Why is it that so many things have gone wrong in the judicial branch of government? Before proceeding, I want to acknowledge and honor the many attorneys and truly fine judges, including conservatives, on the Supreme Court who recognize the limited purpose of government and seek to uphold the people as sovereigns under God over government.
The reckless attitude of supremacist judges may stem in part from the use of the term “Supreme” Court when naming the highest court in the United States judiciary. The Founding Fathers knew that the highest court itself is not the supreme authority. Proof beyond any doubt can be demonstrated by a factual review of American foundations presented in Restoring Education Central to American Greatness.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s motion for daily prayer at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787, focuses upon the Founding Fathers’ beliefs about Supreme Authority: “In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered… I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth–that God governs in the affairs of men. Can an empire rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages.”
“I therefore beg leave to move–that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.”
Dr. Franklin seconded a substitute motion by Edmund Jennings Randolph: “That a sermon be preached at the request of the convention on the 4th of July, the anniversary of Independence; and thenceforward prayers be used in ye Convention every morning.” Six days later, the entire assembly of delegates worshiped together, with testimonies of praise to God at a nearby church in Philadelphia. The supreme authority is not the Supreme Court. The supreme authority is God Himself.
– David Norris