Early in our Republic U.S. citizens were fed up with out-of-control judges and the failure of their elected representatives to act to protect their rights from judicial misbehavior.
In this context Virginian Patrick Henry, wrote, "Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny."
Also Thomas Jefferson, wrote, "The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body ‑ working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated." Thus, he too understood, that the legislative branch was refusing to clean up this violation of U.S. citizens rights, and led the fight to vote corrupt Congressmen out of office. He won the presidential election in the landslide of 1800.
Now, 216 years later, judicial dishonesty in the Judicial Branch has become institutionalized by collusion with the Executive and Legislative Branches. See Denial of access to impartial court
But, every U.S. citizens knows that dishonesty is the enemy of justice, and in this election year, and year to select a new Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. citizens know they must act as they did in 1800 to remove the incumbents in Congress who refuse to clean house – and in this case, that means all 535 of them.
U.S. citizens are becoming aware that they have the power-not the Democratic or Republican Parties-to remove representatives and tell them that their boiler plate excuse for inaction is no longer acceptable, i.e. "We can’t hold judges accountable or remove them for malfeasance, since that would violate the Constitutional principle of separation of powers.”
The U.S. Constitution mandates removal for malfeasance. Thus, our representatives do have the power and duty to act. It is the ob of U.S. citizens to make them do their job. If U.S. citizens cannot remove bad judges directly, they need to remove the members of Congress who can, but won’t. Let those representatives who want to keep their job, do their job, which is to protect their constituents from corrupt, and self-serving, judges.