Rachel Lea Hunter Declares Independence from Party
Politics NC Supreme Court Candidate Declines
Endorsement from NCGOP
Posted Aug 25, 2004 - 07:37 PM
Cary, NC. - Rachel Lea Hunter, a candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice, declared her independence from 'party politics' on Saturday when she told the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee that she did not seek their endorsement. Hunter was invited to the committee meeting to be considered for the state party's endorsement for the recently vacated NC Supreme Court Associate Justice seat.
The party committee endorsed a candidate who has been described as a "John Ashcroft of the South" judicial activist with an agenda.
"I am tired of activists on the left, and on the right, who have decided to use the judiciary to accomplish by force what they could not otherwise attain. Our founding fathers, in creating this country, studied the governments of the world and decided that a republican form of government would be the best to enable this nation to prosper, but at the same time provide protection for the life, liberty and property rights of its citizens. They created a separation of powers - each designed to hold the others in check. It is the function of the legislature to enact laws. It is the function of the court, not to make new law, but to decide whether the law enacted is proper," proclaimed Hunter.
On her campaign web site, http://www.rachelforcourt.com, Rachel Lea Hunter cites several examples of judicial activism that she feels to be inappropriate. These include the Leandro decision, which enabled the judiciary to make policy concerning education in North Carolina.
"The judiciary is to look at the Constitutionality of laws and strike them down if they are inappropriate. It is up to the legislature to make or amend laws; sometimes based on what ruling comes from the court," suggested Hunter.
The Rachel Lea Hunter web site has attracted visitors from throughout the country and world. Locales include over one dozen United States, Russia, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom. Visitors are able to interact with Rachel Lea Hunter via e-mail, live web chat, the Rachel for Court web blog, instant messenger, or through the newest web site feature - Ask "Madame Justice."
For more information on Rachel Lea Hunter's "Declaration of Independence," visit the campaign blog at http://www.rachelforjustice.com today!