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Hear, hear. Go tell it on the Mountain, Larry.

Liberal Lawyers But Conservative Judges. Why?

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Adam Liptak: “Lawyers on average are much more liberal than the general population, a new study has found. But judges are more conservative than the average lawyer, to say nothing of the graduates of top law schools.”

What accounts for the gap? The answer, the study says, is that judicial selection processes are affected by politics.

“Politics plays a really significant role in shaping our judicial system,” said Maya Sen, a political scientist at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and one of the authors of the study. Since judges tend to be more conservative than lawyers, she said, it stands to reason that the officials who appoint judges and the voters who elect them are taking account of ideology. She said the phenomenon amounted to a politicization of the courts, driven largely by conservatives’ swimming against the political tide of the legal profession.

“The study explored a distinctive feature of American justice. Foreign legal systems tend to be homogeneous, she said, with lawyers and judges closely aligned ideologically.”

“Conservatives had worked hard and effectively to ensure representation of their views on the courts. They have cultivated candidates for the bench, notably through the Federalist Society, the conservative legal group active on law school campuses.”

“But if the numbers of conservative candidates remains small … it makes strategic sense to deploy candidates on the courts that matter most. The study’s authors call this ‘strategic politicization.’”

Both Tony and Larry have touched on the stumbling block that we need to overcome. The many government usurpations at ALL levels of government are so huge that the majority of the population AND our so-called "representatives haven't a clue of what we are discussing here. The public is intentionally educated to be ignorant and submissive, and the representatives either are ignorant, controlled, or influenced by outside interests, whether they know it or not. Both the people and the states are so totally dependent-on and addicted-to the corporate federal government that any attempts to return to a lawful Constitutional government would be seen as a disruption of the world we have become progressively accustomed to. It's the federal "addiction" we need to point out to the public. Both the people and the states need to comprehend this. But our states are represented by ignorant or corrupted dupes.

Attempting to fix the usurpation using OUR Constitutional tools promised, but within the present corrupt environment of courts, state houses, and tainted representatives is like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Our discussion group can reasonably agree on the approximate timing of when things got twisted. We need to go back to the intentions and lawful words of OUR Constitution and delete everything from the 11th Amendment forward, take back our courts, close all federal agencies, return to sound money, etc... This will be quite a disruption as the public will not know how to conduct themselves when they are free. They must learn how to simplify their thinking and actions. They are totally dependent on THE SYSTEM. As it is with any addiction, going cold turkey is usually very painful for the addicted. That, and the bankers/political drug dealers will make sure there is tormoil to suffer for saving their customer/slave.

An Article V Convention is a good idea, but we need to plan for the disruptions that we expect to develope. Point out the expected changes ahead of the return to freedom. The environment as we know it will be totally different than what we are used to and human nature is resistant to change. That's WHY we have been brought to this position by using a "progressive" deception method. The political criminals are very good at what they do!

An Article V Convention MUST be under OUR contol and NOT the present-day politicians, as they are likely to corrupt the attempt for some new gain we can't even contemplate at this time. We must expect it. Look at what they've done throughout history. We must be prepared for an attack from the very politicians and bankers that we intend to take the public's "perceived" authority away from. They are not expected to go away queitly and without a fight. This will be a life or death, take-no-prisoners battle for total control of a nation and set another precedent for an entire world. Just as the first attempt at the "Great American Experiment". They didn't like it then. History does and will repeat itself. We regain freedom by lawful tools and remedies, or the natural and historical expectations for a revolution. Either will be painful at first.


Couldn't have said it better myself, Mike,

But I have been saying all of this for a long time. In fact, each one of those statements is a subject of one or more of My Articles.

"The public is intentionally educated to be ignorant and submissive, and the representatives either are ignorant, controlled, or influenced by outside interests, whether they know it or not."

Exactly right Mike. This is called "Brainwashing".

"Both the people and the states are totally dependent-on and addicted-to the corporate federal government."

Exactly, and they call it an "Entitlement".

"...delete everything from the 11th Amendment forward, take back our courts, close all federal agencies, return to sound money."

I couldn't agree more; and the reason is, that this is exactly where everything started to unravel. In fact, I'm not sure if you're aware, but I have introduced the idea that not only do we need an Article V Convention, but have proposed 44 New Amendments to be considered for addition to our existing "Law of the Land".

"...we need to plan for the disruptions that we expect to develop."

And those disruptions will come from what Van Jones called the "Bottom-Up, Top-Down, Inside-Out" solution. 

