4 September 2015 AD/20 Elul 5775
Marriage regulation is not among the 30 enumerated powers of federal government. As per the 9th and 10th amendments to the Constitution, the states have never assigned that authority to federal government.
Noteworthy is Kentucky law which lawfully and constitutionally defines marriage. http://ow.ly/RMZJW
However, way, way back on December 15, 1791, the STATES ratified the Bill of Rights. The 1st amendment features five rights, chief among the five is our freedom of religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” – Take particular note of “the free exercise thereof”. Historical revisionists strive to restate this inviolable clause as “freedom of worship” which implies our freedom of religion must be confined to a church building or synagogue. No, our freedom of religion applies to everything in which we engage.
The official word out of the White House is Kim Davis is not “above the law.” So we ask, which law? Which state law says Kim Davis is acting above the law?
U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning placed Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies with their order. He said fines were not enough to force her to issue the licenses, and allowing her to defy the order would “create a ripple effect.”
I say what is needed in America today is a “ripple effect”.
Judge Bunning assumes a Supreme Court opinion has the force of law. It does not. I refer you to the U.S. Constitution, Article VI, paragraph second which clearly states:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”
And Article I, Section 8 which clearly states:
“To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”
All laws. Not some.
Article III of our Constitution lays out the role of the judiciary where there is no authorization to make law.
Four justices strongly dissented:
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. – “This court is not a legislature [and] our Constitution does not enact any theory of marriage.”
Justice Antonin Scalia, well-known for his vitriolic dissents, called the opinion “a judicial Putsch,” “pretentious,” “egotistic,” “silly,” and filled with “straining-to-be-memorable passages“…”Today’s decree says that my ruler, and the ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact — and the furthest extension one can even imagine — of the court’s claimed power to create ‘liberties’ that the Constitution and its amendments neglect to mention.” LA Times http://ow.ly/RMYU6
The recent string of assassinations of law enforcement officers and threats by the Nation of Islam’s leader Farrakhan to murder white people are expressions of lawlessness that threaten our republican government while dismissing the rule of law.
For further reading:
25 Violations of Law By President Obama and His Administration http://ow.ly/RMZeh
President Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013 http://ow.ly/RMZj3
This sitting rogue president and a rogue SCOTUS majority threaten our liberties and the futures of our children and grandchildren, generations yet to be born.
We approach a tipping point in our history where only a sovereign act of God, divine intervention, will be able to sustain our country.