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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ex-justice O'Connor shows contempt for public

A news article said,

TRAVERSE CITY — States must teach their students more about government or risk losing any future respect for laws and judicial rulings, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor told a dwindling group of the nation’s governors in Traverse City on Monday.

On the last day of the four-day National Governors Association conference at the Grand Traverse Resort, O’Connor said an uneducated public is responsible for recent harsh criticism of the judiciary.

She cited ballot initiatives in South Dakota and Colorado as examples.

In South Dakota, voters defeated a measure to strip governmental immunity from judges, opening them up to civil lawsuits from people who appeared in their courts. In Colorado, voters defeated a measure to put term limits on state Appeals and Supreme Court judges.

She also mentioned efforts to impeach federal judges.

By calling for more civic education, O'Connor is showing her contempt for the American public. It is very annoying for us to go to school for so many years and then be told that we're ignorant. About one-fourth of Americans are college graduates.

Judges misuse the judicial independence principle to try to discredit legitimate criticism of bad decisions.

My thanks to JAIL4Judges (now linked in my sidebar) for bringing this article to my attention.

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Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> By calling for more civic education, O'Connor is showing her contempt for the American public. <

What a great leap of illogic!


> It is very annoying for us to go to school for so many years and then be told that we're ignorant. About one-fourth of Americans are college graduates. <

You are a college graduate and you are ignorant.

> Judges misuse the judicial independence principle to try to discredit legitimate criticism of bad decisions. <

Where did she do this?

You are getting worse. Seek professional help.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 6:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Connor makes a great point about the need for more civic education. The majority of Americans do not know exactly how the government is supposed to work. This is especially true with awareness of both federal and state laws. You can look over many court transcripts from public records and see a significant majority of defendants pleading ignorance of the law in their defense, which has already been established as an invalid excuse for breaking said laws.

Look at yourself for an instance:

Your recent filing of that report to the IRS over wiki's perceived violation of section 501(c)(3) for its nonprofit status stems from the fact that you misinterpreted both the section of the law and the actions that wiki had taken in removing your partisan and biased comments. Wiki is supposed to focus on documented facts with references. Anything unsupported or just plain contrary to all available evidence (like your biased and source-less comments) can and should be removed due to the fact that

A)They are not documented facts

and

B)The inclusion of your biased comments on an article pertaining to an upcoming election would violate wiki's non-profit status under section 501(c)(3).

The fact that you keep refusing to acknowledge this fact and continue to hurl insults and make completely irrelevant and illogical arguments demonstrates O'Connor's point nicely.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Sherry D. said...

I come back and see that it keeps getting worse. Most of the discussion is going on over Larry's head and it seems to be completely invisible to him. At the same time, failing to have a logical basis for his positions, he replies with insults.

He seems to have a great problem with analytical thinking. This is surprising for someone who was once an engineer, yet he pulls out one ridiculous analogy or misinterpretation after another. It is definitely symptomatic of a progressing mental disease.

I have urged him to seek help but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears, as do most of the arguments given here.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this is why he is so anti-academic. Probably washed out of every engineering-related position due to his award-winning personality and thought process and now all that angst has manifested itself into this steaming pile of hate and ignorance he calls an anti-censorship blog.

I checked out Larry's contribution history all over the net. He seem to like sharing his insanity on many blogs, forums, and anywhere else where one can leave comments. I think poor Larry just wants some attention. If he has any kids, I bet they don't speak to him anymore.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> Probably washed out of every engineering-related position due to his award-winning personality and thought process <

Correct. I know the guy but he is too dumb to figure out who I am.

> If he has any kids, I bet they don't speak to him anymore. <

He has no kids. He is the oldest virgin in California.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 4:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the gene pool remains safe for another day!

Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:07:00 PM  
Blogger shrimplate said...

The "oldest virgin in California?" What, he's fifteen years old and he's an out-of-work college-educated engineer?!

Heheh.

Monday, July 30, 2007 8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add 45-46 years and you have him nailed.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 4:35:00 PM  

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