11 February 2015 AD
SCOTUS moves toward legitimizing “gay marriage” in America by ruling against the People of Alabama.
One could say the issue of unlawful “gay marriage” began in 2006, when Alabama voters approved a constitutional amendment banning the abhorrent practice. The issue today isn’t “gay marriage” but federal overreach. The 50 states, separately or collectively, have the power to allow or disallow gay marriage, not federal government.
Of the thirty enumerated powers granted federal government by the states, the authority to define marriage, thereby defining the American family, or the authority to define any other societal constructs was not among those constitutional powers.
As stated clearly and unambiguously in the Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
“Reserved to the states” is the operative phrase. We the People, through agency of our respective states, did not and do not assign authority to redefine the ancient institution of family, marriage of one man and one woman, to federal government.
On the matters of separation of powers between federal and state governments, Thomas Jefferson said,
“I believe the States can best govern our home concerns, and the General Government our foreign ones.“
Issue of the Hour: Will Federal Government Reach Beyond Constitutional Boundaries?
Let’s do our duty. Let’s demand our Representatives remove any and all Supreme Court justices from office who rule against the people of Alabama.
Regarding the seating of justices on federal courts, the President nominates, but it is the Legislative Branch that has sole authority to seat them or to remove them. Any federal judge can be removed by Congress when his or her conduct is judged inconsistent with “good behaviour”.
The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
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