mind that it takes 67 votes to change Senate rules. Never mind that in 2005, Reid and even Obama himself had deplored Republicans’ threats to change Senate rules when democrats decided to filibuster Pres. Bush’s judicial nominees. Barack Obama is actually the only sitting president in American history who has voted to filibuster a judicial nomination. The unprecedented use of the filibuster against judicial nominees was the brainchild of Lawrence Tribe, Cass Sunstein and Marcia Greenberg. Who are they? The late Robert Bork, a brilliant legal mind if there ever was one, and one who should know since he inspired the Left’s original efforts to disrupt the process of confirming judges, wrote about it here:
Forty-two of the Senate’s 50 Democrats recently attended a private retreat where they heard a panel, composed of Harvard law professor Laurence H. Tribe, University of Chicago law professor Cass M. Sunstein, and Marcia R. Greenberger, co-director of the National Women’s Law Center, urge them to oppose Mr. Bush’s judicial nominees on the basis that they are conservative. The New York Times reported that one attendee said of the panel: “They said it was important for the Senate to change the ground rules and there was no obligation to confirm someone just because they are scholarly or erudite.” Political correctness is apparently the new standard to which nominees are to be held.
Early this afternoon, after the “nuclear option” was avoided, several democrats took to the Senate floor to lament what they describe as the explosion in use of the filibuster to “obstruct” what the Dear Reader wants to do. And whose fault is that? The democrats started this whole filibuster business because the Left believes that the ends justify the means. They schemed with liberal advocates of judicial activism to “change the ground rules” established by the Constitution. They don’t want the rules to apply to them when they’re trying to “remake” (read destroy) America, but they scream bloody murder when the other side adopts their lawless approach.
So how did we get here? Isn’t it time to connect some dots? It’s simple. An initial act of lawlessness that started a chain of events that brought us to where we are today. Barack Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen,” and as such he has no business occupying the Oval Office. The fact that a “community organizer,” which is a euphemism for one who has contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law, could get elected in the first place is a credit to the Left’s success at dumbing down the population. If we had any doubts about whether he held those views, he removed them with his statements about the Constitution being a document of “negative rights.” Ironically, the drafters of our precious Constitution tried to protect us from the likes of Barack Obama with Article II, never imagining a populace so ignorant that they would disregard its provisions. All of the lawlessness that we have noted here, here, here andhere is the direct result of that initial act of lawlessness. Lawlessness begets more lawlessness. The result is the Chicago on the Potomac.
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