Tennvoterguide.com Creator Craig Huey Runs Down the List of Recommended Candidates for Williamson County
Leahy: Now, what's going on in this judicial race? Williamson Families PAC had recommended in one of the cases there the juvenile court judge primary election.
Huey: At this point, I'm still recommending Connie, and I'm going to be taking a look today at the final decision. But I'm very confident I will, and I'll tell you why. It's a very sad situation for judges.
"We evaluate judges not only here in Tennessee but nationwide. I got to tell you, this is one of the most important races, and Connie got a nine-star out of 10. She's a strict constructionist. She's a fighter for parental rights and a fighter for religious liberty. She's really great."
Sharon, her opponent, only gets a six because she's kind of an establishment judge who donates to Democrats and who compromises on a lot of things. He's kind of the good-old-boy club among the judges. And you can't count on her decision-making.
Judges sitting on the courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.
There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.
Judicial activists overturn voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system, twist the law to rationalize their decisions, and impose their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.
Strict constructionists impartially arrive at a fair judgment based on law.
Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.