Letter: Lawmakers want to control judges
I am not a judge or a lawyer or one who hopes to become a judge, but I think it is important to speak up when a person or profession is criticized for doing their job. Some time in our life, a family, a friend or I may have to come before a judge. If that happens, I would want the judge to be open and fair. It seems that N.C. lawmakers want to control everything and everybody. If you don’t agree with some of their crazy laws, then lawmakers want to ensure judges do as they have written.
The judiciary is supposed to be independent. If the legislature has written a misguided law, then no matter how crazy and unfair it is, lawmakers want it their way.
It sounds like lawmakers want validation, period! If you are poor, minority or gay, you have no rights, because they, the lawmakers, know what is best for you. All the lawmakers want is not to question their misguided laws. How dare anyone question what they have enacted.
Most of these legislators are power hungry, but it will not be the same always.
This reminds me of the poem about the Holocaust and concentration camps. To paraphrase; “They came for the socialist and I did nothing, because I was not a socialist, the came for the communist and did nothing because I was not a communist, then they came for the Jews and I did nothing because I was not a Jew and then they came for me and there was no one there to speak for me.” This is what a lot of the lawmakers will feel when they can are out of the majority. There will be no one to speak for them.
I hope our local legislators will not support politicizing of the judiciary.
— Deedee Wright