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The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault [Kindle Edition]

Robert H. Dierker Jr
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For the first time, a sitting judge blows the whistle on America’s out-of-control courts.

A judge for more than twenty years, Robert Dierker has enjoyed a distinguished legal career. But now that career may be on the line. Why? Because he is breaking the code of silence that has long kept judges from speaking out to present a withering account of how radical liberals run roughshod over the Constitution, waging war on the laws of nature, the laws of reason, and the law of God.

Even those outraged by America’s courts will be shocked by Judge Dierker’s story of activist judges, deep-pocketed special interest groups, pandering politicians, and others who claim to stand for tolerance, equal rights, and social justice, but actually stand for something quite different—something closer to totalitarianism.

Citing not only Judge Dierker’s own experiences but dozens of other recent court cases, The Tyranny of Tolerance shows how the courts enable left-wing activists to ram their dangerous agenda down the throats of the American people. Consider:

• Why do the courts claim the power to tax us?
• Why is a Christian fired when he voices opposition to his employer’s favoring homosexuals?
• Why are airline pilots sued and sent to “diversity training” for recommending that suspicious-looking people of Middle Eastern appearance be kept off planes?
• Why does a judge who defends a monument to the Ten Commandments in a courthouse lose his job?
• Why are speech codes imposed on employers, university students, lawyers (and judges!), while “artistic” indecency is protected from even the mildest regulation?
• Why are peaceful abortion protesters thrown in jail, their right to free speech crushed?
• Why are white and Asian students denied admission to colleges and universities in the name of “diversity”?
• Why is an enemy fighter captured in Afghanistan granted access to U.S. federal courts, overturning judicial precedent safeguarding the president’s wartime powers—to say nothing of common sense?

With this passionate insider’s account, Judge Dierker reminds Americans what’s at stake in the battle for the courts: the Constitution, the success of the war on terrorism, the freedom to worship God, the ability to keep our families safe, the institution of marriage, and much more.

Fortunately, Judge Dierker shows how we can defeat the radical liberals’ tyranny of tolerance. By wresting back control of the courts and restoring the legal, moral, and religious principles embedded in the Constitution, we can ultimately reclaim the republic the Founders bequeathed to us.

From the Hardcover edition.

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After an unpleasant experience when "femifascists" reacted to Dierker's unfavorable ruling on a sexual harassment case and targeted him for complaint to a judicial board, the Missouri circuit judge decided it was time to expose what he sees as abuses by radical liberals of the judicial system. He cites several instances, from legal cases and from his own time on the bench, of liberals exerting influence on the courts and, thereby, circumventing the intentions of the U.S. Constitution. He specifically focuses on their efforts to incorporate provisions of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment, which was originally aimed at ensuring equality to freed slaves, to make legal decisions regarding sex discrimination binding across all states. Dierker is concerned with the liberal focus on sexual issues, including equal rights for women and homosexuals. Noting the use of due process by liberals to "reform" American culture, Dierker cites recent cases involving the right to assisted suicide and gay marriage. From a decidedly conservative perspective and 20 years on the bench, Dierker cautions against liberal totalitarianism. Vanessa Bush
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About the Author

Robert H. Dierker Jr. is a circuit judge of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Before becoming a judge in 1986, he clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals, worked in private practice, and served as assistant and associate counselor for the City of St. Louis. Judge Dierker holds his A.B. degree from St. Louis University, his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and his LL.M. degree from Harvard University.

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63 of 81 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highlighting a fundemental problem December 31, 2006
By N. Perz
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Before the idiocy begins over whether or not the author should lose his job, perhaps a discussion about the book?

While I am a "liberal" in the conventional (and hopelessly ambiguous popular sense), TToT makes some valid points that need to be addressed by the public and the legal community. What is unfortunate, however, is the vitriolic and condescending nature of his rhetoric. (In fact, had I not already known the author to be an excellent judge, I would have dismissed the book outright as another rant from the very idiot-fringe that the author so despises)

There is a serious (although I would not necessarily say pervasive) problem in our legal culture in that law is manipulated as a means to personalized ends with little regard for internal consistency or philosophical principals. Beliefs are customized to fit personal goals rather than the other way around. While this is a fundamental hypocrisy for all of us as individuals (for some more than others), judges and lawyers are supposed to do better than this when working in the law.

TToT begins with a scathing attack on radical feminism and its effect (from the author's view) on the law. While I'm sure that most everyone will agree that the examples cited by Dierker are egregious, it also highlights the shortcoming of his argument: he picks the worst examples from the idiot-fringe of the ideological Left and implies that these views are controlling modern jurisprudence. This is a consistent theme to his approach. A bit of a straw-man, in my opinion.

Affirmative action is another big topic. It's really impossible to deny that affirmative action is reverse discrimination. Even its defenders (including the U.S.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. O'Connor's Review January 5, 2007
Mr. O'Connor tosses out an open-ended and unsupported question about Judge Dierker's judicial ethics for having... written a book based on his judicial experience, legal philosophy and social views.(!?!)

