Skip to comments.Congressman Billybob's Speech at Today's March for Justice II
Posted on 04/07/2005 5:29:30 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob
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Well Earl Warren of the Warren court was a republican appointed by Dwight Eisenhower.
Late in life Eisenhower said the biggest disappointment of his presidency was how Earl Warren turned out.
In today's Being a Suprreme court member is as close as anyone can come to being a dictator. It is so hard to determine what a person will do when given that kind of power. The huge power of the Supreme court changes many people. They say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Absolute power is what the Supreme court has.
I am amazed that we even have one justice that wants to limit his own power.
Any report on how the day went?
I am with you on this:
we can start putting pressure on these clowns.However, when such pressure evokes some of the rather vile sentiments thrown about these threads, I ain't gonna ride that pony. Pressure, yes. War on the judiciary? That's not even a joke. Marshall settled judicial review a long time ago. Levin can damn him and it all day long, but he can't change it. Listen to Scalia instead.
Yeah, I was looking foreward to pictures by now. There's not even an after action report on file. ??? ???
Strange, isn't it?
This amply illustrates the importance of the President's next pick(s) for the Supreme Court - let us all pray he does a better job of it than Ronald Reagan and Geo. H.W. Bush did with justices O'Connor, Kennedy, and Souter - three of the biggest disgraces to their nominators who have ever soiled the bench!
I'm flattered. Thanks.
LOL! Stupid question, did they play darts back then?
Excellent speech, sir. We are proud to have you as a fellow Freeper.
I'm hoping that there will be an after-action report. I'd love to see some photos!
Fantastic piece, Congressman.
The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment....
I long for the days of the former being reality as I question the court's capacity in the latter.
Keep fighting the good fight!
This has got to be THE PROUDEST MOMENT yet, for me as a FReeper. I am over flowing with tears of joy, knowing we are so well represented in D.C. - and that where I cannot stand - others are.
ALL of my prayers are with you - and rest assured - this will post to EVERY BOARD I can get it to.
To God be the Glory, Great Things He Hath Done...
And He has given US a voice - let the bells of TRUTH ring LOUD and CLEAR - make no MISTAKE - WE MEAN BUSINESS!!!
GO FReepers!!! Love to all, JK
PING!! and post it and sing it to the MOUNTAINS!!!!
THE FReepers are in D.C.!!!
Praise God! JK
I took a bunch of pictures when I was there, and will post them tomorrow. I don't know the technology, and Mr. SoVa isn't available until tomorrow afternoon.
Got some good ones though.
And another historical oddity: Sam Adams' brewery went bankrupt.
Cool. I'll be looking forward to it!
However, when such pressure evokes some of the rather vile sentiments thrown about these threads, I ain't gonna ride that pony. Pressure, yes. War on the judiciary? That's not even a joke. Marshall settled judicial review a long time ago. Levin can damn him and it all day long, but he can't change it. Listen to Scalia instead.
Absolutly! The problem is SOME here let their passions get out of control. Passion is good, but when you let it get out of control and controling what you do, nothing good happens.
I planned on attending the March but a family emergency forced me to stay home. :( I am so proud of you guys for doing this. I want to read all about it later when I have time.
Outa' da park!
That written Constitution of the United States of America, containing its own prescribed method for change, was intended by America's Founders to endure for the ages.
The so-called "Living Constitution" destroyers of its protections have ignored the Founders' built-in protection for our liberties--the Amendment Process, prescribed in the document itself.
The Founders' writings testify to the fact that the judiciary was never intended to be a "law making" branch of government, and Jefferson spoke eloquently of the manner in which their "interpretation" should be accomplished:
"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
Never would the Founders have abandoned the prescribed Amendment Process, as Alexander Hamilton made clear in the following declaration:
"Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon them collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption or even knowledge of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives [the executive, judiciary, or legislature]; in a departure from it prior to such an act."
Ignorance, or deliberate disregard of this safeguard prescribed by America's Founders has led us to where we are today.
But it sounds like all had a great time. Waiting for pics...
