SCOTUS Thugs At It Again
by Stephen Neitzke, Wed May 31, 2006 at 05:30:05 AM EDT
Re: Garcetti v. Ceballos (04-473), Tue 30 May 2006.
- Removes 1st Amendment rights from, and ensures the arbitrary punishment of, public employees who say or write anything offensive to government hierarchies in their official communications.
- Criminalizes dissent.
SCOTUS, however, in its infinite nit-picking for the greater glory of money-power, robustly contends that it is not Congress. On Tuesday, SCOTUS announced that it can by God abridge the freedom of speech any damned time and any damned way it freaking pleases.
Said SCOTUS: "We hold that when public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, the employees are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the Constitution does not insulate their communications from employer discipline."
As with Bush v. Gore (violating the Constitutionally-defined process of presidential election), and as with Raich v. Gonzales (violating federalism and the 10th Amendment rights of states to determine what is legitimate medical practice, as well as the 9th Amendment rights of individuals to conform to legitimate state law in the use of medical marijuana), and as with Kelo v. City of New London (violating Constitutionally-defined eminent domain), Garcetti is a purely unconstitutional ruling, abridging and violating 1st amendment free speech.
It is the SCOTUS fascist thugs masquerading again as Supreme Court judges.
The assenting judges -- Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito -- have violated the Constitution. They have not protected the rights of citizens. They have violated their oaths to uphold the Constitution. Those factors, taken together, make the decision in Garcetti an act of treason against the nation -- as did the same factors in the findings of treason against the secessionist state legislators in the 1860s.
More important legally, the decision in Garcetti is a felony conspiracy against rights, in violation of federal statute 18 USC 241. Felony forfeits judicial immunity. By stipulation in 18 USC 241, the convicted co-conspirators can be fined and imprisoned for up to ten years. Their life-time appointments to the federal bench are not a factor. Do the felony. Do the time.
Garcetti establishes an unconstitutional anti-law regime. Disposing of this case creates its own felony conspiracy against rights under 18 USC 241. Any future case disposed under its precedent creates its own felony conspiracy against rights under 18 USC 241. We can hold the SCOTUS Thugs responsible for understanding this ongoing legal snarl before their decision was made.
The assenting judges in Garcetti are all constitutional criminals and felons-in-waiting. Their only proper place is in federal prison.
The only reason that the Supreme Thugs will not be criminally prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned is because they are part of the dual-party, three-branch, Bush-Cheney fascist despotism. Constitutional criminal and felon-in-waiting Gonzales, and all his little goosesteppers at the DOJ, have their obstruction of justice act down pat.
There's no help coming.
The Democratic party is up to its eyeballs in the Bush-Cheney Usurpation, which is its own, rolling, anti-law regime. Give the bought-out, sold-out Democrats the power, and the despotism goes on. It's their job. It's been their job since Bush v. Gore. If you can't see that in their behavior and performance, then you're too servile to deal with. Elect any one of them without a signed "tough-love" pledge and an angry constituency in hover mode, and all you can expect is a re-play of Clinton's reneging on all of his campaign reform promises immediately after Election 1992.
We the sovereign people are the only help we get.
It's on us to force politicians to bring down the Bush-Cheney Abomination and renew the Constitution so that nothing like this dual-party, three-branch despotism can ever be perpetrated against us again. This will require dominating citizen action, signaling the politicians in certain terms that we are coming for them, and that we will strip them of their social, economic, and political power.
We are the sovereign here. We will ensure the destruction of our nation if we continue to let the predators fool us with their Machiavellian deceits.
Forward, fully independent, national citizen lawmaking melded with a still-strong but heavily-regulated representative government. Forward, 2nd National Constitutional Convention, strongly protected by generic legislation formulated by citizen proposals and passed into constitutional law in the states.
Among the 2nd NCC's regulating provisions for the federal bench, (1) a mass firing of all federal bench judges, in preparation for elections by direct referendums in each Court's jurisdiction, (2) making every federal bench judge subject to the recall, and (3) a list of prior unconstitutional rulings that are forever barred from use as precedent.
Forward, Constitutional renewal.
Cross-posted from DD Revival, © by Stephen Neitzke, 2006.