Monday, December 20, 2004

Judicial Accountability Initiative Law

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men
are almost always bad men.” ~ Lord Acton, in a letter to Bishop Mandell
Creighton, 1887.

post of (J.A.I.L.)

"The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the
hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they
please. It should be remembered, as an axiom of eternal truth in politics, that
whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also; in theory
only, at first, while the spirit of the people is up, but in practice, as fast
as that relaxes.

Independence can be trusted nowhere but with the people in mass.
They are inherently independent of all but moral law.” ~ Thomas Jefferson,
letter to Judge Spencer Roane, September 6, 1819. β€œThe Writings of Thomas
Jefferson,” edited by Andrew A. Lipscomb, vol. 15, p. 213 (1904).


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