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JUDICIAL LIMITATIONS

Submitted by Wil Christenson
Sep. 23, 2004

We thank Kent Snyder and the Liberty Committee for this information.

One of the major problems of our day is a run-away Federal Judiciary! The Constitution of the United States is very clear on the issue of Congress having control over which issues the courts may decide and under what conditions a Federal Judge may retain his/her seat. See Article III, Section 2, Paragraph 2, and Article III, Section 1, Paragraph 1 of said Constitution. Article III of the Constitution covers only two pages and is very precise on the duty of the Congress to establish lower courts and regulate both these and the Supreme Court.

H. R. 2028 is an attempt by Congress to re-establish this regulation over the Federal Courts. The Bill has been cosponsored by over 200 members of Congress, indicating that most members are in favor of reining in our Federal Courts. Call or write your Representative telling him/her that you favor Congress regulating our Federal Courts. If your Representative has cosponsored this Bill, congratulations are in order. If not, perhaps you might ask why he has not.

The toll free number to the Capitol Switchboard is 877-762-8762. Ask for your Representative by name.

The Constitution is the Compact between the States which established the Federal Government. Study the Constitution to determine whether the Federal Government has overstepped its bounds. Eternal vigilance is the price of Freedom!

If you wish a shirt pocket size copy containing both the Constitution and the Declaration, reply to this message with you name and address. The cost is $ 2.00 postage paid.

Will Christensen National Vice Chairman Independent American Party usiap.org

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September 23, 2004

Congress will vote today to either affirm or rebuke the notion that federal judges are the supreme interpreters of the Constitution. That notion, according to Thomas Jefferson, is a "very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

Today, the U.S. House will either side with Jefferson, or with activists federal judges, when H.R. 2028 -- to limit federal court jurisdiction in issues relating to the Pledge of Allegiance -- comes up for a vote.

The primary issue is whether or not Congress has the authority to limit jurisdiction of federal courts. Congressman Steve Chabot, chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, stated on September 15, 2004, "When the issue of limiting federal court jurisdiction was raised during the discussions of the Marriage Protection Act, our subcommittee held a hearing examining Congress's authority. Although there was a mixed opinion on whether Congress should exercise its authority, there was a consensus that Congress did, in fact, have the authority under Article III of the Constitution to determine what issues were heard by the Supreme Court under its appellate jurisdiction and by the lower federal courts."

On July 20, 2004, we supported Congress's authority to limit federal court jurisdiction over questions arising under the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act so that the 50 states can determine for themselves whether or not to recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued by other states. Likewise, we support allowing the 50 states to determine for themselves how to decide cases and controversies involving the Pledge of Allegiance.

Urge your U.S. representative to vote for H.R. 2028. It's past time to check the authority of federal judges and to support the authority of the 50 states to decide for themselves. As Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated just three days ago, "Judges have no more capacity than the rest of us to determine what is moral."

To send your message, go to http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/alert/?alertid=6415756&type=CO

Kent Snyder The Liberty Committee http://www.thelibertycommittee.org


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