Last week’s Supreme Court decision is not surprising and it being only over same-sex marriage is for the shortsighted. What we just witnessed was a law that couldn’t pass most of the state legislatures, couldn’t get passed in Congress, and was not supported by most Americans (going by votes in most states, not targeted polls)…yet, it was passed by five lawyers of the Supreme Court. Five people just effectively made law. Five people changed a definition held for millennia. Five people just changed state laws with no basis in the Constitution, which says “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people.” Thomas Jefferson warned in 1820, “to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one that will place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” Some consider this an attack upon conservative values, which has legitimacy, but this was an attack on our Constitution…and therefore We the People’s form of government. We are marching toward a tyrannical oligarchy, enjoying our bread and games as did Rome. As Justice Scalia quipped in his dissent, “A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
I encourage everyone to take the time to read through this pivotal decision, and I will provide some choice quotes in the near future for those not willing to read all 103 pages. In it you will find the majority’s verbose twist of case law to make the point of their desired outcome and then their eloquent distortions are eviscerated in the dissents. As Justice Alito stated:
“Today’s decision will also have a fundamental effect on this Court and its ability to uphold the rule of law. If a bare majority of Justices can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, the only real limit on what future majorities will be able to do is their own sense of what those with political power and cultural influence are willing to tolerate. Even enthusiastic supporters of same-sex marriage should worry about the scope of the power that today’s majority claims.”
There is hope though…but it requires dedication and effort from all of us. I will be sharing more information on Article V of the Constitution in the coming days and weeks (the only peaceful means left to stop this train wreck). But it won’t work if you don’t share the information or contact your state legislatures. More to come…..