I believe Newt can and will win this election and I relish the intellectual "tidbits" he will provide me along the way as a supporter to help him argue his cause. Already his leadership on the Palestinian and Keystone issues has changed the debate in the actual arena of ideas.
And why the heck can't we subpoena judges to come before Congress to "SPLAIN" their rulings??? Who else is even saying things like this? Does anyone else see the power this kind of thinking brings to the intellectual debate? Let's put the camera's on these guys and make them defend the Constitutionality of their rulings! Let's hear what they have to say. They currently operate in a veritable state of unaccountability! Here's their chance to instruct the American people with the wisdom of their foundational thinking! Judges should relish the opportunity to show off the intellect of their wise judgments!
Not that I disagree with newt’s plan of subordinating the judicial branch. But this will lead to a political war between the republican and democrat factions over control of the same courts, just as Ron Paul suggested it will.
I beleive it or not I support such a political war because its inevitable result will be to devalue and largely defang the Federal Cort system. By extension as a product of mandated trial for enforcement of Domestic federal laws, the defanged federal court will result in a competitively defanged Federal Goverment.
The Logic behind this is quite simple:
1: There is no way either party can replace all the Federal judges now in existence in the time they hold office. So there must either be fewer of them judges(Thus slower enforcement of federal edicts) or judicial peace(as exist now).
2: A smaller federal judiciary will be able to take on fewer cases thereby leaving a larger share of the judicial load to the States from which there will be no timely appeal.
In short our States will have their way until the Feds can get around to imposing their will, which might well be long enough for the State sentence anyway.
So by all means Bring on the war, and the days where the Federal Goverment is largely replaced.