By Jon Christian Ryter
December 7, 2003
We correctly think of the invisible money barons who own the Federal Reserve and the central banks of all the nations of the world as the most powerful men in the world. And they are. With the spoken word, a nod and a handshake, binding contracts for billions if not trillions of dollars are cast in iron. With their approval, men who might otherwise live in relative obscurity become governors and presidents. Without their approval, presidents tremble and kingdoms fall. These are the titans of the world. They are virtually omnipotent from a humanistic sense--and they are completely invisible. From on-high they govern those who govern. They are the masters of the universe who are shaping Earth into global hegemony of subservient nation-states that will shortly become a universal, multi-continental nation governed for, and by, the elite's of the world. Below them on the ladder of power are the presidents, prime ministers and bureaucratic minions--those we commonly view as the most powerful men and women in the world. They are the lawmakers and the bureaucratic administrators of social justice in the developed world. The geopolitical policies they implement determine the direction of nations and whether peace or war envelopes the globe.
In the sphere we observe with our eyes and other senses, these two groups are the most powerful men and women in the world. Or are they?
In the United States of America, the politicians are legally obligated to observe the protective protocol of the Bill of Rights when they enact the laws by which we are governed. However, the men in black who "judge" the merits of the laws of the land have assumed for themselves the right to ignore, or mitigate the Bill of Rights in their decisions by coupling unrelated laws together in order to either "veto" existing case law or create new laws that allow the men in black to promulgate an unpopular social agenda that could never be successfully legislated by the lawmakers.
Three recent examples of judicial abuse are found in  the Dec. 2, 2003 ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court that allows police officers to violate the 4th Amendment with "no knock" searches. In that decision, the high court ruled in U.S. v Banks that the police, if they believe a suspect will destroy the evidence against them if they have a chance, do not have to wait before breaking down the door.
Dah? Excuse me?
What police officer would think otherwise?
All those in favor of waiting for the suspect to ditch the evidence against him before they let the police in, raise their hand. Everyone else, break down the door.
On July 28, 1998 North Las Vegas police raided the home of LaShawn Lowell Banks with a search warrant. They knocked, and even before someone 20 feet from the door could possibly have opened it, they crashed the door in.
When they got inside, Banks had just stepped out of his shower, dripping wet, to answer the door. The masked police officers took Banks, naked and dripping wet, handcuffed into the kitchen for interrogation. They found crack cocaine. Banks was arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison. He appealed to the 9th Circuit. The appellate court ruled that the 4th Amendment mandated that officers wait a reasonable period after knocking before breaking down the door. The 9th Circuit Court threw out the conviction on the grounds that the evidence against Banks was secured by violating Banks' 4th Amendment rights.
I hate drug dealers, and I hate drugs. And, generally I have nothing but contempt for the decisions coming from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. But, this time, I agree with them. You can't abrogate the Bill of Rights when it is convenient to catch the bad guys and expect those abuses not to happen when the State decide to go after one of the good guys. The Bill of Rights either protects everyone, or it protects no one.
In this instance, in a 7 to 2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the 4th Amendment should not protect anyone. The high court of the land ruled that the 4th Amendment can be breached if it hinders law enforcement's effort to collect evidence of suspected crimes. Ignored by the justices is the reason the 4th Amendment exists. The 4th Amendment was deliberately, and with much forethought, inserted in the Bill of Rights to prevent a heavy-handed government of doing precisely what the high court has now authorized the police to do. In the interest of law enforcement expediency, the Bill of Rights has been abrogated by the courts. They are, and will continue to get away with this "minor" infringements of our rights because federal judges, with lifetime appointments, do not have to answer to the electorate.
Laws that could never be enacted by lawmakers who answer to the electorate, are being illegally codified through legal decisions by judges who see nothing wrong with nullifying the will of the American people by modifying case law to accommodate the changing moral climate and the needs of the utopians who are shaping the future of the global society of the New World Order.
In June, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas sodomy law and ruled in a 6 to 3 decision that the sex acts or personal conduct of homosexuals and lesbians isn't the business of the government. Even before that decision was made, Sen. Rick Santorum [R-PA] argued that by legalizing homosexual and lesbian conduct the courts were opening a Pandora's box that would ultimately bring legal challenges from bigamists, adulterers, rapists and pedophiles arguing that they have a constitutional right to pursue their chosen lifestyle. Santorum was right.
A Utah polygamist, Thomas Green, is arguing his 2001 conviction on four counts of bigamy before the Utah Supreme Court. The basis of his legal argument that he was wrongly convicted? The Supreme Court's Texas sodomy case.
Add to that the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court in which that court ruled that Massachusetts was denying homosexuals and lesbians their inalienable right to marry "the person of their choice" by insisting that marriage had to be a union between a man and a woman. The Massachusetts high court gave the State 180 days to rectify the situation by providing the legal means for homosexuals and lesbians to marry. The fact that the Massachusetts high court violated the separation of powers in that State by ordering the legislature to enact a law that neither the legislature nor the people of that very liberal State wanted enacted meant nothing to the justices. (In the international arena, legalized unions between same-sex couples is viewed as a unique way to control population growth since same-sex cohabitation does not produce children.)
Where the legislators in the State of Massachusetts should have initiated impeachment proceedings against the members of their high court for violating the separation of powers, they chose instead to scramble to find an accommodation that would satisfy the justices. Now that is real power.
On September 6, 1819, a retired civil servant named Thomas Jefferson, speaking of the power possessed by federal judiciary in the United States, said "...the Constitution...is [an instrument] of wax in the hands of [judges], which they may twist and shape into any form they please." Jefferson was uncannily accurate in his assessment. The federal judiciary has been manhandling the Constitution for two hundred years, just as Jefferson implied, like a wax figure that they could reshape to fit their fancy.
Former U.S. District Court Judge Robert K. Bork feels pretty much the same today as Jefferson did 184 years ago. Bork believes the liberals, who have controlled the Congress--and the vetting process of confirming judges for most of the past 100 years--who have been unable to win the culture war in the voting booth or in the halls of Congress, are increasingly turning to the courts to wage, and win, their utopian battle. Because Americans have not been good caretakers of their liberty, they have allowed judges steeped in a liberal ideology, as Bork says in his new book, Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges, "...and heady with power they have arrogated to themselves..." to respond with decisions that amount to nothing more than judicial tyranny.
Judges without the constitutional authority to do so, think nothing of over-ruling the legislatures of the States, or the Congress--or even the Constitution of the United States--as they modify the constitutional precepts of liberty to fit the utopian ideals of social justice where that which is protected are not the inherent rights of all men but the selective rights of select minorities at the expense of the majority.
© 2003 Jon Christian Ryter - All Rights Reserved
Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.
Today, Jon works for the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org