Skip to comments.Judge Assails Schiavo Law
Posted on 03/31/2005 9:55:21 AM PST by Bigfitz
``In resolving the Schiavo controversy it is my judgment that, despite sincere and altruistic motivation, the legislative and executive branches of our government have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people - our Constitution,'' wrote Stanley F. Birch Jr., a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. His opinion accompanied a ruling by the full court refusing to hear an appeal by Schiavo's parents, who want her feeding tube reinserted.
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There's a picture of Birch here:
Thank you, I am going to war with my congressman over this.
Here's the thought that's been on my mind regarding separation of powers:
If we play word games like the Left does, then when did the power of the courts morph from issuing OPINIONS to issuing RULINGS or ORDERS?
If the Executive has the power of ACTING (executing), then the Judiciary issuing RULINGS is usurping the power to act reserved to the Executive.
There can be only one ruler in a Republic, and that is the elected executive. The Legislature makes law, the Executive enforces law, and the Judiciary offers OPINIONS on law, not decrees, orders, or rulings. The Executive should be free to accept or reject the OPINIONS of the Judiciary.
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