Kennedy Classics – The Biblical Basis for Our Constitution

Kennedy Classics – The Biblical Basis for Our Constitution

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FROM D. JAMES KENNEDY
MINISTRIES THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS ♪ WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I’M JERRY NEWCOMBE. AND I’M JENNIFER
KENNEDY CASSIDY. IT’S ASSUMED THAT GOD AND
CHRISTIANITY ARE NOT TO BE BROUGHT ANYWHERE
NEAR THE GOVERNMENT. IN FACT, A FIFTH-GRADER IN
FLORIDA WAS ORDERED BY HIS TEACHER TO STOP READING
THE BIBLE DURING FREE READING TIME BECAUSE OF
THE SO-CALLED SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. THANKFULLY THE
SCHOOL RECANTED, BUT IT SHOWS HOW DEEP THE
MISUNDERSTANDING GOES. CHRISTIANS ARE SEEING
THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS GUARANTEED TO THEM UNDER
THE CONSTITUTION ERODED, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE
SUPREME COURT HAS DECLARED HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICE
AND MARRIAGE TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. ON TODAY’S PROGRAM, YOU’LL
DISCOVER THAT BIBLICAL TRUTH HAD A DIRECT EFFECT
ON THE WRITING OF THE CONSTITUTION. AND WE’LL SHARE AN
IMPORTANT NEW RESOURCE WITH YOU TO SHOW YOU HOW
YOUR RIGHTS ARE BEING STRIPPED AWAY-AND WHAT
YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. AND AS WE BEGIN TODAY,
MY FATHER, DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY, HELPS US
SEE JUST HOW OUR CONSTITUTION- AND OUR FREE
NATION-WERE DEPENDENT ON THE BIBLE IN HIS
EYE-OPENING MESSAGE, “THE BIBLICAL BASIS
FOR OUR CONSTITUTION.” OUR SCRIPTURE LESSON THIS
MORNING IS TAKEN FROM THE 13TH CHAPTER OF
THE BOOK OF ROMANS. IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW
THIS IS THE GREAT CHAPTER THAT DEALS WITH THE
RELATIONSHIP OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO GOVERNMENT,
WHICH OF COURSE IS ORDAINED BY GOD. CHAPTER 13 VERSE 1, THE
INSPIRED WORD OF THE LIVING GOD. AND ONE TEXT FROM THE
33RD CHAPTER OF ISAIAH, THE 22ND VERSE: AND MAY GOD SPEAK TO US
THROUGH HIS HOLY WORD AND MAY HIS NAME EVER
BE PRAISED, AMEN. BISHOP PAUL O’BRIEN SAID
IN A LETTER TO A NEWSPAPER THE FOLLOWING: “THE UNITED
STATES WAS STARTED BY MEN WE TODAY WOULD
CALL PAGANS. THEY WROTE A CONSTITUTION
WITHOUT ONE WORD ABOUT GOD OR JESUS IN IT. AND IN THE AMENDMENTS THEY
SAID THERE SHOULD BE NO LAWS RESPECTING THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION. THIS TOO IS
EXCLUDING GOD.” WELL, MAYBE YOU’RE NOT
FAMILIAR WITH BISHOP PAUL O’BRIEN, SO LET ME
INTRODUCE HIM TO YOU FURTHER. HE IS A BISHOP IN THE
UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH. YOU COULD BECOME A BISHOP
IN THE UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH. YOU FIRST BECOME A MEMBER
BY SENDING THEM $35, AND THEN FOR JUST
A LITTLE BIT MORE, YOU CAN BECOME A BISHOP. HE ACTUALLY IS AN ENGINEER
WITH A SPARK PLUG COMPANY, BY HE LIKES TO CALL
HIMSELF BISHOP O’BRIEN. HIS OBVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF
AMERICAN HISTORY IS TRULY AMAZING, IS IT NOT? I SUPPOSE HIS KNOWLEDGE OF
THEOLOGY IS COMPARABLE. WELL, WHAT SHALL WE SAY? THE TRAGEDY IS THAT THERE
ARE MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS WHO GO TO ALL
KINDS OF CHURCHES WHO BELIEVE THAT BASICALLY
WHAT HE SAID IS TRUE. WELL, TODAY I THINK IT
WOULD DO WELL FOR US TO LOOK AT THE FACTS
ABOUT THE MATTER, BECAUSE THERE IS NO DOUBT
A CONCERTED EFFORT TO UPROOT THE AMERICAN
FOUNDATION FROM THE PURITAN CHRISTIAN SOIL
INTO WHICH IT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANTED AND
TRANSPLANT IT TO FRANCE TO PLANT IT IN THE BITTER
SOIL OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE
ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE SKEPTICAL ATHEIST
