Republican President Bush has
nominated who to the Federal Bench????????
It is pretty clear that a majority of Americans have recognized that
we have a major problem in the judicial branch of the federal government.
In fact there is a growing move to persuade Congress to place some
restrictions on the federal judiciary in some areas.
While we commend and support this effort, it is a band aide, rather
than a solution. It is treating the symptoms rather than working toward a
Yes the federal judiciary is out of control having left the bounds
of the Constitution years ago. Reining in the federal judiciary in
is an absolute requirement if Our Constitution is to have any chance of
surviving. But the success of this effort alone will have virtually no
effect on the continuing loss of the Principles upon which Our Country was
Placing restrictions on the judiciary will do nothing to solve the
same problem that also exists in the Executive and Legislative branches of
the federal government, thus will only result in short term relief from
All three branches of the federal government are all operating
outside the bounds of the Constitution and just as critically are no
longer public servants. We were given several warnings by our Founding
Fathers, that were heeded for a brief time, but are now ignored.
But that is a subject for another article, lets return this one to
the current situation evolving out of the persecution of Alabama Supreme
Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
He was prosecuted and persecuted by Alabama Attorney General Bill
Pryor. A man that has shown complete disregard for both the State of
Alabama Constitution and the Constitution of these united States. He
prosecuted Judge Moore with a zeal that is hard to understand, never
giving consideration to Constitutional bounds.
But this man, who has openly shown disregard for both the State and
federal Constitutions that he has taken oaths to defend and serve has been
nominated by President Bush to the federal bench. Remember that once
nominated and confirmed, it is for LIFE.
As long as men are placed into the federal judiciary that have a
proven record of disregarding the bounds of the Constitution and they are
there for LIFE, no amount of tweaking the Legislation coming from Congress
will preserve the Constitution. Thus our statement that placing these
types of restrictions on the judiciary will only have a short term effect.
This subject will be
continued, for now just read the following background on Bill Pryor,
who has been nominated by President Bush for the federal judiciary.
Attorney General Bill Pryor - A 21st Century Benedict Arnold
Former Alabama Governor Fob James appointed Bill
Pryor as Alabama Attorney General to fill a vacancy. In Governor Fob
James own words you will read that Bill Pryor stated he would not give
in to illegal orders from federal judges. That he appointed Bill Pryor
based upon his responses in an interview.
Here is the statement recently release by Governor
Affidavit of Forrest H. “Fob” James Jr.
1. I am a citizen of the United States and the State of Alabama. I
had the privilege of serving as Governor of Alabama twice.
2. One of the primary reasons I ran for Governor in 1994 was a
forty-year pattern of illegal acts by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Forbidding pre-game prayer by young athletes, the removal of the
10 commandments from the schools, and the ever-expanding grab for
power by the courts, especially the federal courts, concerned me.
I repeatedly spoke on these matters throughout my campaign. The
so-called “equity funding” case in Alabama was an example of
judicial arrogance on the home front that I also vigorously
opposed as a candidate for Governor in 1994.
3. In my second term I had the good fortune to have Jeff Sessions
as Attorney-General for a time. After he was elected to the U.S.
Senate, he recommended to me a young man from Mobile named Bill
Pryor to replace him. I remember talking with Bill about Judge
Brevard Hand, a federal judge also from Mobile. Bill spoke highly
of Judge Hand and if I remember correctly, a decision the Judge
had made in the Jaffree school prayer
case in Mobile during my first term as Governor. Judge Hand had
ruled in that case that the U.S. Supreme Court was misusing the
legal system to achieve its own social agenda, while usurping
authority granted only to the legislative branches of government.
As Judge Hand wrote, “We must give no future generation an excuse
to use the same tactic to further their ends which they think
proper under the then political climate as for instance did Adolph
Hitler when he used the court system to further his goals.” I
later asked the Judge to swear me in as Governor for a second term
in 1995, which he graciously did. The main part of my inauguration
in January, 1995, was an historical festival with actors playing
the parts of historical figures like George Washington warning of
“change by usurpation” in our government.
4. I paid more attention to what Washington and Jefferson and
Jackson and Lincoln said about the checks and balances in our
legal system, especially as it relates to checking the power of
the judiciary, than to ambitious and dishonest judges we saw in
the 20th century. I talked with Bill Pryor about all this when I
was considering him for the job of Alabama Attorney-General. He
impressed me with his knowledge of these things and provided me
with some legal papers on “nonacquiescence”
that he was responsible for while at the Tulane Law School. I told
Bill about my view that constitutional officials needed to
challenge the Supreme Court. For instance, for twenty years my
view has been that a Governor should refuse to allow enforcement
of a patently unconstitutional court order, and force the
president to take action one way or the other on the issue. I
don’t mean that we should fight anyone with troops. I do mean that
we should use our constitutional authority to force the great
issue of the day into the provinces of all branches of the federal
government, not just a judiciary that like to sweep everything
under its own rug where it has nearly exclusive control. Bill
Pryor was aware of my views when I appointed him, because we
discussed these things. Bill had indicated nothing, but his
wholehearted support of my position and these issues at the time.
5. I have now heard that Bill Pryor is
prosecuting Roy Moore before the Court of the Judiciary for
refusing to obey a federal court order to remove the Ten
Commandments from the State Judicial Building. If this is true,
Bill’s action today are utterly
contrary to the political and legal convictions he expressed to
me. Had he expressed his present view, I would not have found him
qualified to be Attorney-General of Alabama. The main reason Pryor
was appointed was his understanding, and the ability to express
that understanding, well, that a public official’s highest duty
was to the Constitution of the United States and not to the
Supreme Court or any other entity.
We must ask the question, why would Bill Pryor change his
When you look at the possible answers, none of them are
impressive. The short list of possible answers follows:
- Bill Pryor LIED to Governor Fob James when he was
interviewed. If this is true then Bill Pryor should be removed from
office as being unfit to serve. His nomination to the federal bench
should be rescinded by President Bush
- Bill Pryor has become politically correct in the years since
he was appointed by Fob James. If this is true he should be removed
in his next election as he no longer represents the citizens of
Alabama. He certainly should not be appointed to the federal bench
and his nomination should be rescinded.
- Bill Pryor will cater to special interests and let them
determine his position. In this case, persecuting Judge Moore to
gain favor for his pending nomination to the federal bench. If this
is true he should be impeached from now and his nomination to the
bench should be rescinded.
All of the possible answers are bad. All of them represent a man
of little character and lost integrity.