From Steve Deace at BarbWire.com:
A long-overdue army is finally gathering. Let’s pray it’s not too late.
Its membership marches under the banner that “courts don’t make law,” but some of the highest ranks of this righteous army nonetheless understands a fundamental problem with its creed. As with so many other American ideals, their profound natures have been rendered from obvious to oblivious in a sickly proportion of the public mind.
The selfish inattention and arrogance of successive generations of pseudo Americans has, for example, allowed for notions of “innocent until proven guilty” to be perverted. To such an extent that Kim Davis could be thrown in jail without trial, based solely on the whim of a single judge fueled by the rage of the Rainbow Jihad’s mob.
She was just the latest example of a growing list of Christians (bakers, florists, servicemen, etc.) targeted by their own government because they refuse to cast aside the laws of nature and nature’s God for a lie. But if their sacrifices are to be worth it, that which they fought for must once again be stamped on the American conscience to no less an extent than when our nation’s founders put their lives, fortunes and sacred honor on the line in its defense.
To paraphrase the scriptures, we must “help our unbelief” if our fight is to bear lasting fruit for not only ourselves but successive generations. And it is in that spirit that 64 prominent American legal scholars have stepped forward.
Last week’s statement issued by Princeton law professor Robert George’s American Principles Project contained the following call to arms concerning last summer’s off-the-rails Obergefell v. Hodges ruling by the United States Supreme Court:
“To treat as ‘settled’ and ‘the law of the land’ the decision of five Supreme Court justices who, by their own admission, can find no warrant for their ruling in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, would indeed be to resign our government into the hands of (the court). That is something that no citizen or statesman who wishes to sustain the great experiment in ordered liberty bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers should be willing to do.”
To declare such a thing is to gladly take up the cause of the Declaration of Independence once again. After all, its author, Thomas Jefferson, singled out King George III’s abuse of the judiciary more often than any of his other “long train of abuses.” Jefferson also spent much of his post-presidency years warning us about accepting the canard of judicial supremacy in our rule of law, and that if we do we are sowing the seeds for replacing our constitutional republic with a judicial oligarchy.
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