...for reading at home.
Probably, but it wouldn't have mattered, since their computer monitors were made out of pewter.
Thank you for a memorable speech, Congressman Billybob! Well done. My nominations are Congressman Billybob, Mark Levin and Zell Miller.
You are right, actually. No one wants to hear that the entire constitution needs to be burned and then rebuilt from the ground up, but that is what needs to happen.
Appointing strict-constructionist judges is no cure. The tradition of judges with good conservative track records becoming drunk with power is long and bloody.
Unfortunately I wasn't there! I just read his speech at the beginning of the thread which was posted by "Felicity Farquar"--what a neat name--Mrs. Billybob, that is. I'm hoping it may be mentioned in the Washington Times--I'm a mail subscriber and they pick up items no one else bothers to cover.
However, it was a great day!
I took my family, and we dropped off letters at Senator Santorum's and Senator Specter's offices (they were both out) urging them to help put a stop to this unconstitutional filibustering of Judicial nominees.
Specter's office even gave copies of the US Constitution to my three kids!
After going to Senator Santorum's office, we got off the elevator on the wrong floor, and had to go down a long hallway to exit the senate office building we were in.
We were walking along, and some woman came up behind our group real fast, and said, "Excuse us! Excuse us!"
I looked over my shoulder and saw 3 secret service agents, surrounding Hillary Clinton. Hillary passed by us just a few feet away. We whispered to the kids and told them who she was.
We all followed her down the hall, it was a real laugh.
One of the FReepers with our group leaned over to me and said, "She really DOES have a big butt!" (or something quite appropriate like that.)
It was a beautiful day, and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The kids met Jim Robinson and we had our picture taken with him. The kids saw the White House, the Capital, the Supreme Court, and the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson monuments while we were driving into and out of DC.
It was good to meet you, Jim. Thank you!
See post # 135 for a brief after FReep report. Sorry, I didn't take a camera.
Your presence, voice and stories so comforted me at yesterday's late luncheon that I felt confident enough to have my first full glass of beer in over two years. Thank you, sir, very much.
Not that I'm hinting, but if someone would do my homework, I could read the manual and figure out how to put the photos on. Could have been on sooner, but my return home was delayed by a beer and the carryings-on of a certain founder, the world's most engaging presenter, and a Freeper who will go unnamed, but who did order a Filibuster Burger. You know who you are.
Photos tomorrow evening, when I call in my markers and ask Mr. SoVa to post some, and send the rest to Kristinn for identification of the suspects.
Meanwhile, all your photo are belong to us.
A well thought out speech is always the best and this one is a winner. I sent it over to R. Robert Monterrosa, Esq at the Canyon News about 8:30 this morning just to give him something to chew on.
On May 24th, 2001 when Kofi Annan had the meeting with our Justices at the Supreme Court I had the feeling that this unprecendented meeting would hold ill fruits for the American people and our form of Governemnt. I just had a hunch that our Constitution would be shredding or burning while they discussed the New World Order.
Justice OConnor apparently thinks our nation can get along fine without the Constitution to constrain our government and we the people don't need all the rights and freedoms we now have.
Until once again, it comes across loud and clear to everyone that "We the people are the ultimate sovereign power" we will continue to lose our nation with all the rights and freedoms so many fought and died to give us.
IMO, we need to make a clean sweep through our legislative halls and bring in a full 100% new set of elected Americans who are not corrupted to the glory of power and status.
These people need to be on the exact same Social Security system that the American citizens have, not a retirement system designed for kings and queens.
One question for you Sir.
At the end of this speech did you snatch your hat from your head and stomp it flat?
Wouldn't that chap a bunch of arses? :)
It would be high point indeed in my life to see any of them nominated and to witness the reaction, hysteria, screeching, and apoplexy of the liberals in response.
The photo in #67 was from a Photobucket.com album.
Here's the photo link:
I know that with Photobucket, you can just truncate the image (jpg) part of the URL and see the whole album.
So here's the album:
Yesterday I was able to view it, but today I can't.
Most of the shots in it are of the speakers.
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