It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Does The Supreme Court Really Matter?

The above cartoon illustrates it perfectly. This is what our nation is coming to. The problem really has nothing to do with morality or economics. Believe it or not, this is not a conservative vs. liberal issue. The problem we have with the US court system is unrestrained judges, who are acting independently upon their own political agendas. These are what we commonly know as "activist judges." They are judges who act more like legislators (congressmen) than judges. What the United States of America needs right now are "strict constructionist" judges to fill federal judicial vacancies -- especially in the United States Supreme Court. A "strict constructionist" is a judge who restrains his political beliefs and acts more as an umpire than a player. He simply calls whether a law is constitutional or unconstitutional. He doesn't try to alter legislation himself, to fit his personal idea of what is constitutional, nor does he initiate his own edicts upon the rest of government. When "strict constructionists" are judges, the power of our federal government is more restrained, and States are permitted to run their own affairs without too much federal intervention. This is what we need today in America's divided culture, because what's good for Massachusetts isn't always good for Missouri and vice versa.