The USA actually left Constitutional governance a long time ago.
How far astray we have gone, I have only recently begun to understand.
I am not a libertarian, however, the best explanation that I have found is on The Constitutionality Crisis web-site.
The most recent ruling by the “Supreme” court that has brought the Constitution and our government to the forefront in many people’s minds is the ruling called Obergefell vs Hodges.
The vast majority of the American people now believe that the latest ruling is the law of the land. Many believe that the right of marriage is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and that no two people can be denied this constitutional right based upon their gender.
There are some very pointed questions that are being ignored by all national media. I, for one, would like to hear a competent journalist give an answer to some of these. There are other questions I would like to have our educational institutions consider. If the Constitution of the United States is truly the law of the land, shouldn’t high school graduates be required to have read and studied the document? Shouldn’t students know what the law requires of citizens and how laws are to be made, maintained, and enforced?
I wonder, how many journalists, are actually qualified to do the job they attempt to do? How many journalists have any concept of Constitutional Law?
In Obergefell vs Hodges, SCOTUS used the Fourteenth Amendment, section I to demand that every state allow homosexual marriage.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
With that in mind would someone answer the following:
- Where in the Constitution of the US is the right to marriage by heterosexuals or homosexuals cited? We know of course, it isn’t there. SCOTUS is legislating that states may not define marriage as between a man and woman as Kentucky and many other states have voted to do in the past.
- Does the Supreme Court legally have the power of Judicial Review?
- What branch of government has legislative power to write and enact law?
- Does the Supreme Court have legislative power?
- Who actually broke the ‘Law’, Kim Davis or the judge who ordered her incarcerated?
Travis Loller suggested in an Associated Press article that Christian Conservatives are divided and afraid. She also suggested that we fear our religious liberty will be further eroded by the likes of Kim Davis refusing to do her job as a public servant.
Of course, this is a person who probably knows very few Christian conservatives and is believing what the media is teaching. As a Christian conservative I know this is not my fear.
Most Christian conservatives have known for some time that with the continuing political nature of the “Supreme” Court, along with the liberal nature of educational institutions in our country, our religious freedoms are no longer protected. Most of us know that we, like Aaron and Melissa Klein, who were forced out of business rather than lose their religious freedom, are in a losing battle unless something changes.
What most do not realize is that it isn’t just religious liberty that is endangered. All liberty guaranteed by the Constitution is in jeopardy.
In the past, issues that are controversial were brought before the electorate. Due to indoctrination in government schools, the electorate have become more tolerant of abuses, so that gradually, our nation has been transformed. Now, when those who hold political power seek to enforce a doctrine or law that is not popular enough to be enacted by the majority, they have found a way around the law of the land. We now have rule by the Supreme Court of America – nine unelected men and women who are appointed by politicians and who rule for a lifetime.