If that activity consititutes a breach of some unidentified judicial ethical standard, it would have been a great shock to the late Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William Rhenquist, who wrote a handful of books as a sitting justice of that court. It will also be a shock to the Judge who is arguably America's leading scholar-judge, the Hon. Richard Posner of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (and the University of Chicago Law School), who has written more than two-dozen books on a vast array of topics, and who maintains an active weblog on which he and a fellow member of the U of C faculty share their views. And, a review of will turn up about ten titles written by current Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. The late Justices William O. Douglas and Thurgood Marshall wrote books, articles and reminiscences of all kinds. I could go on and on and on with examples. The list of books written by sitting judges, in their own names, as judges, would fill an entire library of moderate size.

As an attorney in the State of Michigan, familiar with the life and writings of Justice John Voelker a/k/a Robert Traver, I am aware of no ethical rule that required him to publish under a pseudonym, and I know of nothing in our state's history of ethical decisions that would demand that commercial publication was somehow acceptable under a pseudonym, but not in a judge's real name. I do not impugn the memory of Justice Voelker, of course. I just don't understand how his example proves anything that Mr. O'Connor posits to the users of with regard to "The Tyranny of Tolerance."

I think Mr. O'Connor owes Judge Dierker an apology and the rest of us an explanation.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important conversation on a worthy subject... January 20, 2007
I was enriched by this examination of the subtle and scary alteration of our constitution's intended separation of powers by the activist liberal judiciary of the past 50 years. A well written book from the constitutional strict-constructionist viewpoint. Dierker's educated and experienced insights are chilling and all too familiar. This book could be considered the non-fiction version of 1984!
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36 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars APPLAUSE & PRAISE December 31, 2006
If more good folks who love our constitution would stand up and not be scared of liberals who defile it, this truely honorable judge would not have to put his job on the line.

Evil prevails when the good do nothing.

Anybody who states that this book was wrote strictly for profit, I believe is a fool / illiberal liberal.

My hat comes off for honorable judge Robert H. Dierker jr.

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30 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No code of silence for public institutions. December 30, 2006
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Why should there even be a code of silence? If a code of silence is in place then it is because the Cultural Marxists in the Judiciary have something to hide. There are easier ways for a judge to get rich than to write a book like this, so to suggest there's a nefarious profit motive is absurd. Revealing to the public how intolerant, illiberal, radical feminists, socialists are turning a judicial system that should exist for the benefit of the community into a tool where those in power rule by force is nothing less than a public service and possibly to be a career killer for the Judge. They search me at the airport and tell me if I have done nothing wrong, then I have nothing to hide. Well, the same applies to the Judiciary but even more so, for individuals have a right to reasonable expectation of privacy, to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects; but the Judiciary, being a public instituiton, and the people associated with it, should be open to review and criticizm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
If you ever wonder what is going on in the US Court system, you need to read this book. You will not be happy with the direction of the Courts and how ti is affecting our Country. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Cap
1.0 out of 5 stars No Justice with this Judge
It's hard to miss the fact that the Judge is hard-core radical right wing. He slightly modified Rush Limbaugh's 'feminazi' to 'femifascist' in a weak attempt to distance himself... Read more
Published on March 3, 2013 by C. Cassidy
THE TYRANNY OF TOLERANCE is a shopping list of power grabs by the left who use slippery semantics to justify what they do. Nothing new there. Read more
Published on June 30, 2008 by James B. Johnson
I'm going on eigthy years, don't have too many left but this country has
almost reached the point on the airport runway called "the point of no
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Published on January 9, 2008 by Heavenly Scholar
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Expose of this countries out of control Courts
Read This Book! This is a well presented expose of the courts in the US and how wrong they have gone by trying to pander to tolerance. Read more
Published on November 22, 2007 by Bookman
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This makes Levin's Men in Black look like a scholarly book. Tyranny of Tolerance makes no attempt at considering the complexities of some of the questions that the author... Read more
Published on August 17, 2007 by Dubitato
5.0 out of 5 stars A Needle of Truth out of the Haystack of Judicial Deception
Political Correctness is a passive aggressive form of tyranny but one of the most dangerous tyrannies nonetheless. Read more
Published on May 27, 2007 by Kenneth D. Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Code Exposed
"Tolerance" is one of those words that have a positive connotation so it is no surprise that the Democratic Party has co-opted it as one of its watchwords. Read more
Published on May 26, 2007 by Martin Asiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
This book is very importent to any who are concerned about the current fact the liberal judiciay is out of control and taking us down the road to complete judicial autocracy.
Published on April 10, 2007 by John T. Mccaffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! The Truth about the Legal Thought Police Pogrom
WOW!! This Book is a Rare Find - and a Very Important One.

Using Clear and Unambiguous language to explain in straightforward terms the current state of Constitutional... Read more
Published on March 19, 2007 by Michael J. Mcdermott
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