".....So Moore believes that he should not have been removed from the bench for putting his personal religious beliefs above the Constitution, but justices should be removed if they interpretation the Constitution in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs. This, he insisted, would “solve the problem....
.......What is so disturbing is not that Moore would take such an extreme position (given his prior defiance of fundamental principles of judicial review). Rather it is the rapturous applause from the crowd as he called for the evisceration of judicial independence in the United States. There was little thought to the implications of his statement or the obvious threat to religious view if the majority can simply remove those who oppose their values from the bench. Tomorrow another religion or non-religious view could hold the majority and strip the courts in their favor. Our federal courts would then become little more than vehicles for majoritarian tyranny as they are in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia and China. For example, Article 2 of the Iranian Constitution states that law “is a system based on belief in … the One God … His exclusive sovereignty and the right to legislate.” Thus, courts must follow Sharia principles and are subject to removal for defying “the One God.”
It is the "rapturous applause" that I feel is scary. Latching onto sound bites and campaign rhetoric is, and what will, take us down an ugly path toward "Tyrrany"
it shouldn't be up to the government to decide on that stuff