The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Democracy as a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting; an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights. At the heart of democracy is the concept of choice. Without choice, there can not be a democracy. When we vote for the president, a governor, a federal or state representative, we should always have a choice. If voters do not have a choice, we can not longer call this system of government a democracy, but a tyranny. We thought that tyrannies were long gone, especially in the U.S., one of the premier examples of democracy around the world, but to our surprise, we came to find out about one of the most subtle but most dangerous forms of tyrannies in our own flesh.
Democracy is analogous to a person, and just like a person can be divided into three equally important parts: Body, Mind, and Soul. In the same manner, the person of Democracy as created by our forefathers in a Republic, it can be divided into three equally important parts or systems, also known as powers: Executive, Legislative and Judicial powers.
The Executive power is equivalent to our physical body, the one that carries out the action of our thoughts, and the desires and judgments of our souls. It is the most visible of all powers, and the one we can most easily associate with the person of Democracy.
The Legislative power is equivalent to our minds, the organ that processes our thoughts. It looks at the natural laws of our universe, analyzes the problems a nation might be facing, and creates laws to best solve these problems for the benefit and betterment of its people.
The Judicial power is equivalent to our souls, that invisible Divine breath of life that tells us what is right and wrong. It interprets and decides the true “spirit” of our laws, weights issues as in a balance, and judges the true intentions of a nation’s heart. A sick judicial system is one of the most dangerous diseases for a democratic nation. Just like when a person has a sick soul, and one can not correctly judge between right or wrong, where there is a sick judicial system, a government can not correctly differentiate between what is right or wrong for its people. Such a sick judicial system calls “evil good and good evil, puts darkness for light and light for darkness, bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20); Examples here: http://www.votefamily.us/religious-persecution-in-america/, http://www.votefamily.us/dr-mario-jimenez-florida-senate-candidate-dist-37/judicial-system-ousted-god-from-schools/.
Unfortunately, underneath the radar to most voters, a new form of tyranny has been brewing, which we have termed “judicial tyranny.” It is caused by the violation of one of the most fundamental principles taught by our American forefathers, the separation of powers, http://www.votefamily.us/the-root-cause/.
Add to this, another violation of one of the most basic principles of democracy, the violation of the principle of choice, and we end up with the government abuses we see today. At least in Florida, a great number of judicial races are currently run without giving voters a choice. Instead, a specialized body of attorneys decides what attorneys are qualified to run in a judicial race, and despite Florida having a great number of unemployed or underemployed attorneys, many of these judicial races only have a single candidate for it. So, when people vote, these judges are almost elected by default. This loophole has opened the door to a tremendous amount of abuses and anomalies, as we have personally witnessed in the Miami-Dade Family Court judicial system, and many others report happening all around the country. Please see http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/how-corrupt-is-americas-judicial-system-testtube-news/vi-BBmbEX9?ocid=iehp for some recent examples.
We believe that the judicial tyranny currently experienced in the U.S. has reached massive proportions, causing a very serious sickness at the very soul of this nation, and that this illness is threatening the very own existence of this most blessed nation. The solution to the sickness plaguing this nation lies in the restoration of this nation’s soul, its judicial system, one judge at a time, thus the creation of this website, NewJudge.com.
We believe that one of the most outrageous examples of the loss of the nation’s soul, i.e. our Judicial System, is the recent decision on same-sex marriage: As Chief Justice Roberts puts it: “Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise “neither force nor will but merely judgment.”…for those who believe in a government of laws, not of men, the majority’s approach is …an act of will, not legal judgment. The right it announces has no basis in the Constitution or this Court’s precedent.” And Justice Scalia adds: “Today‘s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court…This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.” Possible solutions: Exposing Judges’ Unaccountability and Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing. By Dr. Richard
The solution to this problem is simple: the judicial system, like the other two powers of the government, must be fully accountable to the will of the people, and for that, they must appear for re-elections at the ballots whether to face an opponent or for a confidence vote from the people they serve.
“Democracy must be learned by each generation” –Benjamin Franklin
“A government of the people, for the people, and by the people” -Abraham Lincoln