Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Judicial Tyranny


President Thomas Jefferson  was sincerely one of the greatest American leaders in the History of the free world.  His understanding of the power of the judicial branch of the federal government and it's inherent penchant for Judicial Tyranny marked him as staunch libertarian.

Early on in helping to form the United States Constitution he remarked quite clearly that judicial tyranny took the United States Constitution and turned it into“a thing of wax.”  

He went on to add in a letter to Judge Spencer Roane, Nov. 1819 "The United States Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of a corrupt  judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they may please. It should be remembered, as an axiom of eternal truth in politics, that whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also; in theory only, at first, while the spirit of the people is up, but in practice, as fast as that relaxes. Independence can be trusted nowhere but with the people in mass. They are inherently independent of all but moral law."

In a letter to Letter to Mr. Jarvis, Sept, 1820 Thomas Jeffrerson wrote "   Considering Judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a highly dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place all citizens under the despotism of a Judicial Oligarchy."

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