“In her statement, Blum made clear the suspension came because the posts jeopardized Hinkle’s position as an unbiased arbiter of the law.”
This is laughable. There are Leftist activist judges all over the United States. Federal judges ignore the clear law regarding the President’s power to restrict immigration, claim that Trump is an “Islamophobe” because he doesn’t speak in accord with what they deem to be acceptable norms, and they are not only not removed from the bench, but are lauded as heroes. Hinkle, by contrast, notes quite correctly the correlation between the Islamic State’s contempt for jahiliyya and contemporary Leftists’ contempt for U.S. history, and observes (horrors!) that Islam is a violent religion, and he has to go.
It is increasingly the case in America that only one point of view can be expressed in the public square. The freedom of speech is becoming a dead letter before our very eyes.
“Gwinnett Judge Resigns After ‘Snowflakes’ and ‘Nut Cases’ Posts,” by Doug Gross, Loganville Patch, August 17, 2017:
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A Gwinnett County magistrate judge and longtime local politician has resigned from his court position after being suspended over controversial posts he made on Facebook.
Jim Hinkle, a part-time judge who has served on the court for 14 years, resigned Wednesday, Chief Magistrate Judge Kristina Hammer Blum said in a written statement. Blum had suspended Hinkle indefinitely after his Facebook posts came to light on Saturday.
“For 14 years, Judge Hinkle has dutifully served this court,” Blum said in her statement. “He is a lifelong public servant and former Marine. However, he has acknowledged that his statements on social media have disrupted the mission of this Court, which is to provide justice for all.”…
In other posts, Hinkle has condemned Islam as a violent religion.
By Wednesday morning, Hinkle appeared to have either deleted his Facebook account or set it to a private setting. But the Atlanta Journal Constitution captured images of his posts before he did so.
“In Charlottesville, everyone is upset over Robert E. Lee statue. It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history,” Hinkle wrote Saturday. “It is what it is. Get over it and move on. Leave history alone – those who ignore history are deemed (sic) to repeat the mistake of the past. In Richmond, VA, all of the Confederate monuments on Monument Ave. have people on horses whose asses face North. PERFECT!”
Later, he wrote “The nut cases tearing down monuments are equivalent to ISIS destroying history.”…
In her statement, Blum made clear the suspension came because the posts jeopardized Hinkle’s position as an unbiased arbiter of the law….