"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 12 September 2017


A Canadian Judge who wore a Trump hat in court the day America elected the lying,swindling,lecher president, has been suspended without pay for thirty days. Oh and... Oh Joy, he was also reprimanded. Tut..Tut ..naughty boy. 

Last year, he earned $290,000.  

He is sixty-nine years old. 

Penalty imposed was the worst, short of recommending his removal from the bench to the Attorney General. 

The panel heard he was not a Trump supporter.  As a Canadian, the likelihood was remote. 

Wearing a baseball cap in an Ontario court would be questionable. A responsible judge could  be expected to require its removal .

For the judge himself to be wearing it was neither acceptable nor explainable. He admits it was the worst mistake he has ever made. He's a year short of seventy. He denied being a Trump supporter. 

Why a panel would rule a judge with self-professed lack of judgement continued to have credibility, raises serious questions about judgement of the panel itself. There were six of them. 

We might ponder further why he celebrated the election of an American 

What precisely was he celebrating ? He is Canadian. A Canadian Judge.  

Why would he do that? 

What does it say about his mental stability? 

His fitness to be a judge?

And the six member panel who thought he could continue without bringing the entire system into disrepute.  


Anonymous said...

He's denying he's a Trump supporter. Maybe,Maybe not. It doesn't matter. It was inappropriate, especially in his position. I'm not a supporter of Trump either, but laughed my head off when I heard about it. I find the whole situation ridiculous. It was way overblown considering we have a provincial government that hasn't got anyone even in a time out for all the shit they've pulled in the last 14yrs.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit. I chuckled.