I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that Lee Bright, the Tea Party type challenging Sen. Lindsay Graham in the Republican primary for his Senate seat, has some ridiculously extreme ideas. And that while I’m sure he claims to revere the constitution, he clearly has no understanding of the separation of powers. Like he wants judges who rule for marriage equality to be impeached:
“Congress ought to stand up and do its job and impeach one of these federal judges. And I think when you do that, being a federal judge is a pretty good gig, and I think if you’ll impeach just one, the rest of them will do the right thing. And they’ll do it out of necessity, because self-preservation is an instinct that so many folks have.”
So there’s another right winger who claims to love the Constitution who has no idea what it says. The founders gave federal judges lifetime appointments specifically to insulate them from such pressure. Very few judges have ever been impeached, and never because someone didn’t like the way they rule. He also claimed that in Israel, teachers carry machine guns and that’s why gun control is bad:
“You look over at Israel, and that’s an armed group of folks over there,” he said. “I mean, they are teachers with machine guns on playgrounds, because you got terrorists over there that would choose to harm children and whose teachers are there to protect them. When you’ve got folks that are armed and able to defend themselves, the threat of terrorism goes down drastically.”
In fact, Israel has much stricter gun control laws than the U.S. does and in 1995 mandated guards at the entrances to schools to protect against terrorism.
Facts, how the fuck do they work?