Sunday, May 18, 2008

Governor Schwarzenegger Explains Activist Judges

"When the people vote, people are not legal experts, constitutional experts or any of that," he said. "I think that's why we have the courts. People may vote with good intentions, but then the court says, 'This is not constitutional.'

"It's not that the court interferes with the will of the people," he added. "But the court says, 'You voted for something, but it's not constitutionally right, so let's rework this.' That's really the idea."

Wow, that's the best "excuse" I've heard yet for activist judges who overturn the will of the people to promote their own agenda. Governor Schwarzenegger was actually defending his wishy-washy, now-I'm-a-liberal stance on gay marriage, but I thought his attempt to defend activist judges was interesting...right up to the part where he said, "It's not that the court interferes with the will of the people." Uhhh...isn't that exactly what they did when they OVERTURN the vote of the people?

Here's the whole article.

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