From The Indianapolis Tea Party:
For hundreds of years, your home WAS YOUR castle. That all changed on May 12, 2011.
May 12, 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in Barnes v. Indiana which overturned the common law provision known as the Castle Doctrine. Justice Steven David wrote, "We hold that there is no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers."
June 27, 2011, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a legal brief, asking the Indiana Supreme Court to reconsider. Then, on September 20, 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court re-heard the Barnes v. Indiana and reaffirmed their earlier ruling - with Justice Steven David again affirming the earlier ruling. It was a 4-1 decision. Justice Rucker was the lone judge to dissent.
Legislators got busy in the next legislation session to correct this ruling, and on March 20, 2012, SB1 was passed.
As a result of Justice Steven David's opinion on May 12, 2011, your home IS NO LONGER your castle. The Castle Doctrine was eliminated with this ruling. The important thing to note when the Castle Doctrine was struck down is that the home is no longer primary - the most important thing.
Instead, gov't is primary, at the expense of the family.
One of the main reasons to continue the MY HOUSE campaign is to notify folks that Judge Steven David who wrote the decision that took away our rights is up for retention. Because he was recently appointed by Gov. Daniels, he comes before 'We the People' to hire or to let him go. If Hon. David gets the majority votes for retention, he will not be up for retention vote for another 10 years.
There has been a shift on the Indiana Supreme Court bench. When the case was reheard in September, the Supreme Court came to the same ruling. The 2nd time around, however, there was only 1 dissenting judge (in May there were 2 dissenting judges).
In the words of James Madison, "then as the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, by the election of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers." Publius (James Madison), Federalist Paper No. 44.
In a Republic form of government, VOTING is #1.
This is how 'We the People' decide if a representative, judge, etc has been faithful to their Oath....or if we need to find someone else that will be more faithful.
The Indiana Supreme Court made a ruling, 2 times, with the same result ~ Our freedoms being stripped away.
'We the People' can right the wrong ruling by electing a more faithful representative. Also, something very important to note.....what if we didn't have the legislators that would have righted the wrong ruling? Then, where would we be? What if in the future Justice Steven David would make another ruling that goes against 'We the People' and we don't have legislators that step up to the plate and do the right thing? 'We the People' wouldn't have another chance to annul the acts of the usurpers until the next retention vote.
This November 6, 2012, Justice Steven David is up for retention. Hoosiers hold the key whether Justice Steven David stays or goes.
Is Justice Steven David a judge Hoosiers want on the Indiana Supreme Court?
Vote this November 6th!
|Buh bye, fuck-face! Judge Steven H. David.
This treasonous, oath-breaking swine needs to go most ricky-tick.
Be sure to flip over your ballot on Election Day, November 6th, and send this bastard home.
VOTE NO !!!!!
Here's what the back of your ballot looks like, and the box where you chose whether or not to retain Justice Steven H. David.
BTW...please note that the lone dissenting judge in the re-hearing, Robert D. Rucker, is also up for a retention vote.
My guess is that he is good people, so I'm gonna vote to retain him.
Of course...you do what you want regarding the entire matter.
It's a free country.
I just wanted to draw your attention to this, because folks were plenty pissed off when this decision went down May of 2011...but lots of time has passed and sometimes we forget.