"We must be prepared for an attack from the very politicians and bankers that we intend to take the public's "perceived" authority away from."

Unlike what you tend to be insinuating, the trouble is not going to come directly from the Top, (the politicians,etc.), they will get the Bottom to do their dirty work for them. Then the Top will come Down with the new "laws" that they claim is their "Only Choice" solution to the disorder coming from the Bottom-Up; in an artificially created "Emergency, Martial Law" Declaration, complete with Re-Education Centers and FEMA Camps.

"History does and will repeat itself."

And yes we have seen this all before. You think the "Authority created by the NDAA won't be for those "Rednecks, clinging to their guns and Religion" and all those "TEA-Baggers"? Think twice. This is exactly why they passed that "Law".

"mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."

Declaration of Independence

Morton is this the picture that is missing?

Synopsis of each ratified amendment[edit]

# Subject Date submitted for Ratification[3] Date ratification completed[3] Ratification time span[4]
1st Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
2nd Protects the right to keep and bear arms. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
3rd Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, prohibiting it during peacetime. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
4th Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause as determined by a neutral judge or magistrate. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
5th Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
6th Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
7th Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
8th Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
9th Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
10th Reinforces the principle of federalism by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution. September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2 years
2 months
20 days
11th Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity. March 4, 1794 February 7, 1795 11 months
3 days
12th Revises presidential election procedures. December 9, 1803 June 15, 1804 6 months
6 days
13th Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. January 31, 1865 December 6, 1865 10 months
6 days
14th Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues. June 13, 1866 July 9, 1868 2 years
0 months
26 days
15th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude. February 26, 1869 February 3, 1870 11 months
8 days
16th Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census. July 12, 1909 February 3, 1913 3 years
6 months
22 days
17th Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. May 13, 1912 April 8, 1913 10 months
26 days
18th Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States.
(Repealed December 5, 1933)
December 18, 1917 January 16, 1919 1 year
0 months
29 days
19th Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex. June 4, 1919 August 18, 1920 1 year
2 months
14 days
20th Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President (January 20) and Senators and Representatives (January 3) end and begin. March 2, 1932 January 23, 1933 10 months
21 days
21st Repeals the 18th Amendment and prohibits the transportation or importation into the United States of alcohol for delivery or use in violation of applicable laws. February 20, 1933 December 5, 1933 9 months
15 days
22nd Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once. March 24, 1947 February 27, 1951 3 years
11 months
6 days
23rd Grants the District of Columbia electors (the number of electors being equal to the least populous state) in the Electoral College. June 16, 1960 March 29, 1961 9 months
12 days
24th Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax. September 14, 1962 January 23, 1964 1 year
4 months
27 days
25th Addresses succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities. July 6, 1965 February 10, 1967 1 year
7 months
4 days
26th Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens, eighteen years of age or older, to vote on account of age. March 23, 1971 July 1, 1971 3 months
8 days
27th Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives. September 25, 1789 May 7, 1992 202 years
7 months
12 days

Summation of ratification data for each ratified amendment[edit]

It is my position that the A.V Convention is a mistake, as the founders desired we use the Tenth Amendment, and Nullification. Both Protect the Constitution as well as proscribe response to unConstitutional acts. 

Here is my powerpoint on the issue.

See:  Article V Convention and why not:  www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/41085340

Thank you for the opportunity to comment, and your site is beyond measure, concerning useful and insightful information.

LT. Robert K. Powell GDO ( ret. ) Oregon City, Oregon

On the Tenth Amendment or Nullification, I don't agree that this is viable in today's "Ignorance and Apathy" world. But, on the BBA's proposed, I totally agree. You are correct. That will not help. If however there is some amendment or two that will help, perhaps I have already considered it and pontificated as much. See if you agree. I will email you the file. Watch for it in your email.

Power is never surrendered it must be "TAKEN AWAY" and that is what Article V is all about. States can pass amendments that go so far as to disband Congress, the Courts and the Executive if 38+ State legislatures so ratify. 

So, there is no fear about the Necessary and proper clause because it applies to the Article I section 8 enumerated powers not to the entire body of law as McCulloch V Maryland found in Justice Marshall second usurping of powers not give. I am working on a piece about when we lost the concept of the Constitution as a limit on the Federal government.

As of today Obama is correct we have no functioning limits on Government because they just ignore the Constitution. So, it is left to the States to repair the breach in the wall of protection.

So, Article V and a Constitutional Convention is to regain the powers given to the States by the Founding Fathers?  If so, is there a chance that all necessary states will join the movement of restoration?

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