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[COMMENT: This bit came from American Minute with Bill
Federer. It aptly highlights the potential tyranny of the judicial system,
operating in high gear to day.
October 15, 2007
The U.S. Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas as a Justice on the Supreme
Court on OCTOBER 15, 1991.
When questioned by Senator Thurmond on judicial activism during the
hearings, Clarence Thomas stated:
"The role of a judge is a limited one. It is to...interpret the
Constitution, where called upon, but at no point to impose his or her
will or...opinion in that process."
On OCTOBER 15, 1788, James Madison warned:
"As the courts are generally the last in making the decision, it
results to them, by refusing or not refusing to execute a law, to
stamp it with its final character. This makes the Judiciary
department paramount in fact to the Legislature, which was never
intended and can never be proper."
Jefferson wrote September 11, 1804:
"The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws
are constitutional...not only for themselves in their own sphere of
action, but for the legislature and executive...would make the
judiciary a despotic branch."
Abraham Lincoln stated March 4, 1861:
"If the policy of the Government upon vital questions...is to be
irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they
are made...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers."
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