Supreme Court Justices are Behaving Badly

Contrary to the notion that Supreme Court Justices are appointed for Life, the truth is that the Constitution indicates that they shall hold office during times of good behavior.

The question that needs to be asked is what constitutes bad behavior and who determines if the Justices on the Supreme Court are doing their job satisfactorily?

Justices that demonstrate their competency are ones making judgments that are aligned with the Constitution. When Justices deviate from the Constitution and make decisions that expand the power of the Congress and the President they are reveal their bad behavior.

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Royal Proclamations and Executive Orders

Our Founding Fathers went to war to stop the tyrant King George III. The King had issued a series of Royal Decrees or Proclamations without receiving the consent of the people. The Colonists knew that the King was violating their rights and that the King was going to continue to do so as long as they remained silent.

After petitioning the King for many years for a redress of their grievances, the people finally decided to take action.

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, it was their intent to prevent the president from abusing their rights like the King had done. They prohibited him from creating his own laws by granting to Congress ALL legislative powers. Congress has allowed the presidents to circumvent the Constitution by allowing him to make his own laws without the consent of people.

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The Doctrine of Equal Footing of the States

The Doctrine of the Equality of States, (also called Equal Footing), is based on Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which says:

“New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.”

Additionally, since the admission of Tennessee in 1796, Congress has included in each State’s act of admission a clause providing that the State enters the Union “on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever.”

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Freedom is Against the Law

Freedom was illegal in the Colonies in 1776 and Freedom is still illegal in America today. Those that signed the Declaration of Independence knew that a tyrannical government would never relinquish its power without resistance.

Governments are supposed to protect the rights of the people, but if they are not held in check, they will begin to abuse the people that they were created to protect. Rather than protecting the people, governments tend to protect the ruling class and enslave everyone else. This scheme will work as long as the people cling to the illusion that they are free.

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What is Good Behavior?

Contrary to the notion that Supreme Court Justices are appointed for Life, the truth is that the Constitution indicates that they shall hold office during times of good behavior. The question that needs to be asked is what constitutes bad behavior and who determines if the Justices on the Supreme Court are doing their job…

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The Foundation of Sound Government

In Frederick Bastiat’s “The Law” he defines the principles for sound government. One of his premises he advocates is that man can only delegate to his government powers that he possesses. Since a man can not initiate force against another unless he is defending his life, liberty or property, he can not delegate to his government to the right to violate the unalienable rights of people living in a foreign state. A nation that initites force against it must be in the defense of their rights. Pre-emptive strikes are a violation of the principles of sound government.

Read what Frederick Bastiat had to say about the subject:

What Is Law?

What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.

Each of us has a natural right — from God —to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two.

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What is a Statesman?

According to Karl Marx a government should do what is best for the greater good of the greater number. Unfortunately, there are many elected officials in our Country that have embraced his philosophy In a totalitarian state the government controls the people whlle in a Republic the people control the government. Dictators can not enslave…

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