Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided to allow numerous lower court marriage decisions to stand, effectively allowing a handful of judges to throw out state bans on so-called “gay marriage.” Those bans were put in place by an overwhelming majority of voters, who amended their state constitutions to declare moral and legal sanity regarding what marriage is and isn’t.
This morning’s disappointing SCOTUS non-ruling amounts to a handful of appointed, virtually non-accountable Judges punting on their duty. SCOTUS had the opportunity to correct numerous, legally and morally twisted lower court decisions. Those judges’ opinions fly in the face of 6000 years of human history, they disregard our Nation’s founding legal principles of “…the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” and they disrespect tens of millions of voters in many States, who passed Constitutional Amendments declaring what God, Nature, history and common sense all know: marriage can only truly be between one man and one woman.
The political ramifications of today’s “punt” should be obvious. “We the People” are under attack regarding our rights of conscience, our religious liberty, and our very religious/moral beliefs which were shared by the Founders. This overt, post-modern arrogance has led to much pent up frustration by the voters. It should motivate and necessitate our thorough vetting of candidates for public office, and of current officeholders, by pressuring them to tell us, “What are you going to do about this? What is your leadership strategy to right this ship? What’s your remedy to this leftist takeover by judges, who are flying in the face of ‘the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God’?”
Furthermore, why would any governor or state legislature capitulate to these Judges? As Jefferson and Lincoln noted, judges aren’t the most powerful branch of government. The other two branches have as much say constitutionally, and more say practically, than the judiciary. Where are the Lincolns and the Jeffersons of our era?