There is a growing concern in America that the judiciary is no longer enforcing natures laws as written in the US Constitution or upholding the Bill of Rights. The US Constitution, Article VI states:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Citizens are seeing a judiciary that is part of a growing dysfunctional government, particularly at the federal level. Recent decisions by federal district court judges and the US Supreme Court have ordinary people scratching their heads. This growing dissatisfaction has led to the creation of grassroots groups like Jail4Judges.org. Jail4Judges website states it is a, “[N]ational grassroots organization designed to end the rampant and pervasive judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States.”
Perhaps the recent and most watched case of “rampant and pervasive judicial corruption in the legal system” at the state level was the George Zimmerman case in Florida. Many saw the Zimmerman case as a “political show trial” rather than an effort to serve justice and enforce the law. In the Zimmerman case no grand jury was ever empaneled. Had there been a grand jury, the case may never have gone to trial. Mark I. Sutherland in his book “Judicial Tyranny: The New Kings of America” forward notes, “We live in the greatest nation on Planet Earth, but it is becoming more and more apparent that in order to keep it great, people must do something to stop the federal courts that are daily setting themselves above the law and dictating how we should live and what we should think.”
History demonstrates that those wearing black robes are not immune to racism and bigotry.
Perhaps the most notable case, of many, of racism and bigotry is that of Carrie Buck, a helpless Virginia teenager. Edwin Black, in his book “War Against the Weak” shows how judicial corruption was rampant in Carrie Buck’s case. Black writes, “Carrie Buck’s mother, Emma, was one of Charlottesville’s least respected citizens. Widowed and worthless, living on the margins of society, Emma was deemed a perfect candidate for feeblemindedness … On April 1, 1920, Emma was hauled before the so-called Commission on Feeblemindedness. Justice of the Peace C.D. Shackleford convened the very brief hearing … A few minutes later, Emma was officially deemed feebleminded. Shackleford signed the order of commitment, declaring she was ‘suspected of being feeble minded or epileptic.’ Five days later, Emma was driven to the Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. There she was consigned to Ward Five . She would remain at the colony for the rest of her life.”
But it did not end there.
Black found, “One day in the summer of 1923, seventeen-year-old Carrie [the daughter of Emma Buck] was found to be pregnant. She explained she had been raped … On January 23, 1924, [Justice] Shackleford convened a brief hearing … Carrie was quickly declared ‘feebleminded’ and transferred to the custody of the Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. For Shackleford it was the second generation of Bucks he had sent to the colony-first the mother, Emma, and now the daughter, Carrie.”
“By March 30, 1924, Virginia’s eugenics law, which now included numerous due process safeguards, was finally passed by both state houses and signed by the governor. It was to take effect on June 17, 1924,” notes Black. “Carrie’s arrival at the colony was delayed until June 4, just days before the new [Virginia] sterilization law took effect. A legal guardian, Robert Shelton, was properly appointed for her and properly paid $5 per day, just as the statute and due process required. On September 10, 1924, a colony review board properly met and ruled Carrie ‘is feebleminded and by the laws of heredity is the probable potential parent of socially inadequate offspring, likewise afflicted…”
Carrie became a test of Virginia’s eugenic law. The idea was to appeal of Virginia’s sterilization law “[I]n order that we may test the constitutionality through our state courts, event to the Supreme Court of the United States.” The legal challenge was scheduled for November 18, 1924 with Carrie represented by attorney Irving Whitehead “a staunch eugenicist, founding father of the colony and an advocate of sterilization, who was to champion Carrie Buck’s defense.”
“If the Supreme Court would uphold Carrie Buck’s sterilization, the floodgates of eugenic cleansing would be opened across the United States for thousands,” wrote Black. In Buck vs Bell 1927, none other than Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in the majority opinion “the words that would reverberate forever”:
It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.
Eugenical sterilization was now the law of the land.
Fast forward to today. The judicial system is accountable only to itself. There is no outside review of judicial malfeasance from the bench. Judges are closely protected by none other than their fellow judges, who among other things, cannot be sued. Is it any wonder that there are groups like Jail4Judges springing up across America?