Jefferson declared, “The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them” (Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, March 9, 1821).
Add what follows to the long list of Case Law abuses by supremacist judges: On June 26, 2015, the Obergefell v. Hodges case placed religious liberty in question and nullified the marriage of one man to one woman that has prevailed since the beginning of human history.
Four judges—Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito wrote dissenting opinions rebuking the court majority. The prevailing majority seemed totally oblivious to justice concurrent with citizen sovereignty and representative government. The people in the state of Iowa do not fool around. They firmly dismissed three such judges.
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.”
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “The majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.”
Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “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.”
Respect for the rule of law was outlined by President Harry Truman just a few decades ago; it is not from man but from the Bible. The five judges who imposed the reversal on the rule of law are called Justices and they should be because that is their duty, but what did they do?
One of the accurate definitions of justice is “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights . . . to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments [including the Supreme Court] . . . deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
For homosexuality to be practiced in private is one thing, but to demand that the rule of law favor the practice over the beliefs of Christians and even some atheists who realize that homosexuality is harmful to life and society is another. What has destroyed more life than homosexuality? What research and medicines have cost taxpayers more money than AIDS and homosexual-related infections? The question implied when rebuking the court majority could be, what justice was there in your vote? What will it do to education upon which American Exceptionalism depends? The cemeteries of history are dominated by unjust empires that self-destructed while the Bible they opposed remained. Let’s move forward by reinstating Higher Authority-based Common Law and terminate lifetime tenure for unelected Supreme Court Judges.
~ D. Norris