Walker’s ruling yesterday, in which he trampled on the will of seven million
Californians, is a monstrous, egregious, reprehensible expression of judicial
activism and tyranny.
According to Judge
Walker, it is not longer “We the People,” it is now “I the Judge.”
Although almost no
other organizations other than the American Family Association are making an
issue of this, Judge Walker should have recused himself from this case since he
is a practicing homosexual. This created a clear conflict of interest, and he
had no business issuing a ruling on a matter on which he had such a huge
personal and private interest.
His own personal
sexual proclitivies utterly compromised his ability to make an impartial ruling
in this case. After all, the bottom line issue is whether homosexual behavior,
with all its threats to psychological and physical health, is behavior that
should be promoted in any rational society.
Judge Walker has
already decided this issue for himself, and has no business putting himself in
a place where his own personal value judgments could be substituted for the
express will of the people of California.
He is Exhibit A as
to why homosexuals should be disqualified from public office. Character is an
important qualification for public service, and what an individual does in his
private sexual life is a critical component of character. A man who ignores
time-honored standards of sexual behavior simply cannot be trusted with the
power of public office.
This, by the way, is
why Elana Kagan should not be elevated to the Supreme Court. Although she has
not come out of the closet herself, her lesbian partner has, and Ms. Kagan’s
sexual preference is an open secret in Washington circles. Her indulgence in
sexually aberrant behavior should make her ineligible to serve on the highest
court in the land.
You will find no
mention of marriage in the federal constitution at all. The authority to
establish marriage policy is not among the 18 enumerated powers given to the
federal government in Article I, Section 8. This means, according to the 10th
Amendment, that establishing marriage policy is none of the federal
government’s business. That’s a power reserved to the states.
The 1996 Defense of
Marriage Act, signed into law by President Clinton, makes this expressly clear,
by protecting the constitutional right of each state to establish marriage
policy for itself, without its marriage policy being dictated to it by another
state, let alone a tyrannical federal judge.
violated his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution the moment he
accepted this case, and he violated it again by imposing his own moral views of
human sexuality on the residents of California.
Despite all the
blather we hear about judges being unaccountable, they in fact are not. They do
not, contrary to myth, have lifetime appointments. According to the
Constitution, they serve only “during good Behaviour.”
The power of
impeachment was given to Congress by the Founders expressly to serve as a check
on the federal judiciary. They are not an unaccountable branch; they are
accountable to Congress, and it’s time for Congress to use its power and
dethrone this petty, black-robed tyrant.
Since Judge Walker’s
blatant judicial tyranny is an example of very, very bad behavior, he can and
should be impeached by the House of Representatives. It’s time for Americans to
appeal to their congressmen and urge this course of action, and to get them on
record as to whether they are willing to hold out-of-control judges to account
We’re past the time
where we can simply wring our hands and talk endlessly about how bad things are
in Washington. It is time for action.
Members of the House
of Representatives can do something about this, and we must expect them to do
members of the House and Senate must realize is that if they do not take
appropriate action here, conservative, pro-family voters are going to start
checking out completely.
will say, “What’s the point? Why bother even going to the polls, if all the big
decisions are made by out-of-control federal judges? What’s the point of
cultural engagement if we no longer have the right to govern ourselves, and our
elected officials won’t intervene to protect our constitutional rights to
members of the House and Senate want to preserve the energy in their base and
preserve what is left of the American experiment, it’s time for them to step up
to the plate and do what is in their power to remove Judge Vaughn Walker from
the federal bench.
It’s past time for
him to go, and past time for Congress to begin holding federal judges
accountable for gross breaches of their oath of office.