Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Theofascists deny Supreme Court is a co-equal branch of government
The New York Times reports:
Mr. DeLay, the highest ranking of six Republican congressmen who participated, questioned the Supreme Court's power to strike down federal laws it deemed unconstitutional. The Constitution assigned Congress the power to make laws and limited the federal courts to applying and interpreting those laws, Mr. DeLay said, but "this fact, understood by every high school civics student, has been forgotten in recent decades by too many members of the American judiciary, including, most notably, the United States Supreme Court itself."DeLay wasn't the only one to deny the existence of Marbury v. Madison:
Speaking at the Justice Sunday telecast, Phyllis Schlafly, the veteran Christian conservative organizer, asked: "How do the judges get away with such outrageous decisions? By asserting that Supreme Court decisions are the supreme law of the land. But you know that is not true. That is a terrible heresy.""Heresy" is dissent from or denial of religious doctrine. Mrs. Schlafly just dropped a big fat clue that the "Justice Sunday" view of government is that of the Taliban, not of the people who wrote our Constitution.
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