Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Senator John Cornyn wonders if Republicans are causing courthouse violence:

People in the celeblere* have mostly missed the point when commenting on Cornyn's statement about attacks on judges. What he said was this: (emp add)
I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.
To clarify: Cronyn wonders if the perception of unaccountable judges is causing courtroom violence.

The sequence is this:
  • Some people speak of "unaccountable judges"
  • This results in a "perception" that there are unaccountable judges.
  • The perception "builds up to the point where some people engage in" courthouse violence
Therefore, in order to find out who is to blame for the violence we must look to those asserting that there are unaccountable judges, as well as those who act as a result of this perception.

Who is talking about unaccountable judges? Who is causing courthouse violence? These people:
* - celeblere (Center Left Blogosphere)


Laura Ingraham has also been repeating this on her radio show.

By Blogger Steve J., at 4/05/2005 8:41 PM  

James Dobson also piles on:

"How could such a great and freedom-loving people have allowed themselves to be dominated by a handful of unelected, unaccountable, arrogant and often godless judges, many of whom receive lifetime appointments and regularly circumvent the democratic process? "

By Blogger Steve J., at 4/05/2005 8:45 PM  

Hey, I had the same idea.

Start Googling up wingnuts preaching about the threat judges pose to the Republic, and you risk carpal tunnel syndrome, don't you?

By Blogger David Bailey, at 4/06/2005 8:24 AM  

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