November 12, 2004

The Judiciary in all this

The scariest thing of all is that we can no longer have confidence in the judiciary, due to the fact that the five dishonest justices who rendered the lawless majority decision in Bush v. Gore are still there. We do well to remember Justice John Paul Stevens's powerful dissent:

"Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. "

And this is what Judge Guido Calabresi had to say about what the Supreme Court had done:

"In a way that occurred before but is rare in the United States ... somebody came to power as a result of the illegitimate acts of a legitimate institution that had the right to put somebody in power. The reason I emphasize that is because that is exactly what happened when Mussolini was put in by the king of Italy. The King of Italy had the right to put Mussolini in, though he had not won an election, and make him prime minister. That is what happened when Hindenburg put Hitler in. I am not suggesting for a moment that Bush is Hitler. I want to be clear on that, but it is a situation which is extremely unusual."

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