According to news reports, "President Bush used a recess
appointment Friday [Feb. 20] to give Alabama Attorney General
Bill Pryor a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily.
Pryor was sworn in by U.S. Circuit Judge Ed Carnes in a private
ceremony in Alabama Friday. His appointment is expected to last
until the end of 2005."
Faithful readers of this column know that Pryor was the political
Judas who turned against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice
Roy Moore after promising former Alabama Governor Fob James
and the people of Alabama that he would back Moore "all the
way." In fact, Bill Pryor would never have attained the Alabama
Attorney General's office without his enthusiastic support for
Judge Moore. Therefore, James and others were shocked at Pryor's
sudden decision to prosecute Chief Justice Moore and orchestrate
Moore's removal from the Alabama Supreme Court.
(To read the transcript of Bill Pryor's shocking remarks during the trial and my eyewitness account of the trial, go to my web site:)
After Pryor's betrayal of Chief Justice Moore, many people were
left wondering, "Who or what got to Bill Pryor?" The answer is
obvious: Karl Rove and a promised federal judgeship.
The Bush White House, through Rove, had clandestinely opposed
Roy Moore since he ran for Alabama Chief Justice. When they
could not defeat Moore at the polls, they decided to defeat him
through the federal courts. To accomplish this, they needed a Judas
from inside Alabama. Enter Bill Pryor.
It quickly became obvious to Rove that Pryor was their man. With
the promise of a federal judgeship, he would turn against Chief
Justice Moore and help assure Moore's removal from the bench.
Pryor lived up to his end of the bargain and now Bush and Rove
have lived up to their end. Last Friday, President Bush used a
recess appointment to install Pryor as a federal appeals court judge.
The Judas money has been paid.
When you read Bill Pryor's remarks at Chief Justice Moore's
"trial," you will be instantly impressed with the fact that Pryor is a
firm believer in transjudicialism. He actually believes that federal
judges do not merely interpret the law, they are the law. Pryor
suffers from the same disease that many in the judiciary seem to
suffer from these days: the belief that a judge's opinion, not the
Constitution, is law of the land.
Beyond that, Bill Pryor believes that a judge's opinion is greater in
authority than even a person's moral conscience. In Pryor's world,
there is no freedom of conscience and no freedom of religion. In
Pryor's world, a judge's ruling is superior to moral, natural, or
even divine law. In Pryor's world, a federal judge is a de facto
king. In other words, Bill Pryor is a judicial tyrant!
However, Bill Pryor is even worse than a judicial tyrant. He is a
Judas turncoat who obtained his position by lying to Governor Fob
James and the people of Alabama and by betraying a man far
greater in honor and character than himself. There is a place
reserved for such men, and even a federal judge has no authority or
power there! As with Judas of old, Bill Pryor will learn that when
one trades truth and honor for thirty pieces of silver, he always
makes a bad deal.
© Chuck Baldwin
NOTE TO THE READER:
Chuck Baldwin's commentaries are copyrighted and may be republished, reposted, or emailed providing the person or organization doing so does not charge for subscriptions or advertising and that the column is copied intact and that full credit is given and that Chuck's web site address is included.
Editors or Publishers of publications charging for subscriptions or advertising who want to run these columns must contact Chuck Baldwin for permission. Radio or television Talk Show Hosts interested in scheduling an interview with Chuck should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit Chuck's web site at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com.
When responding, please include your name, city and state.
To subscribe to these columns, send a message to
email@example.com with the words subscribe
chuckwagon in the body of the message. To unsubscribe put the
words unsubscribe chuckwagon in the body of the message.