On August 27, the Orange County Democratic Party Central Committee met to consider the resolution to call for an investigation of the five Supreme Injustices. The discussion consisted primarily of statements by 12 year old Alexandar H. and 10-year old Natasha H. These statements were followed by UNANIMOUS adoption of the resolution. The following are the resolution and the statements of these two young Democrats. We encourage EVERY local, county, and state Democratic Committee to adopt this resolution!
Orange County Democrats Call for Supreme Court Investigation
On August 27, the Orange County Democratic Party Central Committee met to consider the resolution to call for an investigation of the five Supreme Injustices. The discussion consisted primarily of statements by 12 year old Alexandar H. and 10-year old Natasha H. These statements were followed by UNANIMOUS adoption of the resolution. The following are the resolution and the statements of these two young Democrats.
Democrats.com member Jody Holder writes:
The groundswell is rising. Read the statements by two courageous young patriots, ages 10 and 12, that were presented to the Orange County, California, Democratic Central Committee. After their presentation, the Central Committee adopted the resolution UNANIMOUSLY. This comes on the heels of the presentation by Congressman Bob Filner and author Vince Bugliosi at Mira Loma Junior College in Oceanside, California on August 25, attended by over 350 people (plus people were standing at the back of the hall and outside listening). When Congressman Filner and Vince Bugliosi called for impeachment, there was a standing ovation. The Oregon Democratic Party has officially adopted a resolution calling for Congress to begin an investigation into bringing impeachment proceedings.
I would urge people to paste and copy what Natasha and Alexandar presented. Pass it around, send to school with your children. If you are teachers, you can use it as a focus of discussion. Contact your local Democratic Committees, read the statements and the resolution at your club or association meeting. It is our responsibility to leave this country to our children in a better condition than we found it. I commend the parents of Alexandar and Natasha for showing them they too have a voice, and it is their future which is at stake.
RESOLUTION TO INVESTIGATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
WHEREAS: the right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of United States citizens thereby allowing United States Citizens to express their wishes in how they want to be represented; and
WHEREAS: United States Citizens voted in good faith only to realize that their ballots were mismarked and/or tolled out in the State of Florida thereby nullifying their right to be heard; and
WHEREAS: legal recounts of the ballots were ultimately denied by the US Supreme Court majority who also had friends and family lobbying on behalf of George W. Bush, creating a conflict of interest
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that the Democratic Party of Orange County demands the immediate investigation by the Congress of the behavior of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, for their decision in December 2000 that led to United States Citizens being denied their fundamental right to choose a President of the United States.
Submitted by Susan Freeze
Adopted by the Executive Board of the Orange County Democratic Party at its meeting on August 15, 2001
Adopted unanimously by the Central Committee of the Orange County Democratic Party at its meeting on August 27, 2001
My name is Alexandar H... and I am 12 years old. I will be eligible to vote in six years. But what difference will voting make if votes are not counted. Last year set a precedent for future elections. It showed that the President can be selected any time a partisan Supreme Court chooses to stop the vote count when their guy is ahead. If we do not act to stop this abuse of power now, then when? If we do not support the right of the people to vote now, then when? When we finally support the right to voters to have their votes counted, will it be too late?
I ask that on behalf of all Americans who want their vote to one day count that we immediately make as part of our platform a resolution to investigate, as well as a resolution to impeach and convict the five U.S. Supreme Court Justices, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Anthony M. Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Conner, who abused their authority under the Constitution and violated the separation of powers of the Federal Government, interfered with the rights and authority of the state courts in direct opposition to their own and established precedents of previous US Supreme Court decisions, and failed to honor the Canons of Judicial Ethics by failing to recuse themselves in clear and obvious cases of personal bias, in effect committing treason against the United States of America when they stopped democracy and robbed 100 million Americans of their right to elect a President and installed their own personal partisan preference in the White House in the Bush v. Gore decision on December 12, 2000. The evidence is incontrovertible and, by failing to act now, we acquiesce in the crime that has been committed against the American people.
I ask that your generation not destroy the dreams of my generation by sitting back and doing nothing.
My name is Natasha H... I am 10 years old. I too want my vote to mean something someday. When I grow up, I am going to be an attorney. I want to one day help protect the Constitutional rights of all Americans. Yet the very future of the Constitution is in jeopardy. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice…" Justice was so important that it was placed up front in the preamble. Yet when justices whose wives and sons work for a party to a case and whose future plans depend on the outcome of that case, choose to violate all established precedents in ruling for the party they are personally vested in seeing win rather than recusing themselves, they make a mockery of both justice and of the Constitution. And to do this they had to grant standing to a party who had none in violation of established law and precedent.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." The governed said they wanted Al Gore for President. They did not consent to the government that was forced upon them by William H. Rehnquist, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor. Jefferson wrote "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."
If Supreme Court Justices can get away with selecting a President against the consent of the governed, then government "of the people, by the people, for the people" shall perish. Don't prove Abraham Lincoln wrong.
How can we support democracy anywhere, if we don't first support it here and now? A historical question: "Who was worse Hitler or the Germans who allowed him to take over their country and institute his reforms?" If we don't act now, people may one day ask that question about us.