Congratulations! You’ve just won a free gift from the Overreaching Federal Government! You are the winner of……SCOTUSCare!!!! And if that’s not good enough, you’ve also inherited a nation in which gay marriage is the law of the land, regardless of the several states whose Constitution’s ban this practice.
That’s all the humor one can muster over these two critical Supreme Court rulings. It’s simply not funny. This week it appears as if our nation has lost its collective mind.
A mentally disturbed man, on medication known to cause a person to make radical and hostile decisions, goes into a predominantly black church in Charleston and murders nine people. Yet our unwitting press chooses not to blame the medication and instead calls for more gun control. Out of curiosity, what would have happened if just one of the members in that church had a gun with which to defend himself or herself that day?
When it was discovered that this murderer was in possession of a Confederate flag, the response of many government officials was to call for the removal of historical artifacts from public property. Many state and national parks have removed Confederate flags. Yesterday, Mayor Wharton of Memphis called for the removal of a statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and also for the body of the general and his wife to be disinterred and relocated.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the single most expensive federal mandate in the history of our nation – Obamacare. Two of the Republican-appointed justices, Roberts and Kennedy, who really should have known better, sided with the liberals on the bench to determine the 5-4 decision. This is the second time that Chief Justice Roberts’ vote has upheld the federal healthcare mandates.
Then this morning, SCOTUS once again showed their liberal colors (all rainbow!) and ruled that gay marriage is to be the law of the land. Yesterday, there were thirty-seven states in which the practice of homosexual marriage (I still hate that term) was already legal. Today, this practice has been forced onto the other thirteen states against their will.
Each of these states had passed constitutional amendments that honored the practice of marriage between one man and one woman. It was the will of the majority of the voters in those states. By what authority does the Supreme Court have the right to overturn the will of the people of those thirteen states? Please do not say “The Constitution.” According to The Constitution, the role of the Supreme Court is to interpret the laws, not to create them.
In other words, the Supreme Court, along with the Chief Executive and Congress, has reached far beyond their constitutionally outlined roles. How did this happen? We, the people, allowed it to take place. For two centuries most of those we have elected to office have incrementally overstepped their boundaries, assuming more authority than was stated in their respective job descriptions. Because it happened in small steps, the people overlooked it. With all respect to those who are activists and have sought to keep our government in check, our oversight, or lack thereof, has given us exactly what we deserve.
Late yesterday afternoon, a lawsuit was filed in a federal court by pro-abortion activists. They are seeking to overturn a TN constitutional amendment that was passed last fall as well as three laws passed (one in 2012 and two in 2015) that protect abortion vulnerable women and unborn children. The pro-life amendment passed in November of 2014 by a resounding margin. It is frightening to think what the US Supreme Court will do with this. It is truly a matter of life and death.
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison, among others, never intended for the federal government to have such power over the people. No, we have allowed it to happen as we have become a debased society. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” stated James Adams, our second president. Our Constitution cannot work when we permit our leaders to call good evil and evil good nor when we, the people, choose to allow the usurpation of authority by our government.
Special note: When I went to post this, the opening screen had the ‘gay pride’ stripes on the banner at the top of the page. I am not pleased!