Judicial supremacists are judges who believe their personal opinions about the way the system “should” work are worth more than the way the system actually does work. Federal district court Judge Fred Biery is a prime example of judicial supremacy at work. In the case Texas Democratic Party v. Abbott, Biery imposed mail-in voting on the entire state of Texas with absolutely no legal ground to stand on. Of course, mail-in voting is a terrible process fraught with fraud. You don’t hear about it in the news, but prosecutions for voter fraud happen all the time. Mail-in voting is often the target of these schemes because it’s a whole lot easier to vote illegally on someone’s behalf if you don’t have to actual go to a physical location to make the impersonation.
However, the mail-in voting problem is not the most outrageous aspect of this case. What makes Judge Fred Biery think he has the absolute right to tell the people of Texas how they can run their elections? He didn’t have any legal precedent to cite. He just defaulted to platitudes like this one: “citizens should have the option to choose voting by letter carrier versus voting with disease carriers.” Even if COVID-19 were a concern with voting, that’s a decision to be made by the people’s representatives, not unelected judges. Yet Judge Biery thinks his opinion is supreme over the opinion of the people.
Judge Biery went further, writing this: “‘We the People’ get just about the government and political leaders we deserve, but deserve to have a safe and unfettered vote to say what we get.” How hypocritical can this judge get? He claims to make his decision to preserve the voice of the people in governance, yet he himself is not an elected representative of the people of Texas. On top of this, he’s opening the floodgates to a rash of voter fraud that will further invalidate the voice of the people. Judicial supremacists often sound high and lofty in their grandiose black robe diatriabes, but they are a direct threat to the foundational principles our nation was built upon.