The second-biggest problem this nation faces today – behind the fact that our financial system, left to run the way it is today, is going to crash sooner than later – is the fact that too much of our government operates outside the law.
Of course, that fact grabs headlines when Obama’s administration tramples the law to oppress conservative groups – and by “headlines”, we mean “not in the mainstream media”, but headlines nonetheless.
It even gets notice on the retail level when government’s agents – the cops – make up the law as they go along.
But in the long term, it may be most toxic when the “justice” system decides it can operate outside the law. Whether it’s a corrupt, pettifogging Mike Nifong bending the rules to help his re-election bid…
A judge has ordered Matthew Hindes to appear in court or face contempt, despite the fact that he’s out at sea and there’s a federal law meant to help those who are deployed.
Sailor Hindes already won custody of his daughter – four years ago. Now he’s a crewman on, concidentally, the USS Michigan ,a ballistic missile submarine.
The Serviceman’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was designed to protect servicepeople from being ambushed by legal actions (foreclosures, lawsuits, and yes, custody battles) while they’re deployed and defending the country, frequently in situations where keeping focus on their jobs is a matter of life or death for them and – in the case of a submarine crew – 150 other men. By law, judges are to stay all actions for a minimum of 90 days while servicepeople carry out their duty to this country.
But Hindes’ ex-wife filed a motion in their apparently ongoing custody battle. And – SCRA notwithstanding – the judge has declared herself above the law, and is demanding that Hindes crap out a miracle:
But circuit court judge Margaret Noe in Michigan denied that protection for Hindes. The Daily Telegram quotes the judge, “If the child is not in the care and custody of the father, the child should be in the care and custody of the mother.” But sailor Hindes argues the child was taken from the ex-wife four years ago for neglect.
Let’s not mince words: Judge Noe is a martinet, and a pig, and a “human” only in the strictest biological sense of the term. She is unfit to walk on the same street as Hindes, much less suspend the law in regard to his case. She is a piece of animal offal with two legs and a law degree.
Military lawyers are now joining the effort to get a delay in the case. In the meantime Hindes remains deployed serving his country.
I hope those military lawyers start with tossing Noe’s actions thus far. And then impeach “her” from the bench. And then clap her in the stocks to be pelted with garbage and jeers, especially from other serving servicepeople, not to mention the rare custodial father. Then it’d be nice to deport her to North Korea, where she belongs and into whose ruling class she would likely fit nicely, at least ideologically. And I hope they film the whole thing, to show it to any other petty government functionary who tries to operate like the law is their personal byotch.
That’d be merciful. “Judge” Noe should be happy I’m not this nation’s absolute ruler. Then, things would get nasty.