March 17, 2006

No Death Threats Pleas

Apparently, some idiot threated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on an internet chat room, saying that

"OK commandoes, here is your first patriotic assignment ... an easy one. Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and O'Connor have publicly stated that they use (foreign) laws and rulings to decide how to rule on American cases. This is a huge threat to our republic and constitutional freedom ... If you are what you say you are, and NOT armchair patriots, then those two justices will not live another week."

This is odious, intolerable, and insulting in more than one way. You just don't do assassinations when peaceful means are at hand to correct abuses. This is Thomas Jefferson, "right of rebellion" 101 stuff. Justices are subject to removal for high crimes and misdemeanors and if Justice Ginsburg is using foreign law inappropriately, the House and Senate know how to run an impeachment and removal trial. They've done it before.

To say that its time to kill a justice is to say that not only is the Justice not fit to serve but that the Congress is too corrupt to do its duty as well. For the good of the country, the guys on the right need to root out and stomp on such irresponsible talk quickly and firmly. We don't need this.

Posted by TMLutas at March 17, 2006 02:37 PM