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Judges increasingly act as if the rule of law means people must obey whatever drools down the lips of any social engineer who is cloaked in a black robe. Judges believe that whatever they say is the rule of law, which is a notion they probably picked up during their law school instruction.
There is an open secret that an oath to uphold the Constitution does not mean upholding the non-smudge letters stored at the National Archives. Rather, the oath that judges (and all other politicians) take means, they think, upholding whatever they say the Constitution means.
This prerogative, of course, is not something to be accorded to mere mortals, aka taxpayers and voters. The rest of the population cannot be trusted, they seem to believe, with this sacred process of daily modifying the Constitution.
More and more Americans are seeing behind the curtain, much as in the Wizard of Oz. The Delphic voice of the gods behind the judicial curtain is actually a bunch of guys and gals who have fooled us. Once we look behind the curtain we find out that their wisdom is really a crock of politically correct rubbish which almost always assaults the Constitution rather than upholds it.
What is surprising is that a judge would tell us this. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been rather candid about the usurpations of his colleagues. Even more surprising is that a sitting state judge ≠ Robert H. Dierker, Jr. of the 22nd Judicial District of Missouri ≠ has written a book laying out exactly how extensive is the coup d'etat being carried out by the nationís judicial class.
Dierker's book is entitled The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault. If you think that my language is blunt, please read the Judgeís book. You should, even if you donít think my language is blunt.
One of the more lucid statements of what the Second Amendment means is found in Dierkerís book (page 80): "Until the advent of the liberal judicial imperium, the meaning of the Second Amendment admitted of no doubt. The right to keep and bear arms was seen as a natural right, and the reference to the "militia" was no more than a recognition that every able-bodied male citizen of the age of sixteen constituted the reserve armed force of every state."
The Tyranny of Tolerance is a wide-ranging look at the many perversions of the law that have been perpetrated by the judiciary in our day. It is a wake-up call for voters to ask politicians what kind of judges they are going to place in state and federal judiciaries. If We the People donít make an issue of it, the problem will only get worse.
This is the book that should be Constitutional Law 101 in every law school. More than likely, however, students caught with a copy will face immediate expulsion. They will be treated at least as harshly as a student caught with a ≠ gasp ≠ gun while on campus. Of course, it would be imprudent to be caught in a jury box with this tome.
As a closing aside, Judge Dierker has penned this volume on his own time while not in any judicial building. When I interviewed him for my Live Fire radio show, we both got an early start for the day so the Judge could do the show from home. His PC "colleagues" are not happy with his book, and already some are trying to bring him up on ethics charges. Indeed. A judge telling the truth! What is the world coming to?
© 2007 Larry Pratt - All Rights Reserved
Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 27 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms.
He published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990 and was editor of a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, 1995. His latest book, On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty was published in 2001.
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The Tyranny of Tolerance is a wide-ranging look at the many perversions of the law that have been perpetrated by the judiciary in our day.