[ Saturday, August 23, 2003 ]
Ala. Judge Relents on Monument (washingtonpost.com)
"MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 22 -- After defying a federal court order and drawing hundreds of cheering Christian activists to this capital city, Alabama's crusading chief justice conceded today and said that he will not try to block the removal of his 2-ton Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Supreme Court building"
Faith, or Politics??
Rule of law, or Rule of god??
Insanity, or merely mortal weakness??
"If judges were the rule of law, we'd still have slavery!" intoned judge Moore the other day.
Reading the stories on this event throws me into the 'way-back machine, back to the REAL times of Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war and its ignominius end,...
back to a time when, by all accounts, reading the papers and magazines of the day, judges WERE the rule of law.
As late as 1971, when hitch-hiking from Warner-Robbins AFB in Georgia to the babes of Daytona Beach, various deputies from various counties in both states made it quite clear in no uncertain terms. "Judge so-and-so IS THE LAW around here, yankee. 'Get it??"
We've come a long way since 1971.
Or have we?
gonzoliberal [1:55 PM]