The Right Remedy for Judicial
Tyranny - Pt. 2
Tyranny, noun, 1. the
cruel and arbitrary use of authority
Judicial tyranny? An
Florida’s Supreme Court struck down a 1999 law that required parents to be
informed before their minor daughter obtained an abortion. What parent doesn’t want to know that
their fourteen-year-old daughter’s going to be sedated for surgery, scarred for
life, and their grandchild aborted?
The 5-1 majority said in their ruling that the will of the citizens
violated the “privacy rights” of pregnant teenagers. They followed the Supreme Court
precedent for irrationality: the Court in Roe vs. Wade cited “the right
to privacy” to condemn all restrictions against intrauterine child-killing in
all fifty states.
The citizens of Franklin County erected monuments of
the Ten Commandments on the grounds of its high schools. Of course, an atheist could never get a
democratic majority of the county’s citizens to vote to remove the monuments,
but he doesn’t need to bother with sympathetic bench-legislators on the
loose. Thousands of citizens who
rallied for the monuments did not dissuade the Federal government from uprooting
them in June. With the help of the
ACLU and a court order signed by Judge Timothy Hogan, the will of the people was
Judge Roy Moore has been ordered by the
11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to remove his 5,300 pound monument
of the Ten Commandments from his court building. He refuses, saying, “A federal court has
no jurisdiction to tell us that we cannot acknowledge God.” 77% of Alabama citizens polled “strongly
approve” or “approve” of the monument.
Most Americans are against homosexual marriage, but
the Supreme Court in Lawrence vs. Texas overruled state restrictions
against consensual sex, setting the stage for homosexual marriage. A highly anticipated ruling is due any
day now by Massachusetts’ highest Court that may make Massachusetts the first
state to recognize homosexual marriage.
Thankfully, the Constitution still says that the
Supreme Court’s jurisdiction can be limited by Congress: the Court may rule “as
to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the
Congress shall make.” Congress can,
for instance, pass a Human Life Amendment that outlaws all killing of innocent
human beings and they can forbid the Court to rule on abortion. The buck stops not with Congress,
however, but with us, for we are responsible for the leaders we elect. Most of the justices on this Supreme
Court were appointed by “conservative” Republicans! Now, by judicial fiat, our offspring are
slaughtered, our monuments desecrated, our Christian heritage revised, our
religion defiled, our state and national constitutions usurped, and atheistic
humanism has been shoved down our throats.
We’ve reaped what we’ve sown.
Repentance is long overdue.