Here comes the judge

Back in the day, in my Restaurant Business and Law class, I remember the instructor saying that, “our judicial system isn’t perfect but it’s the best we can do.”

Well, I don’t really think it’s the best we can do.

Yes, we do have some very good law enforcement officers out there; Sheriff Joe Arpaio comes to mind.

The reason I know he’s doing a good job is that Eric Holder’s office is suing him. And there are some very good Justices on the Bench also. But, it’s how we choose them that concerns me.

It seems to me that “Ideology” is the prime qualifier for consideration to the bench, especially the Supreme Court. It appalls me that whether a justice would, or would not repeal the abortion decision “Roe vs Wade” is the primary qualifier for the highest court in the land.

What about applying the principals, set forth by our Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to judicial decisions before the bench? I have yet to see in those documents where a woman’s “right to choose to terminate a pregnancy” is listed.

No matter what party is in power, it is not beneficial for our country to choose any judge by ideology. Justice by ideology means justice for only one segment of the population, not equal justice for all. And shouldn’t the law apply equally?

Man has proven countless times that he cannot rule himself due to his inbred lust for power, greed and cruelty, a.k.a. “sin”. It all comes down to lack of a conscience and values that should be taught to children by loving parents, not life experiences.

The obvious challenge is for the people to restore respect, honor and integrity to our justice system?

Gregory Weigle

South Williamsport

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