Time To Impeach A Few More Federal Judges

In the case of Gonzalez v Arizona 200  the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s Proposition 200 which would require Arizona residents who want to register to vote to provide documentary proof of citizenship. Yup. That’s the same Arizona that is having so many problems with illegal immigrants. Plubius  Huldah explains what  Judges Sandra S. Ikuta & Sandra Day O’Connor ruled:

…The people of Arizona may not do that. Those two judges say that Proposition 200 is void as inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg (NVRA), the “central purpose” of which is “to increase voter registration by streamlining voter registration procedures” (Opinion p. 30). 1 The NVRA does not require applicants for voter registration to provide documentary proof of citizenship. Therefore, say Ikuta & O’Connor, the STATES may not require it.

To this layman this decision is absurd. It is tantamount to saying that citizenship is not a prerequisite to vote in  the United States. So I assume they would concur that people from whatever country can enter the US with visas or without, stay long enough to get some type of identification, and register to vote. They then can stay or leave but come back for every election and vote to create an America that suits them.So bring them  from south of the border, bring them from north of the border, and bring them in from each coast and let non-Americans vote. Sounds preposterous but that is essentially what these two nimrod judges are saying.

Plubius-Huldah, as I’ve told you before is a lawyer and an expert in constitutional and in the Federalist Papers. First she tells us what the constitution actually says in  Art. I, Sec. 2, cl. 1:

1.   Article I, Sec. 2, clause 1, U.S. Constitution, says:

The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. [emphasis added]

She then goes on to build her case against this decision using the constitution and the Federalist Papers as her tools. As always she does a beautiful job of it. It is worth reading. But let me present one paragraph the sums up her points

6.  So!  Under Art. I, Sec. 2, cl. 1; the 17th Amendment, cl. 1; and the 15th, 19th, 24th, & 26th Amendments, The People of the States may set whatever qualifications they like for registering citizens to vote, as long as they do not deny it to any citizenon account of race (15th Amendment), sex (19th Amendment), failure to pay a tax (24th Amendment), or age for those 18 years or more (26th Amendment).  States are free to deny registration to black citizens, female citizens, tax avoider citizens, and citizens over the age of 18 on other grounds – such as conviction of a felony, or illiteracy in English. 3 States may require, as a condition to registering to vote, that citizens pass a Logic test, outline The Federalist Papers, take an Oath to support the Constitution, and recite the Declaration of Independence by Heart!  States may prohibit welfare recipients – the “Take It From Somebody Else And Give It To Me” block – from voting altogether.  4 The only way the federal government can lawfully force any one State to register the illiterates, the irrational, the ignorant, the welfare parasites, or invading Mexican aliens, is by Constitutional Amendment ratified by three fourths of the  OTHER States (Art. V).

So clearly  it is the states that have the right to set the requisite for voting and not the Federal government. And the only way to change that is by amending the constitution.

Folks, our founding fathers put the impeachment articles in the constitution for very good reasons. Impeachment is not an easy process and it shouldn’t be. But it can be done and has been done. We the people need to make more use of this process to get rid of activist judges. If ever two judges deserved to be impeached, these two judges do. 

This is not just an issue that just affects Arizona. This decision affects all of America. Its time to start an e-mail campaign to our congressmen demanding that these two judges be impeached.

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10 thoughts on “Time To Impeach A Few More Federal Judges

  1. Stunning. The other side of the coin is that by States having the right to decide the process, they now have come up with all types of voting subject to corruption. Washington has all absentee ballot voting. California decided that the two top vote getters regardless of party, will be the final candidates. Our voter machines have no paper trail, just a membrane sheet like the old commodore 64 computer keyboards. I could easily move about. This computerized voting is very worrisome. They cannot have it both ways.

  2. Not only do these two judges need to face impeachment, but everyone sent to Washington needs to realize that the unwillingness to impeach for obvious offenses is a dereliction of their duty.

    With one party, the Democrats, using their power to implement an ideological change instead of strengthening America, we will not see this kind of responsible accountability taking place at all.

    Getting Congress to do this even with the GOP in charge will take a complete about face from how they have conducted the people’s business in recent times.

    Thanks for keeping this issue, which is so fundamental to the integrity of our system of government, in the forefront among our blogger friends!

  3. Gotta love the 9th Circuit Court. That’s one concentrated level of lawyer-fail going on in that jurisdiction.

  4. This is the kind of thing that I just shake my head at. Can’t understand it at all. Why would an American citizen not be willing to show proof of citizenship before they register to vote is beyond me. How such a requirement infringes upon anyone’s ability to register to vote is beyond me. Of course, Maine had a measure on their ballot in November that would allow non-citizens to vote in their local elections. Thankfully, it failed, but go figure that one out.

    1. It boggles the mind doesn’t it. When federal judges can behave this way with impunity, it’s no wonder that our constitution has been stretched and twisted until it is not recognizable any more. IMPEACHMENT NOW!

  5. This is another example of how our country has become backwards. Clearly the states have the right to decide voting requirements yet this judge ruled Arizona’s law unconstitutional because it violated federal law. It would seem to me that the federal law is the law that is unconstitutional. When is this going to end!

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