The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court

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    “You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

    - Letter from Thomas Jefferson to diplomat and philanthropist William Jarvis

    The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court: How the Court Has Violated the Constitution

    The court has become an oligarchy exercising a tyrannical rule over our country. Instead of us changing our lives through our representative government, amending the Constitution if necessary, we are ruled by the court’s interpretation of clauses of that document or creating words and phrases not contained therein in order to reach the decision they desire.

    The present situation must change. We have put up with this nonsense for too long!

    The Constitution was born out of the reflective wisdom of our founders, some of the giants of our nation, forming an experiment in government never before tried. Let us not have their work be in vain. They tried to protect us from what history had done over and over to people in subjugating them to the will of the few. They wanted those decisions important to our lives left to us to decide through those we elect.

    The Tyrannical Rule of the US Supreme Court was written so you can decide for yourself!

    The U.S. Supreme Court, by the way in which it has interpreted the Constitution, inventing words and phrases to justify decisions, has violated Article V in the Constitution. Phrases like “the right to privacy” and now as “right to dignity” have been invented to mold social changes as the court desires them when those terms are nowhere to be found in the Constitution.

    In this book, you can expect to find a full discussion of these issues and others of importance to all Americans. Is the court—the third branch of the federal government and meant to be the weakest of the three—fulfilling its duties and functions as envisioned by those who drafted our Constitution and those citizens in the states at the time when it was ratified? Is it time to change it?

    The future of our country is in in your hands!

    Softcover, 168 pages

    An Excerpt from the Book:

    The purpose of this book is to show you the various writings of the judges of the Court so you can decide for yourself whether the United States Supreme Court, meant to be only one branch of the three branches of the federal government, has usurped its power leading to a tyrannical rule by the Court of the American people.

    How has this one branch of the federal government, meant to be the least powerful, made some of the most important decisions on how you should lead your life? The United States Supreme Court has decided to limit your right to free expression. It has regulated your right to possess and carry firearms. It has created the ability to sue when there is no law passed by a legislative body granting that ability. It has decided that gay marriage has to be allowed in states that were against it, taking that decision away from the people. It has legislated by its interpretations of the clauses of the Constitution in areas that were supposed to be reserved to you to change by amendment, through your elected representatives.

    A Sample from the Table of Contents:

    • How was it supposed to be? What did our founders have in mind?
    • How did we get to where we are today? Can the Court create law? The seizure of private property.
    • The corruption of the Bill of Rights, including: The Doctrine of Incorporation.
    • How have the clauses of the 14th Amendment been misapplied? - including the issues of: Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection, and Privileges and Immunities.
    • Does the 1st Amendment mean what it says? - including the issues of: Free exercise of religion, The freedom of speech or of the press, The right to the people peaceably to assemble & petition the government.
    • The right to bear arms: what is the confusion?
    • The same-sex marriage case – a distortion of constitutional law.
    • How could the Court be changed?
    • Final thoughts – How can we make it happen?

    Review of the book by The Honorable Richard P. Guy, Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court (Ret.):

    Don Brockett's book well documents the historical debate over how the Constitution should be interpreted.The book points out it was the Supreme Court that declared its superiority over constitutional interpretation. Don addresses judicial excesses he finds when the Supreme Court Justices look beyond the Constitution’s plain words and interprets the Constitution as if it is today’s document without respect to written intent.

    Appointment of Supreme Court justices tend to follow political trends. In this presidential election year, who is elected and makes justice’s appointments will by those selections establish American legal, social, and political answers for the next 15 years.

    While I view the Constitution as a living document to be interpreted to respect human, technological and societal effects, the issues Don raises are worth respecting and knowing.

    Author Donald C. Brockett was born in Chicago, Ill. in 1936 and moved with his family to California and then Spokane, Wash. in 1947. He graduated from Lewis & Clark High School and attended Gonzaga University where he graduated from law school in 1961.

    Brockett began his legal career in the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s office that year and served as a deputy prosecuting attorney until 1969 when he was appointed prosecuting attorney. He was elected to the position in 1970 and then re-elected six times after that.

    He retired at the end of 1994 after serving as the elected prosecuting attorney for 25 years of a 33-year-career in the office. He then entered private practice, remaining there for another seven years. After 52 years of practice, he retired from the practice of law and now is an honorary member of the Washington State Bar Association.

    During his time in the prosecutor's office, he tried numerous cases in the District and Superior courts of Spokane County. He was appointed a special U.S. attorney and assisted in the prosecution of the leader of a biker gang in Spokane, also prosecuting him for the murder of a police officer. He also prosecuted three death penalty cases.

    For many years, he handled all appeals in the Washington State Supreme Court and later in that court and the newly created Court of Appeals for Division III. He has argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. One of the case he brought concerning obscenity, Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, reached the US Supreme Court. He argued and won the case of Aldinger v. Howard in the US Supreme Court, defending the Spokane county treasurer against a civil rights lawsuit.

    One of his most memorable criminal prosecutions was that of Fred Coe, known as the “south hill rapist”, after a number of women had been raped in Spokane. After the trial resulting in several convictions, Coe’s mother tried to hire a hit man to have the trial judge killed and Brockett beaten into the state of an “addlepated vegetable” who was to be in diapers for the rest of his life. Police learned of the plot and met with Mrs. Coe, recorded her conversation, and arrested her. She was then prosecuted and sentenced to jail for 90 days of “school release time.” The case became the topic of Jack Olson's book Son and was a 1991 television program “Sins of the Mother.”

    Brockett currently lives in Spokane with his wife. They had five children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


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