For anyone who thinks we aren’t living under the arbitrary and capricious power of a tyrannical judiciary, this one’s for you.
Josiah Vanderhagen is in jail with bond set at $500,000. That high of a bail may lead a reasonable person to believe Vanderhagen has been charged with rape or murder or some other heinous crime. A reasonable person would be incorrect because the judge in this case is acting devoid of reason.
Vanderhagen is behind bars for nothing more than criticizing Rachel Rancilio, a Macomb County (MI) judge, on Facebook. According to WXYZ News, the Macomb County Sherriff’s Department investigated Vanderhagen’s online communications and found no evidence of any threats made against Rancilio.
There is no purpose for this arrest other than to break Vanderhagen into submission to a judiciary that wields arbitrary power and demands unconditional submission. Judges and justices do things like this because they can – because the other branches aren’t doing a damn thing to stop them. The American judicial branch is a tyrant that must be checked by state and federal legislators and executives.
That means impeachments and it means nullification of judicial opinions. We’ve gotten to a point where judicial supremacy is so ingrained in our body politic that such actions are seen as extreme measures but they are simply what a standard check on the judicial branch looks like. Impeachments and nullification are the only paths to reestablishing the separation of powers and checks and balances of the tyrannical judiciary.