Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Reader Sends - Confused Judge forgets where is powers come from

Judge Richard Posner: ‘No value’ in studying the U.S. Constitution

Two things I think you should keep in mind before you dig into this one.

1.  He's from the great Free Fire paradise of Chicago. 'Nuff said.
2.  I had a chance meeting with a reformed lawyer and all around awesome human being, Greg Hopkins, author of A Time to Kill, and lecturer on gun rights.  He mentioned that they no longer teach the Constitution.  Actually, they have not taught the Constitution as it relates to the foundation of Federal law in quite some time.  The Constitution is, instead, taught as vignettes of case studies.  Meaning that the supreme law of the United States, that was ratified in 1788, with its seven articles and 27 amendments, is not taught as the basis of law but only all of the ways that lawyers over the years have cherry picked its language to win a case. 

“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries — well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments),” he wrote. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century.”

Like the internet, cell phones, drones, wire taps, 4473 forms, the IRS, and all other machinations of big government over-reach and malfeasance.

"He added, “let’s not let the dead bury the living.”

"Judge" Posner's powers to adjudicate the freedoms of his fellow countrymen are derived from the Constitution.  That he fails to see the absolutely absurdity of this claim is telling how far removed the perfumed gentry class is from Flyover Country.  I should say that I pity the man when he has to face the stark fact that people are not meant to be ruled.  But I don't.  History tells us that it usually comes to such people right before they are led to furniture that produces a long drop and a sudden stop.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting, that the last amendment to the Constitution was twenty four years ago? I'd think with all the Snowdon revelations, we should have had a flurry of new amendments. No political will I reckon.

idahobob said...

Short rope and tall tree.

It is what All traitors deserve.


Anonymous said...

Do these clowns not take an oath?

The Constitution is obviously not taught - or even read - in law schools. The excellent Publius Huldah blog has emphasized this for years. I met this dear lady twice, the last time a couple of days before my little canoe foray into Big South Fork NRRA during the government shutdown.

This Richard Poser is unfit for the bench, or perhaps anything else; excepting a tall tree and a short rope.

Thanx again, Mike and Matt,


Anonymous said...

Well, Mr Dick Poser,
Let me give you this warning. If you don’t believe in the Constitution, then I guess the Constitution doesn’t believe in you either. Remember, that street runs in two directions. The law (Constitution) protects thee from me, more than it protects me from thee.

B Woodman

Rockin58 said...

Hadn't heard about this one tracking chores being what it is these days. I'd book him to my When the SHTF Clorox List, but even here in the Free State of Texas I'll have plenty to do when the time arrives. So I'll leave this one to my northern Brothers and Sisters. Some quick checks of semi-reliable errornet resources reveals this Mut is now concentrating on "same sex and abortion issues". Said to be a "prolific writer". His male spawn's name is Eric and reads to be following in father's footsteps. Also was "mentioned" as a candidate to have replaced yet another black robed monk called S. Day O'Connor. If Rodham/Clinton is validated, likely given the state of a morbidly ignorant electorate, why do I suspect this name will be heard again.

Anonymous said...

Granted the Founders were not soothsayers. But they believed that the propensity to commit evil is inherent in all of us. Especially unelected and elected governments. Their theory has proven it self to be self evident. Then as well as now. Hence the 2nd Amendment. They will never succeed in pulling our teeth. Americans have never back downed from fighting the good fight. Backing down is not in our DNA. Our forte is to be the greatest and freest nation of the known world. Behind enemy lines ,Ct.

tayronachan said...

"he wrote. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century.” "

What the Founders understood is that human nature does not change. Irregardless of the culture and technology of the day.

Anonymous said...

Can this be the game guy who gave this decision:

Anonymous said...

It's the Harvard Business School method of case studies to show students how to solve business problems. The method assumes students already have a grounding in accounting, finance, management, economics, information technology, marketing and so on because those are prerequisites to getting into the case studies classes. Looks like law schools only half adopted the case method as a means to crank out crooked lawyers if what this yo-yo says is true. It's a far cry from how lawyers traditionally were taught.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is the same guy. And how ironic it is too. This dude would snatch your gun rights in a instant, under the well regulated militia argument destroyed in Heller. He had to hold as Heller and McDonald directed him to and he hated every second of it. See, to him, THAT is a example of a rogue SCOTUS. A bit of foolishness it is.

However, poster is actually right for all the wrong reasons. It is a waste of time for judges to study the constitution, because we are not governed by that document anymore, and have not been for any of our lifetimes.

There is but an illusion of that structure, all created so that the few elected can function as the puppets they are to control anything the controllers want in the moment.

From a Terry stop to open carry prohibition, from no fly lists to no knock warrants, from "is there anything in this car I need to know about" because of a license plate light flickering to a prohibition on manufacturer ture of select fire rifles for anyone but government, from "credentials" for the press pool to carry permits, from selective incorporation to judicial doctrines created in the first place, we live in a time and place when and where "government" does whatever it wants to whomever it wants and absent any accountability whatsoever.

The Constitution was made to limit government. Yet today government has no limits. We The People limited government, but today government limits us.

We have to admit it before we can fix it. Ask yourselves, what happens to people who admit it? Ask Posner.he is wrong about the why, but he dead right about the what. And he gets gallows talk for admitting the what!

That is part of how the controllers keep it going folks...they get you to knee Jerk react, instead thinking it through, exposing their game because you do.

Try acting on your own, rather than reacting how and when the controllers desire. Try simple straight truth, absent their attempted manipulation. It works better.

the Plinker said...

"History tells us that it usually comes to such people right before they are led to furniture that produces a long drop and a sudden stop."

Or the furniture with the basket below and the heavy blade suspended just above.