A SUPREME WORLD OF HURT
Will he be a good judge or will he be a bad judge? Will he be a "strict constructionist" or will he make things up as he goes along like the rest of them do? Will he obey the clear mandates of the Constitution, or will he be just another in a long line of supreme egomaniacs who think they know what is best for their servants?
Hmmm, we wonder, what will Mr. Roberts do with all the power we are going to let him have for the next thirty years or so? Will he use that power wisely?
While those are fair questions, the fact that we even have to ask them, is a really bad sign for the future of our Republic. By trying to guess how Mr. Roberts will behave for what could be the next several decades, we validate and continue to put our trust in a "Supreme" Court that has become completely corrupt, has consistently supported evil, and has been aggressively attacking our freedoms for over a century.
What we should be talking about is impeaching every one of the misbehaving Supreme Court justices, as well as shutting down the rest of the "inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish," (Article III Section 1) until such time as we can find judges who will start obeying the law!
Instead, we are clinging to the fantasy that maybe, just maybe, they will get it right this time (also known as the "Charlie Brown kicking the football" syndrome) and put someone on the court who will refuse to let all that power go to his head. But if the behavior of previous "conservative" court appointments is any indication of the future performance of Mr. Roberts, we can be confident that his reign on the court will lead to: more usurpations of power, more unjust laws, more dead babies, and less freedom.
How could a court, that has been so destructive to our culture, continue holding such an important influence over our lives? After all, the nine justices by themselves do not have the power to do anything except to write a few, mostly unintelligible, position papers. The Supremes have to depend on other, equally-corrupt government entities to follow blindly along with whatever freedom-killing madness they decide to hand down - such as the Congress, the "Justice" Department, and the wardens of the burgeoning American Gulag. And, follow along, they do.
Contrary to what many have been led to believe, we are a republic, not a democracy. And, what has happened to our courts is an abomination to any freedom loving people. Our inalienable rights should never be infringed, no matter what the majority may say - be it from a judge, a Congressman or a President! And just because 51 Senators are willing to give someone a lifetime appointment to the court - with no accountability to anyone - does not make it right.
The good news is that Congress has all the constitutional authority it needs - and indeed holds the key - to reign in this rogue, completely out-of-control court system. The bad news is that this is a power our leaders in Congress have so far refused to use.
Congress has the only law-making power within the federal government - and even then, with specific and very strict limitations. The courts have absolutely no power to make law. When the judges step outside the bounds of their authority, our representatives in Congress have the power, and the duty, to step in and regulate the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court - even to the point of reversing illegal court decisions if necessary.
So whose fault is it that our courts have become such a hopeless mess? Is it the judges' fault? Is it the fault of those in Congress? No, not really. They are just doing what men normally do when given access to such unlimited power.
It would be easy to pass responsibility for this judicial chaos onto someone else, but the fault for this one is ours. It is our refusal to demand accountability from those who serve us that has created the problem. Instead of punishing them, we allow corrupt judges to stay on the bench, and we keep sending the same gang of scoundrels back to Congress year after year! This puts the blame squarely back on you and me.
The intensity of the "will he or won't he" discussions over the Roberts nomination is an indication that the moral collapse of this once great Republic is entering into an advanced, and quite likely, terminal stage.
Of course, crooked judges and tyrannical courts are only a symptom of a much larger, and far more serious problem - that we are a nation in absolute, open rebellion against our Creator. This is a condition from which there is no escape, other than by throwing ourselves before His throne to beg forgiveness for what we have allowed to happen to our country.
Ultimately, the loss of our freedom is a spiritual problem, with the cops, the courts and the jails being merely the delivery agents of our divine judgment. Until we can realize that we have been serving the wrong master and are willing to repent, we will remain a nation in a supreme world of hurt.
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David Brownlow, a regular columnist for NewsWithViews.com, is the Executive Director of Life Support, an Oregon based "No Abortion, No Excuses" anti-abortion organization that is focused on eliminating all government funded child-killing. David, an engineer, former Constitution Party candidate, and 25 year political activist, resides in Damascus, Oregon with his wife Suzanne and their four children.
...what will Mr. Roberts do with all the power we are going to let him have for the next thirty years or so? Will he use that power wisely?