After fighting a war that took 8 years and 4,400 killed in action, the United States won its independence from England by the blood of her sons. The survivors of that war, long since venerated in the halls of liberty and freedom world-wide, took their time to frame a network of laws under our Constitution that gave liberty and justice the members of its union. They held up the rights of the individuals, gave specific rights to the States, and excluded actions of the government from infringing on those rights. They carefully and specifically created three separate and distinct branches of government to serve the people using the Constitution as the Rule of Law for their actions in serving the People (take note that the word People is capitalized in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution). Those three branches of government, of the People, by the People and for the People, were created in such a way to provide checks and balances during the legislative processes that were granted them by the People. Sadly, those rules of law, are now seen as mere guidelines and were ignored with impunity in the two most recent Supreme Court decisions rendered today and yesterday.
The first decision regarding the application of the Affordable Healthcare Act, which has wrecked the economy and made the healthcare system arguably worse, was first declared legal only because Justice Roberts’ deciding vote declared the government’s forcing of individuals to buy a product whether they liked it or not, was really just a “tax”, and therefore legal. This decision was quite a surprise coming from a Justice that was appointed and confirmed because of his conservative view on law and the Constitution. Justice Roberts affirmed his decision with another act of treason yesterday, by declaring that he voted to uphold the manner in which the Affordable Care Act was being run – contrary to the law – by stating that his decision was made based on factors outside the law and Constitution. He stated that he made his decision by deciding in his own mind that voting contrary would do harm to the health care system and would render it inoperable in the manner ‘in which it was [the Affordable Care Act] intended’.
Sadly, Justice Roberts does not have that leeway. His decision is to be made based only on the facts of the law, and whether or not they are Constitution AS WRITTEN, not as ‘intended’. For making such an openly blatant statement, Justice Roberts becomes a traitor to the Constitution, should be charged as a traitor, and when found guilt HANGED for his treasonous actions.
In the case today, the SCOTUS has ruled that, in spite of the fact that the Federal Government has no mandate to declare the rules of, or define marriage, that the States to do not have the right to decide on their own by the vote of the people (an act specifically given to the States by the Constitution), instantly disenfranchising the votes of over 50 million people nationwide within their appropriate States. Therefore all States must permit and begin to sanction Gay Marriage in spite of the rule of the people of the State.
This is a gigantic failure on many levels, but let me just give you two to consider.
- This ruling does not delineate the level at which pastors and priests who oppose gay marriage by religious belief will be held accountable for not performing a gay marriage ceremony. We have seen in Texas where the government used its influence to force pastors to turn over their sermon notes to determine of their sermons qualified as “hate speech”, and in Idaho where the local government went to work to force a pastor to perform a gay marriage or face a jail sentence. This ruling is yet another nail in the coffin of religious freedoms. How this new standard will be enforced upon the religious consciousness of the people remains to be seen. But, I can assure you, it will not be pretty.
- The Supreme Court failed to define what “marriage” IS with this decision. This fact remains singularly as a look into the minds of the Justices, and exists as a glaring beacon to their failure. Why did they not define marriage? Because they do not have the authority to do so. Problematically, they did rule however that marriage CAN BE between two gay lovers. So, in the end, they defined some of what it can be, but refused to give it a clear, full legal definition. Hmmm. The SCOTUS put themselves between a rock and homo. They spoke out to say that in spite of the fact that the Constitution did not specifically give the Judaical Branch the right to define marriage, that it therefore must be defined by the people through legislative action. Since the Constitution also did not give the right to define marriage specially to the Federal government, then by default, that power falls to the individual States or the people. But, in order to placate the President, his agenda, and the LBGT-alphabet-soup groups, they have ruled (unconstitutionally) that this power to define marriage does not belong to the individual States. So, in one hand they took the power to define marriage from where it Constitutionally belongs. On the other hand, they declined to define it legally themselves.
This means that there is NO legal definition for marriage, and that the precedent for defining it has been annulled. Now, we have no definition for marriage, and no legislative body with the power to define it. So, marriage then is whatever we want to make it in our own minds. Plural Marriage, also known as polygamy, illegal in 50 States will now be legal. Gay men who have abused and groomed young boys to be their sex slaves, will soon become their husbands. Marriages to animals will soon be taking place and full-on debauchery will rule the day. Sure, all this sounds ridiculous, huh? Well, so did gay marriage just 20 years ago.
If these decisions are permitted to stand in such clear violations of the Constitution, and I have no reason to believe they won’t, then the united States as we know it has officially been subjugated to the whim of the Executive and Judicial Branches of the government – meaning America is DEAD.
Checks and balances are gone. The value of the voice of the people has officially become null and void. Laws are enforced on the merits of the minds of the individuals who have been entrusted to rule by the Law, but rather are ruling by their own consciences. This creates an oligarchy, and destroys the Republic and its democratic processes.
Will someone stand and call the Court and the Executive Branch to order? I doubt it. This administration has openly and blatantly declared that they will defy the Congress and legislative branch, as well as the people with the President’s “cell phone and pen”. The Republicans, supposed to be the opposition party, stands by and does nothing, or supports the President as if they are impotent. The Supreme Court and the balance of this administration have acted in opposition to the rule of law, thumbed their nose at the People, changed law without legislation, enacted law, and basically did wherever they felt like – all with no response from the Congress. My hope that some elected Senator or Congressman will stand up and call this back to order, was fading, and is now lost. With the Supreme Court changing the application of the Constitution to however they want it to be – we are lost.
Lacking the fortitude of some officially elected representative of the people calling for the disbanding of the Supreme Court, and the President called to respond to his crimes against the people via an Impeachment Hearing, I hereby declare my support of a civil uprising of the people to overthrow the sitting government that we have authorized to act on our behalf. If they choose to ignore the people, I therefore choose to revoke their privilege to rule.
Perhaps some of you are familiar with these words (although this is probably fewer of you than ever before as this is not taught in school anymore…)
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
To all the Revolutionary War dead: Sorry, your sacrifice was in vain.