As I look at news stories featuring judges, I have come to conclusion that the entire U.S. judicial system is on the decline. First off, the amount of bench legislation has gotten way out of control. The way I understand it, the LEGISLATION is supposed to make the law, with the Supreme Court's job being to ensure that unconstitutional laws are not passed, but now the courts are claiming that the lack of some laws is unconstitutional and they are ORDERING the legislation around. Now hold on a sec, I thought each of the three branches of government had equal power so that no one could control the entire government, but now the Supreme Court seems to have declared itself a new Oligarchy. A few examples include the Massachussetts Supreme Court ordering the legislation to pass a law allowing gay marriage, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordering the state government to reform the education system to some very hard and specific standards, and the United States Supreme Court being almost the only body that has acted on the abortion issue. Shouldn't the legislation legislate? Shouldn't the people and their elected representatives decide what's legal and what's not? Evidently, the focus has gone from "If the law opposes the Constitution, overturn it," to "If I think it's right and it's not directly against any of the Constitutional Ammendments, then I will declare that it should be a law." What the hell happened to checks and balances. The other end of that is the extreme rash of liberal judges who don't want to punish people. Many of them actively oppose minimum sentencing laws, failing to realise that they're the reason those laws are there. They beg prosecutors to plea bargain and try their best to circumvent them, and for who do they do this? Drug dealers and child pornographers. They feel sorry for drug dealers, saying they're stuck in the business, and just recently, a judge in the Manhatten believed a child porn trafficker who told him he didn't think he was doing anything wrong (New York Times). For that bold faced lie, I would've tacked 2-5 more years onto the sentence, but this judge tried to get prosecutors to plea bargain and, against state law, told the jury what the minimum sentence was before sentencing. Keep in mind that with the ages of the subjects of the pictures, nobody but the most sick and twisted mind imaginable could have thought there was nothing wrong with it. It's clear that the judicial system is quickly outgrowing the bounds placed on it by the Constitution. These judges who have overstepped themselves need to be impeached for defying the very document they were sworn to protect. The problem is that the elite media backs these judges because they're liberal, so anybody who jumps up and says "You can't just say that gay marriage is legal in your state, because it currently isn't" or "Drug dealers and child pornographers are evil blemishes on society that deserve to be locked up for the suffering they've inflicted on others, so stop being so soft on them" will immediately be crucified by the elite meida for being racist, fascist, hateful, intolerant, cruel, or any of the other liberal media words for "conservative."