Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

March 28, 2005

Laws of the World

Filed under: General — Bunker @ 5:57 pm

One of my senators, and Wallace’s flag football buddy, John Cornyn, has a good article in National Review Online today.

This is — to put it lightly — not how our legal system is supposed to work. To the contrary, our Founding Fathers fought the Revolutionary War precisely in order to stop foreign governments from telling us what our laws say. The Declaration of Independence specifically complains that the American Revolution was justified because King George “has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws.” It was “We the People of the United States” who ordained and established a Constitution of the United States, one that includes a mechanism by which only “We the People of the United States” can change it if necessary. And of course, every federal judge and justice swears an oath to “faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me…under the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

He has introduced a resolution admonishing the Court to follow American–and in this case, Texan–law, and not that of Europeans whom we do not elect.

Adjudication without representation.


  1. I may see John on Tuesday. He’ll be in town for a round table discussion concerning social security reform.

    Comment by Wallace-Midland, Texas — March 28, 2005 @ 10:07 pm

  2. Be sure to emphasize to him that McCain-Feingold needs to be repealed.

    Comment by Bunker — March 29, 2005 @ 9:45 am

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