by Max Brantley
Jason Rapert has taken it upon himself to run a campaign to impeach a judge in Arkansas who followed the Arkansas and U.S. constitution to guarantee equality to all Arkansans. Senator Rapert pretends to have no knowledge of how our system of checks and balances work, instead endearing himself to the members of his constituency who want to continue to infringe upon the civil rights of our fellow Arkansans.
***This petition will not have any legal impact whatsoever. We are just trying to make a point and bring attention to this issue. His followers have started a petition to impeach a judge who was following the U.S. and Arkansas Constitution to make his decision regarding marriage equality. Rapert wants to impeach him through the legislature, which even many of his fellow Republicans said he cannot do. He is wasting tax payer dollars to combat a decision he personally disagrees with.
If you are in his district, PLEASE register to vote and get this guy out of office. He does not represent Arkansas.
Your willingness to try and link support of traditional marriage to the horrible past of segregation and racism is irresponsible. You know that. You playing fast and loose with quotes and inferences are irresponsible as well.
I will never forget the death threats my family received in 2013 because of the twisting of my words to portray me as a racist - something you know is not true and never was. Not until we passed the Heartbeat Protection Act in the Senate had anyone ever tried to do that to me. You fanned the flames Max. When you and pro-abortionists couldn't kill my bill, you simply decided to kill the man - assassination of character. When I had people threaten to rape, torture and murder my two little girls and my wife, and had people urging others to shoot me - I didn't run to the public or lash out with the same hatred and vitriol. When I had the Arkansas State Police warn me that we had credible death threats and urge me to have my family leave the state because they couldn't guarantee their safety, I didn't seek you out and attack you though you, The Nation and Maddow were at the root of the character assassination. You should be ashamed for the hypocritical way you have behaved.
You are responsible for your actions and by all rights I should have sued you and the others for defamation of character.
Judge Piazza has overstepped his judicial authority and the Arkansas Legislative Council should take all possible actions to correct this overreach and ensure that this erroneous decision does not negatively impact the state and its citizens,” the resolution states. “Be it further resolved that the Arkansas Legislative Council shall explore legislative remedies to prevent the Arkansas Constitution and the will of the people of this state from being negated by judicial activism which violates the separation of powers ensured in our form of government,”
It's my opinion Rapert is whipping up a hoped-for impeachment frenzy and attempting to intimidate the Arkansas Supreme Court. He need only repudiate the very idea. He hasn't. He won't.
You are regurgitating an error. Cite me one solid firsthand source where I personally called for Piazza's impeachment. There is none.
House members "contacted me" to ask if I would support impeachment. It is a decision they must make in the House alone.
My official actions have not called for his impeachment - including the resolution I introduced along with 56 co-sponsors.
You and Brummett need to return to that once rigid rule in journalism of verifying your sources.
Every time you repeat the error, you show how truth means nothing. Have some respect for yourself and verify things before writing.
You have every right to disagree with me on issues, but you do not have the right to propagate misinformation and purposely spread a lie.