Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Phyllis Schlafly on federal judges
Schlafly says the activist federal judiciary that is already in place in the U.S. makes it clear that the important thing is not the politics of appointed judges, but the scope of the rulings they take it upon themselves to issue. "It is likely that a number of vacancies on the federal bench will need to be filled," she notes, "and, yes, it's likely that President Bush will appoint some good people." But it is also likely, the conservative spokeswoman adds, that "a lot of good people turn bad
after they get on the court, as we have seen with some of the previous appointments by Republicans."
..."What happens to these judges once they get on the court," Eagle Forum's founder says, "[is that they start] to think they are better and smarter and wiser than the rest of us, and they can say the Constitution means whatever they want it to mean." The proof of this, she asserts, is the turning of several Supreme Court judges nominated by President Ron Reagan who are now considered liberal.
I dunno. This might just be me, but I think Schlafly has seen Star Wars one too many times. She's fighting against Darth Liberal, who entices good conservative judges to turn to the power of the dark side. Darth Liberal: turning good justices bad for 25 years.