THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY IS A SPOILED CHILD, AND CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE THE PUSHOVER PARENTS THAT SPOILED IT!
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
September 16, 2003
People today seem to think that the federal judiciary is the supreme law of the land. They are wrong! The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Just as the executive and legislative branches of government are bound to uphold the Constitution, so is the judicial branch.
However, for too long now, the federal judiciary has assumed tyrannical tendencies. What liberal socialists could not do through the due process of law (the legislative process), they have done through federal court fiat. As a result, America is now ruled by black-robed Jack-Boots!
It must be remembered, however, that federal courts have no power to execute their mad machinations except with the assistance of a complicit White House and an even more complicit Congress!
Our government has three co-equal branches. Nowhere is it written that the Supreme Court is the ultimate law of the land. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) recently said, "Congress and the President should remember that the Supreme Court is supreme only over other federal courts, not over the other branches of government." He is exactly right.
Unfortunately, for over a half-century now, congressmen and presidents alike have acted as if they have no restraining capability over the federal judiciary. Such an attitude is the height of irresponsibility! Both the White House and Congress have an obligation to hold federal courts in check. Furthermore, as the branch of government assigned with the majority of constitutional duties, it is up to Congress especially to measure up to this responsibility.
Instead of thumping their chests every election year about how much they oppose an out-of-control federal judiciary, they need to step up to the plate and do something about it! That means accepting their constitutional authority to limit the jurisdiction of federal courts.
For years, federal courts have attacked personal freedoms, states rights, and religious liberty. And for years, Congress has let them get by with it. In fact, federal courts today act like a bunch of spoiled babies, and Congress and the President are the pushover parents that spoiled them!
This isn't hard. Congress has the authority to take the Pledge of Allegiance issue out from under the jurisdiction of the federal judiciary. They could do the same thing for the Boy Scouts issue, the prayer in school issue, the Ten Commandments issue, and every other issue relating to the Bill of Rights.
And while they are at it, they could exempt the abortion issue from the jurisdiction of the federal courts. Yes, Martha, Congress can overturn Roe v Wade anytime it wants to do so!
If the American people are serious about changing the direction of the country (which they are not) they must demand that Congress put a stop to runaway judicial tyranny! Either that, or go ahead and disband the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and let the federal courts rule the country, which is basically what is happening now, anyway!
© 2003 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
"For years, federal courts have attacked personal freedoms, states rights, and religious liberty. And for years, Congress has let them get by with it. In fact, federal courts today act like a bunch of spoiled babies, and Congress and the President are the pushover parents that spoiled them!"