Monday, October 10, 2011

President Gingrich Would Rightly Ignore Unconstitutional Court Rulings

"[Chief Justice] John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!" - President Andrew Jackson (purportedly) 

I haven't been paying very much attention to the GOP presidential campaigns and debates, but my best guess is that there hasn't really been much discussion going on about the courts and the judges who preside over them.  The seeming one exception to this is Newt Gingrich who, in the following appearance on Face the Nation, forthrightly says Federal judges have effectively become dictators over the American people.  In his administration, Gingrich says that blatantly unconstitutional court rulings will be ignored, and the Federal judges who make them will be publicly held accountable and perhaps removed from the bench.

Even though I think Gingrich has too much personal baggage to overcome to win the GOP nomination for president, I really like what he saying in his campaign about the courts.  Hopefully, the other GOP candidates will take his cue and broaden the discussion.


Mark in Spokane said...

I am steadily becoming more and more impressed with Ginrich, although I am afraid that I agree with you about his personal baggage. He is the most nimble and insightful commentator of the current crop of GOP hopefuls. But at this point, not electable given his past history. Unfortunately. I hope I'm wrong about that, but I don't think I am.

Cheryl Jones said...

I really like his take on the courts too. The activist, Communist judges need to go!