We need more judges like these… Constitutional government, the very foundation of our country, is the priority. Amy Coney Barrett fits the bill.

Four judges—Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito wrote dissenting opinions rebuking the Obergefell v. Hodges court majority. The prevailing majority appeared totally oblivious to justice that is concurrent with citizen sovereignty and representative government.

Justice Roberts wrote in part, “Today’s decision . . . creates serious problems about religious liberty . . . their freedom to exercise religion is unlike the right imagined by the majority, actually spelled out in the Constitution, Amendment 1.”

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, “A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy. This practice of Constitutional revision by an unelected committee [five] of nine always accompanied by extravagant praise of liberty robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “The majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.”

Justice Samuel Alito added, “For millennia, marriage was inextricably linked to the one thing that only an opposite-sex couple can do: procreate. Their basic argument is that states formalize and promote marriage, unlike other . . . relationships, in order to . . . provide the best atmosphere for raising children.”

After President Trump announced her nomination, Judge Amy Coney Barrett spoke about the importance of judges putting the Constitution above any personal views on the law. “I clerked for Justice Scalia more than 20 years ago, but the lessons I learned still resonate,” she said. “His judicial philosophy is mine, too: A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold.”

Tyranny is inevitable when ill-taught judges are empowered by lifetime tenure. Citizens in the states and local communities are not second-class people to be saddled and ridden by radical teachers, secular law schools and tenured judges. We The People are not robots, but created in God’s image. Creation’s God gave man a mind and conscience for distinguishing right from wrong.

~ D. Norris

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