The Committee to Restore Judicial Integrity

The Committee to Restore Judicial Integrity (CRJI) began in 2003 as a coalition of citizens and organizations who recognized that our Constitutional right to publicly acknowledge God individually and as a society is under attack and must be vigorously defended.  Therefore the CRJI called upon every citizen to hold their elected officials who take an oath to defend the Constitution “against its enemies foreign and domestic” to stand and defend our First and Tenth Amendment rights.

The citizens of our nation must hold our legislators accountable when they will not exercise their authority to check judges who brazenly strip the people of their Constitutional rights; otherwise the usurpations will continue. Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution specifies that all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors.  The phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” includes “the oppression or tyrannical partiality of judges, justices, and other magistrates in the administration and under color of their office.”  A CRJI goal is to advocate the removal of judges who have violated their oath of office.

When the early Hebrew Republic set up its court system the Lord commanded the people to "appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you" (Deuteronomy 16:18-19).  Likewise the Lord commanded that "you shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice; nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute" (Exodus 23:1-3).  Another goal of the CRJI is to advocate the removal of any government official, whether elected or appointed, who use their influence to pervert justice in order to (1) acquit or reduce the punishment of the guilty or strip the victim of their lawful remedies, or (2) violate equity in judgement by preferring a party in a lawsuit simply because of his social standing, economic status, personal relationship with the elected official, etc.

During the era of the founding of the current American Republic, the Commentaries on the Law by Sir William Blackstone were the respected authority on law and Blackstone was considered the father of American jurisprudence.  Blackstone noted that, "Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a dependent being....And, consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his Maker for everything, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his Maker's will...this will of his Maker is called the law of nature. These laws laid down by God are the eternal immutable laws of good and evil...This law of nature dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this..."

The Founders understood that the source of law was God himself.  He is the only sure foundation for a just law because "the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe" (Deuteronomy 10:17).