Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Paul: freedom's just another word for Kelo

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R (wink-wink, nudge-nudge)-Surfside, writing about the Kelo/eminent domain decision of the Supreme Court, says fed government's "checks and balances" is a freakin' joke:

The notion that the judicial branch of government serves as a watchdog to curb legislative and executive abuses has been entirely exposed as an illusion. Judges not only fail to defend our freedoms, they actively infringe upon them by acting as de facto legislators. Thus Kelo serves as a stark reminder that we cannot rely on judges to protect our freedoms...

It is folly to believe we will regain lost freedoms if only the right individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court. Republican presidents, including conservative icon Ronald Reagan, have appointed some of our very worst Supreme Court Justices. In today’s political context, it frankly matters very little whom President Bush appoints to replace Justice O’Connor.


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