Four conservative Supreme Court judges said, in effect, “Wake Up, America!” Going back to their statements on religious liberty in 2015 is a good reminder and a call to American citizens to stand. Stand with the Constitution.
Four perceptive 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 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.”
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “The majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.”
We need more judges like these. . . Constitutional government, the very foundation of our country, is the priority. Please take note, President Trump!
~ D. Norris