August Wilson Center Off- Kilter Rhetoric
The never ending saga of what to do about the financially insolvent center has produced another great quote. According to the niece of Mr. Wilson, the judges need to be reminded that they are elected and must represent the interests of the people. In other words, they must rule against the developer and Dollar Bank.
It would appear that the niece has forgotten what judges are elected to do. They are honor and oath bound to rule on the law and the facts of the case, not on whether one side can fill a court room with advocates for the “people’s” interest.
Ironically, the people’s interest is part of the larger scheme of our tripartite government and is represented in and by the judiciary. Maintaining the rule of law for all is in the long term greatest interest of the people. That is why the system is designed the way it is. The judges must look at the facts in the case, the contract agreements and their stipulations. Then the judges must rule on the facts as the law requires. To base their decisions any other way is a paving stone on the road to the perdition of anarchy.