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The men and women of "Monster Garage" turn ordinary vehicles into extraordinary monster vehicles. The show's driving force is Jesse James, who's great-great-grandfather was the outlaw's cousin. All who work on the show are very talented. I would guess that many of them had difficulty sitting still in school and keeping their mind on their work. (How many times have you heard that from a boring teacher?) Their minds were always abuzz with ideas that had nothing to do with what the teacher was babbling about. (How could I turn this desk into a downhill racer?) They would have been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD, given drugs to correct their supposed dysfunction, and told to sit still and pay attention. They've found their niche in the work world where their unique personalities, multiple tattoos, piercings, quirky dispositions, idiosyncrasies, and special talents are appreciated and sometimes overlooked. If America ever goes belly up, you'll need these guys more than some popping-jay college professor who doesn't know the difference between a blowtorch and a blowhard.

"Monster Garage" reminds me of today's unelected judges who forsake the foundation of law and turn our legal system into an unrecognizable hydra-headed monster—a Monster Court—that has no regard for the values that made America a great nation.

In Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore ran on a campaign platform to place a copy of the Ten Commandments in the lobby of the state's courthouse and was elected in a landslide. At the time, the Attorney General and governor agreed with the constitutional right to place the monument of the Ten Commandments in the government building and the state constitution acknowledges God. The Supreme Court of the United States and other government buildings in our nation's capital and around the United States prominently display the Ten Commandments. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court building in Harrisburg has had a massive mural of the Ten Commandments painted on its wall since 1927. The president of the United States takes the oath of office with his hand on the Bible which has numerous references to the Ten Commandments within its pages. The fourth commandment is written into the United States Constitution (Art. 1, Sec. 7).



Even with all of this factual, legal, and constitutional evidence on Justice Moore's side, his actions were still ruled unconstitutional by a non-elected federal court. He was later removed from office at the insistence of the state's Attorney General who usurped his state's sovereignty and capitulated to a renegade court that has no authority to make law. Moore's actions were described as "moral anarchy" even though he had Alabama constitutional law on his side.

Compare what happened to Roy Moore to what Gavin Newsom, the new mayor of San Francisco, did to subvert God's moral law, the basic tenets of biology, the state constitution, the Defense of Marriage Act that was passed in 1996 by wide margins in the House and Senate (342B67 and 85B14) and signed into law by Bill Clinton, and the will of the people of California who approved by a 2-to-1 margin Proposition 22, which limits marriage to one man and one woman, by recognizing homosexual marriages.

Supporters of the mayor of San Francisco claim that he's only doing what Roy Moore attempted to do. If that's the case, then he should be removed from office. Where are the indictments of "moral anarchy" by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center, two organizations that led the legal charge against Moore? But as I pointed out, the differences between Newsom and Moore are vast. Moore had the law behind him—Newsom does not.

The courts have created an all-consuming legal monster. The difference between "Monster Garage" and today's "Monster Courts" is that the decisions that come down from the bench have monstrous consequences of gargantuan proportions. While the vehicles manufactured on the set of "Monster Garage" are built only for the show and are unlikely to be put on the road, "Monster Courts" are forever.

 

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