SEPTEMBER 16, 2003 - Let’s get the
facts straight up front. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
- for the most recent year for which we have records, 2002 – was
overturned far less often than 4th, 5th, 8th,
and 10th Circuit Federal Appellate Courts.
Wait a second now, we hear nothing on the radio and TV but that the 9th
Circuit Court of Appeals, located, of course, in Bush-hated
California, is so ridiculously liberal, unprofessionally biased and
skewed, that it is the most overturned court in the country, or as
California Gubernatorial candidate Tom McClintock said a few days ago,
“a ridiculous court.”
This is another one of those lies that starts from talk radio and FOX
News and gets repeated so frequently and adamantly by them and by the
legions of Bush-brand goons that go onto the “mainstream” media talk
shows that it, over time, becomes reported as if it is not only true,
but an uncontested fact.
The reason for this assault on the 9th Circuit is obvious –
as with their redistrictings and recalls and recounts, the new breed
of Bush/Limbaugh Republican wants to be able to bully everyone and
everything into being nothing but a right-wing puppet.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was overturned 75% percent
of the time in 2002. The 4th, 5th, 8th,
and 10th Circuit Courts were overturned 100% of the time.
Um, guys, you all have been doing something called LYING. In no way
is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals the most overturned
court in the country.
Now if these percentages seem high to you, they are – this is because
the Supreme Court only agrees to hear or review cases that it might
overturn. Cases it agrees with it simply refuses to hear.
So, don’t take the above numbers to mean that the 4th, 5th,
8th, and 10th Circuit Courts are incompetent or
so unprofessional and biased that they were overturned every single
time the Supreme Court reviewed one of their cases. To do so would
make you a dishonest, manipulative scumbag like the Bush-brand idiots
who try to say having a high percentage of cases overturned means the
9th Circuit Court is out-of-whack liberal.
The appeals court in Virginia , the 4th Circuit Court of
Appeals, is an extremely conservative court. It has been called, “A
court that always veers to the right.” (see
York Times article) It was overturned 100 percent of the time.
So I suppose we should begin by fixing that court, right?
Nope, the Republicans, not satisfied with just stealing congressional
seats through redistrictings and Governorships through recalls, want
to now attack and destroy any court that doesn’t veer to the right as
well. The bullying that Peter Jennings (see
ABC's Peter Jennings
Admits ABC Has Been Bullied To The Right By The Bushies) and
Christiane Amanpour (see
CNN's Christiane Amanpour Joins The Chorus Of Top 'Mainstrem' Media
People Saying They've Been Bullied To The Right By The Bushies)
say is being used even on the top reporters of the largest stations is
now being aimed at the 9th Circuit. This new breed of Bush
Republican will not rest until they have taunted, attacked, and
bullied every single American institution into being nothing but Bush
Republican puppets. And so they are now reportedly looking at
redistricting the 9th Circuit, breaking up the district -
using the fictional excuse of their own creation, that it is “The most
overturned court in America” – so that they can change its makeup to
be more to their liking.
So the question remains what sort of America-hating, ballless pansies
listen to and watch lying distorters whose ultimate goal is to repeat
the same lies over and over until they have you one of their pathetic
mass of disinformed drones, marching as a part of their all-out
assault on America and American values? What sort of weak-minded
cowards cling to FOX News and AM Radio?
This is not a Republican thing or Democrat thing or liberal vs.
conservative thing. A good Texas Republican once warned us about
exactly what is happening. President Eisenhower told us that we had
better, “beware the military industrial complex.” Current Republican
Senator John McCain points out from time to time that the Bush/Cheney
administration and its actions are exactly what Eisenhower had warned
about (see "President
Eisenhower Must Be Speaking Out In His Grave About The Military
Industrial Complex That He Warned About") Eisenhower had said
that its influence was being felt in every office of the federal
government and every corner of the nation. This good conservative
General and President warned us that we, “must guard against,” these
people gaining “undue influence.”
Well, they have it. And they will not rest until they have turned
America into the Soviet Union of old. The situation now is not
conservative against liberal, Republican against Democrat, but good,
moral Americans against self-promoting Bush-brand Machiavellians who
despise everything about America and seek to turn us into the former
Aside from being pathetic, this is entirely stupid, and demonstrates
the reason why President Bush’s foreign policy is such a failure – and
why he doesn’t realize how bad it is or have any willingness or
ability to change it for the better.
It is the Star Wars battle, the light side vs. the dark side. To the
Bushies, power is and success comes through the use of hatred and
belligerent, bullying force. Victory will come by intimidating and
battering people into obeying your will. Yes, exactly the idea the
Soviet Union had that led it to be defeated by…. no one – it was so
fully flawed it just collapsed onto itself.
Having strong surveillance of all of the nation’s citizens, invading
countries they wanted to control, bullying and intimidating anyone
within the country who didn’t support the Party-line were what made
the Soviet Union so weak it buckled at the knees.
America won the cold war because of a power much stronger than atomic
bombs – the power of American values. Freedom, democracy, the
cultural appeal of Hollywood films and American music, and, of course,
a good supply of toilet paper won the will of the people worldwide –
and this will knocked down the Berlin Wall, brought down the Soviet
Union from within, and since has carried people like Milosevic off to
prison. This is the power you can not just feel, but see and hear no
matter where you go on the planet – be it the mountains of Brazil, the
plains of Poland, or an island in the South Pacific: American music,
American TV shows, and a desire on the part of the people there to be
more like Americans, and, in fact, to become American some day.
No amount of nukes could give the Soviets this power. No number of
smart bombs can give it to us. All the nukes on the planet couldn’t
have saved the Soviets. And no number of nukes will be able to save
us if we take the Bush approach of fighting and running the country
the Soviet way.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals leans to the left. The 4th
Circuit Court of Appeals leans to the right. That is how the American
Those of you who choose to join the dishonest, Soviet-like chorus of 9th
Circuit Court attackers, I have just one question for you: if you
hate America and American values so much, why don’t you just leave?
There are lots of undemocratic dictatorships, in South America,
Africa, Asia, that have just the setup you are trying to install in
America. We know you are upset that your favorite side lost the Cold
War, but the Soviet Union is not coming back. Period. Not on The
Moderate Independent’s watch. So you have two options: go to
someplace that hates America like you, or join the rest of us good
Americans who believe in and stand up for truth, freedom, and