High Court To Consider
Government's Low Tactics
by Steven Geoffrey Gieseler - December 28th, 2009 - American Thinker
... This parade of monstrosities might seem like something out of a dystopian novel or a third-world country, but it happened to an American citizen theoretically protected by the American Constitution. What's worse, the courts -- largely unwilling to second-guess the government when it comes to property rights, which are unique among constitutional guarantees -- signed off on the down-zoning scheme, ignored the scope of the project rule, allowed the trial manipulation, and thus rubber-stamped thirty years of government abuse of Gilbert Fornatora.I would argue that this case has already proved there is no justice in America - our Constitution means nothing. The Supreme Court, by tolerating the continuing and ongoing abuses of government goons all over our nation (not just in this case but on a regular basis), has already destroyed our Constitution. Even if Fornatora wins, he will have endured many years of government oppression sanctioned by our Supreme Court. No matter what the ruling at this late date, that oppression will not be undone. Nor will anything ever be done to punish the goons who practiced that oppression.
What is sad is that most lawyers and judges think somehow our courts are great because people who have enough money and persistence can ultimately get justice... maybe. I argue that the reality is America has become a nation where oppression is common because our courts are corrupt. This case proves my argument, and no matter the outcome, it will still prove it. Victory by Fornatora will merely be farce.
Nonunion Auto Retirees
Cry Foul Over Deal
by William Ehart and Andrea Billups - December 24th, 2009 - The Washington Times
... 22,000 other Delphi salaried retirees understand these are hard times for everyone, especially those in the auto industry -- but they feel discriminated against because they did not belong to a union.It is all about power, not wealth. It always was. These people do not have a problem with someone else's money being stolen in a bankruptcy that ignores the rule of law and favors those with political power. They think only about themselves. They just don't like when it is not them getting the special deals. They think only about themselves just as they have their entire working lives. They didn't care about the non-union workers who had to pay more than their cars were worth back when the UAW was able to extort exorbitant wages from GM, which even non union workers at GM benefited from.
That's because GM is making up a $4.3 billion pension shortfall for its union workers and retirees who split off with Delphi, but not the $2.5 billion shortfall for salaried workers and retirees. About 46,000 union retirees are involved.
About 400 retirees at American Axle & Manufacturing are also affected, even though they never worked for Delphi. The company was created in 1994 when GM sold five plants to American Axle. GM kept those workers' pensions, then placed them with Delphi after the spin-off.
Delphi, based in Troy, Mich., has since closed most of its North American plants. Its current salaried employees' pensions are also being slashed.
Mrs. Hampton, who supports President Obama, doesn't understand why the salaried retirees and employees were singled out and wants the government to make them whole, too.
Just as the Democratic administration was accused of tilting the playing field in favor of its union allies in other aspects of GM's bankruptcy, salaried Delphi retirees say the union pension deal is unfair.
It is still all about me... me... me... and they don't like the new rules.
The lady in the article does not care about people who are not as well off as she whose life savings were stolen in the bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM. They were the "rich" whose wealth Obama was going to redistribute. She never cared until it turned out that the definition of rich was pliable. Non union workers turned out to be a part of the rich too.
Now it is whine... whine... whine...
This isn't fair she whines. It was not supposed to be her wealth that got redistributed. What she never understood was that when the rule of law is abandoned, the poor cannot always find enough rich who can be screwed to make everyone happy. They found that out in the French revolution too. No matter how many rich have their heads cut off, there is never enough left to go around.
The Supreme Court Is A Fraud
Does anyone trust the Supreme Court to follow to the rule of law in these two cases?
Religious freedom at stake - by Alan Sears
Should a Young Democrats club on a university campus be compelled to elect Republican officers? Should a student chapter of PETA be forced to be led by an ardent hunter and taxidermist?The dislocation of judicial discernment - by Jed Gldastein
If you say no, you're one up on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled in a crucial case earlier this year that Christian clubs on university campuses forfeit official recognition unless they're open to non-Christian leaders and voting members.
The case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, centers on the contention by administrators at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco that a campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society -- a nationwide association of Christian lawyers, judges, law students and professors -- is discriminating against people on the basis of religion because the chapter requires its elected officers and official members to sign a statement of faith embracing Christian theology and behavior.
No honest and thoughtful person believes that the ACORN apparatus is entitled to public funding. It is a socially subversive organization, and it undermines common sense to think otherwise. Yet, Federal District Court Judge Nina Gershon has now ruled that Congress must fund ACORN for services to be rendered under previously signed federal contracts.I never thought I would reach a point where I had no confidence that judicial tyrants would rule the correct way in cases as obvious as the ones listed above. Yet that point has been reached. The Supreme Court sat by idly while Barack Obama stole billions of dollars from average citizens and gave it to the UAW in the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies. The process was blatantly against the law. Yet not one of the corrupt power hungry demagogues on our highest court said a word.
According to the New York Times, Judge Gershon’s decision is based on the notion that ACORN was “singled out by Congress for punishment” without “any judicial, or even administrative, process adjudicating guilt.” The judge’s decision thus clothes itself in the garb of Fifth Amendment “due process,” and in doing so attempts to trump the legislative power vouchsafed to Congress under Article I of the Constitution.
Our courts have become as corrupt as any banana Republic dictatorship anywhere in the world.
Black Panther Subpoenas
Editorial - December 6th, 2009 - Washington Times
Could it be that President Obama's legal team is imploding due to a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party? So many new developments regarding the Black Panther case occurred in the latter half of last week that it is hard keeping up with them all. But none of them look good for the Obama administration or for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Justice Department.Of course this opinion rests upon the assumption that the American Justice System still cares about justice. With the justice Department actively subverting justice, who is truly stupid enough to believe that this is still true.
Our Nine Tyrants, the "Supremes" continue to appear indifferent to the numerous signs our system has become a farce. The system is too complicated and too politically influenced to deal with the constant abuses that result in bad convictions, governmental abuse and a constant stream of criminals walking free with their victims standing helpless and outraged at the courthouse door.
Here in our area of North Carolina, the incredible abuse of the national Department of Justice - getting a court to rule that a county dominated by blacks cannot be freed from the assistance of their insight into how to run their county - proves the corruption. In fact, the blacks who run the county are merely precluded from doing anything that would interfere with a socialist system of government. As long as it redistributes wealth through the dominance of the Democrat Party, they can do anything they like.
This is justice?