Earlier in the week, The XYZ published an article exposing the ideological bias of some members of Victoria’s judiciary, and we explored the possibility of utilising the Victorian Constitution to sack memebers of the judiciary affected by such bias who refuse to protect Victorian citizens – ie, they are soft on violent criminals.
The concept of “therapeutic jurisprudence” refers to an “activist movement that denies the social benefits of retributive punishment by replacing black letter law with specialist courts modelled on the therapeutic ideal.” In practice, this means “a shift from focusing on offenders’ criminal conduct to their “problems and solutions”, – ie, they are soft on violent criminals.
This situation is becoming more and more unsatisfactory in Victoria, with the violent crime wave of African gangs becoming the number one issue in the state, and with high profile cases of violent criminals being let out on bail. If our courts won’t protect us, we must appeal to a higher power. That higher power is the victorian Constitution: Section 87AAB specifies on what grounds a member of the judiciary can be removed from office, namely, “proved misbehaviour or incapacity”; and Section 87AAD details the establishment of an investigative committee to determine whether misbehaviour or incapacity can be proved.
If the Liberal Party is serious about protecting Victorians, it should promise to fire up sections 87AAB and 87AAD of the Victorian Constitution to remove these therapeutic jurisprudence-obsessed ideologues from office. It would put the fear of God, and the fear of the the People, into our judiciary so that maybe, just maybe, they might get a taste back for punitive justice, ie, stop being soft on violent criminals. And as the latest XYZ Viewer Poll shows, they would have plenty of support.
There is at the very least least 90% support for action against activist members of the judiciary, and quite a few would favour quite strident action. What is also clear is that some people did not know we had this power, while the necessary character on the part of the Liberal Party required to take harsh but necessary action to restore the rule of law in Victoria remains in doubt.
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