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DeLay ups his coup threat against the courts for not "saving" Schiavo

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This man, and the religious right minority he represents, are dangerous to our democracy.

They simply do not believe in democracy. They do not believe in America as created by the Founding Fathers. They do not believe in an independent judiciary because it is the only thing keeping this country from becoming a totalitarian theocratic state with a dose of fascism thrown in for good measure.

It's time for Tom DeLay to resign, and for all of us to call for it, loudly and repeatedly until the bug-killer goes back to Texas where he belongs. This is our country, our democracy. Hands off, Senator McCarthy.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), under fire from Democrats for what they consider threatening remarks about federal judges, plans to ask the Judiciary Committee to undertake a broad review of the courts' handing of the Terri Schiavo case, his office said yesterday.

DeLay's office did not specify exactly what the majority leader wants the committee to do. The Constitution gives Congress the power to set the areas of authority for federal courts, but it was unclear what could be done by the committee in response to the Schiavo case, in particular.

The majority leader said Thursday he wants to examine what he called the "failure" of state and federal courts to protect Schiavo, who died 13 days after the court-ordered withdrawal of her feeding tube.

DeLay issued a statement asserting that "the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." He later said in front of television cameras that he wants to "look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president."
And I hope this means DeLay is going to impeach or arrest all the Republican judges who failed to "help" Terri, including Reagan appointee Justice Kennedy on the US Supreme Court. can we also arrest all the state and federal legislators who voted against "saving" Terri - I mean, they are murderers, right, so let's arrest them. Oh yeah, and we'd need to arrest the 82% of the public who agrees with those judges and those legislators. Still not sounding like the beginnings of a fascist state, or national socialism?

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