Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Disturbing Trend from the Judicial Branch

And in other news from the folks at CitizenLink, we're reminded yet again that the federal judiciary considers itself the ultimate and the final arbiter as to how, and by what method the U.S. Constitution is to be interpreted...

A dangerous precedent has been set here, and in my opinion we simply cannot reiterate the point often enough. Many of us recognized it and spoke out loudly against it following the Supreme Court's revisit and overturning of its previous decision in the Lawrence v. Texas case most notably. CitizenLink names the Goodridge v. Massachusetts case specifically as one example of the dangerous tendency of the Court to cite foreign and international law as its basis for its decisions in these cases.

Let us here pause to revisit the plain language of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common Defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

For the United States of America.

In fact, we may cite numerous passages from the Constitution which would show this tendency of the courts to be a clear violation of the spirit and letter of the U.S. Constitution. Articles VI and VII come to mind offhand.

Article VI:

"The 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..."

Article VII:

"Done in convention...the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth..."

End of initial entry.