Looks like our invincibly arrogant Supreme Court is on a Progressive roll–a veritable steamroller of errant and overreaching Delphic rulings quite at odds with our Constitution.
On the heels of the Court’s outrageous ruling yesterday on Obamacare, here it goes again by “ruling” that same-sex marriage is a “constitutional right”. Huh? Constitutional right? Since when can SCOTUS grant rights? This ruling is much more than mystifying; it is subversive.
While the same-sex ruling was entirely predictable–no less so than the Obamacare, aka SCOTUScare, ruling yesterday–I am no less stunned by this judicial quackery and lawlessness.
Thinking I may have missed something along the way, this morning I carefully re-read my copy of the Constitution, and for the life of me I couldn’t find marriage of any kind defined as a “constitutional right”. Nowhere! In fact, marriage isn’t even mentioned in the text.
Per the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, any power not specifically/expressly delegated by the States to the federal government remains with the States and the People. Thus, defining marriage is a State power and same-sex marriage is constitutional ONLY if the individual State and its citizenry says it is. This isn’t rocket science, folks. It’s the law. And the obscene misapplication of the 14th Amendment’s “”equal protection” clause yet again cannot nullify the authority of the 9th and 10th Amendments. Only a constitutional amendment can do that.
Just what Constitution are these Progressive judicial oligarchs reading? Have they even read the Constitution? And, if so, do they at all regard the US Constitution as the supreme law of the land? Obviously not. Clearly, Judicial Supremacy has virtually supplanted Constitutional Supremacy. And therein lies the seed of our self-destruction.
Wouldn’t it be splendid–indeed, principled and courageous–were the States to exercise their lawful authority by NULLIFYING this outrageous judicial usurpation of State sovereignty? Without spine and political courage at the State level, the US Constitution is, without question, D-E-A-D and this “constitutional republic” but an illusion.
Until this judicial tyranny is stopped, what precious remains of this tattered constitutional republic will be relegated to the dustbin of history.
I do not see a good end to this lawlessness. As to a remedy, let our Founders be our guide …
“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. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.” Justice Anthony Scalia, June 26, 2015, regarding the same-sex SCOTUS ruling.