Monday, June 04, 2012

US Supreme Court: Ultimate Moral Arbiter?

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This month the US Supreme Court will hand down a ruling as to whether Obamacare is constitutional, specifically in forcing citizens to buy a product---in this case, insurance.

The ruling on Obamacare, aka, Affordable Care Act, will also have a significant moral impact and if allowed to stand, will knock down the right to religious freedom of many Americans who have deeply held beliefs regarding the sanctity of life.

Should the Supreme Court be the ultimate moral arbiter?

A few months ago, President Obama declared DOMA "unconstitutional" and withdrew from his obligation as president to defend the law of the land.

Now DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) has been declared unconstitutional by the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, and is headed to the Supreme Court.

Neither Obamacare, nor DOMA have been voted on by the people---both have moral significance.

The Supreme Court, as most will admit, made a questionable legal decision, at best, in Roe v. Wade---the abortion case.

Should the Supreme Court be the ultimate moral arbiter?

President Obama, reverting to his career as a community organizer and agitator, said publicly in an attempt to impact the High Court, "Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

A Congress, we remember, that did not even have time to read the bill before it was rammed through.

What is extraordinary is that a sitting president would attempt to bully the Supreme Court to affect the outcome of a pending case.

Sen. Leahy followed with his own threat, saying if the Court doesn't uphold Obamacare, it would "be the height of judicial activism."

Nancy Pelosi is even predicting that the Supreme Court will vote 6-3 in favor of Obamacare.

One can only imagine the threats that will be directed toward the Court when they hear DOMA in the next year or so, should the present administration stay in office.

Should the Supreme Court be the ultimate moral arbiter?

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Spencer Roane (1762-1822), a judge on the Virginia Court of Appeals, cautioned that the Supreme Court's power to determine constitutionality must be curbed or it will continue to consolidate the power of the federal government.

America has changed since the Founders drafted our founding documents. In a moral sense, we have lost our way.

The Founders looked to Sir William Blackstone and others like him in the drafting and creating of the most important elements of what would become the greatest and most exceptional nation in the history of the world.

Blackstone, whose treatise, "Commentaries on the Laws of England," long stood as the leading work on English law and was instrumental in the development of American common law and the entire legal system, should be re-visited by every American who wants to see our nation restored, rather than remade into the image of secular socialist Europe.

Blackstone took it as self evident that God is the source of all laws, whether they are in found in Scripture or were observed in nature. His per-suppositions were thoroughly Christian, founded upon a belief that there exists a personal, omnipotent God, who works in and governs the affairs of men. In consequence, man is bound by those laws, which in turn provides a system of absolutes.


Because man is a derivative being, created by God in His Image.

Blackstone wrote, "Man as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of the Creator...for he is entirely a dependent being ... depending absolutely upon his Maker for everything ... it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his Maker's Will."

Blackstone's influence is clearly expressed in the Declaration of Independence, as the Founding Fathers wrote, "The Laws of Nature and Nature's God" was the source of their rights and freedoms.

Blackstone believed the words, "Rights" and "Laws" and "Freedoms" are meaningless without their divine origin.

And so in 2012, the year of our Lord, we have forgotten Him, and in some cases mocked Him, redefined His Scriptures to affirm our sins and passions, and now deny the very Truth that gave birth to this great nation.

No wonder James Madison said, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked our future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

The entire future of American civilization hangs in the balance.

We have grown government, while eliminating God from the culture.

John Hancock said on April 15, 1775, as the fight for freedom loomed, "In circumstances dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that, whilst every prudent Measure should be taken to ward off impending Judgements...All confidence must be withheld from the Means we use; and reposed only on that God who rules in the Armies of Heaven, and without whose Blessing the best human Counsels are but Foolishness...and all created Power Vanity."

Thank you for standing with Faith and Freedom as we work to advance those Principles in our present culture that made America the most free, blessed nation in the history of the human race.

May God help us.