Saturday, April 09, 2005

He Gets A Third Letter

Dear Senator Cornyn,

This is my third letter (editor: sorry, I did not blog the second letter) to you asking you to repudiate the following remarks you made on 04/04/05 from the Senate floor:

I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country...I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.
I have called upon you twice to issue a public apology to United States District Court Judge Joan Lefkow and the family of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes. You have implied that they were murdered because of their judicial activism. So, Judge Joan Lefkow's mother and husband were murdered because of her activist decision to dismiss his lawsuit against a hospital over cancer treatment. Judge Rowland Barnes apparently was murdered for his activist role in the retrial of an accused rapist.

Perhaps I can direct your memory to a case closer to your home. On May 29th, 1979, a killer-for-hire, Charles Voyde Harrelson murdered Federal District Judge John Wood Jr. in San Antonio, your hometown. Apparently drug dealers were very disappointed with his activist decisions to send drug dealers to jail and their feelings, how did you put it Senator? builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence. In this case their feelings built up until paid $250,000 to end the judicial activism of Judge Wood.

In today's Washington Post there is an article covering a conference discussing "Remedies to Judicial Tyranny." At that conference author and attorney Edward Vieira discussed what should be done to United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. His statement was:
(Joseph Stalin) had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: 'no man, no problem,'"
The full quote from the Soviet Communist Dictator was Death solves all problems: no man, no problem. Edward Vieira repeated the "no man, no problem" twice and added that "this is not a structural problem we have; this is a problem of personnel."

Senator, if you wish to be percieved as an ally to people and organizations who advocate the murder of sitting judges, you are succeeding. Your refusal to answer any of my letters confirms my impression that you did intend to call for harm to be done to sitting judges, that you do not repudiate the calls of people like Edward Vieira to kill judges. I hope I am mistaken in this belief, but I am starting to think that I am simply in denial and the truth is that I am represented in the Senate by a man who is willing to abrogate the rule of law in favor of a belief that the ends justifies the means.

Truth be told Senator, I don't think you will lose your seat for advocating the murder of men and women you disagree with. Even so, you have motivated me. I will work tirelessly to get you out of office. You are unfit to be a United States Senator and belong, with others of like mind, safely away from the seats of power. Perhaps you might consider thinking on this matter and praying on it as well. One of the graces given us by our Creator is that when we make a mistake and repent of that mistake, we are forgiven.

Best Regards,