Ramon Arias | March 27, 2017
“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life if secured against all liability to account.” (Thomas Jefferson letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823)
Lest we forget, America’s form of federal government was created as an experiment by moving away from the monarchy rule. Of the three branches of government, Thomas Jefferson saw the judicial as the most dangerous of all, since federal judges are not elected but appointed for life. The Founding Fathers missed it on this branch by not limiting their time in office and unknowingly or unwillingly made them absolute monarchs, thus defeating the purpose of the experimental government. Jefferson stated this well: “In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life if secured against all liability to account.”
For the last 194 years, since Jefferson’s letter to A. Coray, most of the federal judges have not been held accountable for their decisions, which are only loyal to their political ideologies thus leading the cultural transformation of this country down the road of destruction by imposing moral corruption.
We continue to witness and live under judicial tyranny, and now the precedent has been set by judges to stop President Trump from constitutionally exercising his authority to put a temporary ban on visas from six countries with severe terrorist conflicts. If these federal judges are allowed to get away with such unconstitutional decisions, it sends a signal for any activist judge to continue with their plans to obstruct this presidency.
The cunning allegations of these judges by affirming a “constitutional right” for those who are not at present in the United States and are not citizens yet they presume to give them rights is the outcome of believing they are untouchable in their benches and black robes. Was the Constitution written in a way that only judges could interpret it? Or, was it written so every person could understand it and know when federally elected or non-elected officials are in violation? The truth is that the Constitution is written in a way that anyone can understand it without an “expert’s interpretation.” Is the judiciary untouchable by the law? The facts reveal that no one has such a privilege unless they are given a pass by those responsible for holding them accountable.
Article III of the U.S. Constitution Section 1 says:
The Judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Notice that it says, federal judges could only be in office during “good behavior.” Is it good behavior for judges to make decisions by legislating bad law from their bench? Keep in mind judges are always looking for something that is not in the Constitution, searching in between the lines and reaching into the penumbras to come up with implausible answers. Giving rights to foreigners that are not even in the United States is creating a constitutional fable.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), gives President Trump authority for an alien foreign ban as established in section 212 (f):
“(f) Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
While in office, judges must have good behavior, this is what the Constitution establishes, and bad should not be misconstrued into appearance of good. Do you think the violation of the Constitution is bad behavior? Can bad behavior be grounds for impeachment or removal? It is clear to me they can be and should be. Have you heard the saying “no one is above the law”? Well, guess what, that includes judges and any federal official, all are subject to impeachment. The following comment is from Justia U.S. Law:
Judges.—Article III, § 1, specifically provides judges with “good behavior” tenure, but the Constitution nowhere expressly vests the power to remove upon bad behavior, and it has been assumed that judges are made subject to the impeachment power through being labeled “civil officers.” 766 The records in the Convention make this a plausible though not necessary interpretation.767 And, in fact, eleven of the fifteen impeachments reaching trial in the Senate have been directed at federal judges, and all seven of those convicted in impeachment trials have been judges. 768 So settled apparently is this interpretation that the major arguments, scholarly and political, have concerned the question of whether judges, as well as others, are subject to impeachment for conduct that does not constitute an indictable offense, and the question of whether impeachment is the exclusive removal device for judges.769 (emphasis added).
Congress is responsible for the impeachment of judges, presidents, and their members. Until the judge’s life term in office is overturned, the Legislators could clean up the lower courts of lawless tyrants. What is stopping them from doing their job? Not the Constitution, and Article II Section 4 gives us the judicial reference:
The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Do we have enough people in Congress that care about the future of the nation and are willing to act upon campaign promises for smaller government? How well do you know those who represent you in D.C.? The words “We the People” have not been removed from the Constitution, and it’s a reminder that it is up to us to become involved in changing the political climate of corruption.
America’s foundations have been eroding for over two hundred years; a process that has been accelerating since the middle of the twentieth century. If you read the Communist Manifesto you will learn that it is that document that governs the nation and not the Constitution. The cultural darkness that has overtaken the country can be reversed when we unconditionally embrace God’s standard of living; nothing short of this will do.
Godly men and women in civil government who always have in their minds and hearts that God is the Sovereign Ruler of the nations have the correct worldview. Knowing God’s law by heart and how it applies to all areas of life gives a sure foundation for decision-making; when we add the knowledge of our national history the whole perspective comes into focus and will give the believer the conviction to act like Jehoshaphat king of Judah (873–849 B.C.) whose reforms in government and society brought peace and prosperity to the nation:
“He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, ‘Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment. Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking bribes.’” 2 Chronicles 19:5-7 (ESV)
When men and women disregard the rule of law and order, they open the flood gates to those who will reach a place of appointing themselves as the only ones that can lead people to a better life, only to find that they were on the wrong path. However, when people acknowledge that life is an opportunity to make things better for everyone under God’s plan, things can only go well. The Bible remains the irreplaceable blueprint for all of life.
“To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature, may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law and government, appears to a common understanding altogether irreconcilable. Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced a very dissimilar theory. They have supposed that the deity, from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever.” — Alexander Hamilton
“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.” James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance — 1785