FRENCH AT THAT TIME. AND THEY HAVE MADE SOME
CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS, BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY,
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THE FACTS. NOW, PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE
THAT THE CHRISTIANS DID NOT WANT THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO RUN RELIGION. THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT
THEY HAD FLED IN ENGLAND, WHERE THE KING RAN THE
CHURCH AND EVERYTHING ELSE. THEY WANTED THE CHURCH TO
BE FREE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND THAT ITS
AUTHORITY WOULD REMAIN WITH THE CHURCHES
THEMSELVES AND WITH THE STATES. IN FACT, IN 1787, WHEN THE
CONSTITUTION WAS RATIFIED, NINE OUT OF THE THIRTEEN
STATES HAD STATE RELIGIONS. THEY WERE NOT OPPOSED
TO SUCH IF IT WERE THE STATES; WHAT THEY DIDN’T
WANT WAS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED
RELIGION. AND THAT’S WHY THEY LEFT
RELIGION OUT OF THE DISCUSSIONS OF
THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH TELLS THE WAY THAT
THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO BE RUN, WITH EACH OF THE
VARIOUS PARTS THEREOF. LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF
THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION. FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS
A GOVERNMENT BY LAW. THERE HADN’T BEEN
COUNTRIES THAT HAD A SINGLE CONSTITUTION THAT
INCLUDED ALL OF THESE THINGS BEFORE. SOME HAD BITS AND
PIECES HERE AND THERE. SO THE FIRST THING WE
NOTICE IS THAT THERE IS GOVERNANCE BY LAW
AND NOT BY MAN. THIS WAS NOT SOMETHING
WHERE THE KING WAS THE LAW OR WHERE SOME INDIVIDUALS
CONTROLLED THE GOVERNMENT. IT WAS A GOVERNMENT
BY LAW, AND THAT’S WHAT THEY GAVE US IN THE
CONSTITUTION. MANY OF THESE PRINCIPLES
HAVE BEEN SO DISTORTED IN OUR TIME THAT THEY’RE
HARDLY UNDERSTOOD TODAY. SECONDLY, THEY GAVE US THE
PRINCIPLE THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. THEY KNEW THAT THE BIBLE
SAID THAT GOD IS NOT A RESPECTER OF PERSONS. THERE WERE NO NOBILITY
OR LORDS OR LADIES. THEY WERE ALL THE SAME. THEY WERE ALL CITIZENS. DID YOU KNOW THAT IN
ENGLAND AT THIS TIME THEY HAD A SORT OF DEMOCRACY,
BUT ONLY ABOUT FIVE OR SIX PERCENT OF THE MEN IN
ENGLAND COULD VOTE, BECAUSE THEY JUST WEREN’T
EQUAL ENOUGH TO BE ALLOWED THAT PRIVILEGE? BUT AMERICA WAS
DISTINCTIVE IN DECLARING THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED
EQUAL AND ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR, SAID JEFFERSON
WITH “INALIENABLE RIGHTS.” AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE
ALL EQUAL IS THE SECOND PRINCIPLE TAKEN FROM THE
BIBLE, AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE INALIENABLE
RIGHTS IS THE THIRD. THERE WERE NO INALIENABLE
RIGHTS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY OR ANYWHERE ELSE,
BUT THEY WERE UNIQUE TO THIS COUNTRY AND THEY
WERE TAKEN RIGHT FROM THE SCRIPTURES. THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
GUARANTEE OUR RIGHTS AS BEING FROM GOD AND
BEING INALIENABLE. FOR EXAMPLE: IS YOUR
PROPERTY REALLY YOUR OWN? WELL, ACCORDING TO THE
BIBLE WE ARE COMMANDED NOT TO STEAL. THIS IS A GUARANTEE
OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. WHAT ABOUT THE SANCTITY
OF LIFE AND OUR RIGHT TO LIFE? IT IS GUARANTEED BY THE
COMMANDMENT THAT SAYS, “THOU SHALT NOT KILL,” OR
THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER,” AND THEREFORE WHEN
THE SUPREME COURT, SHOULD THEY SAY THAT THE
COMMANDMENTS HAVE TO BE BANISHED, THEY WILL, IN
EFFECT BE BANISHING THE GUARANTEES OF OUR
INALIENABLE RIGHTS. FOURTHLY, IT’S BASED, OUR
CONSTITUTION, ABOUT THE UPON THE CONCEPT
OF LIBERTY, BECAUSE THE FOUNDERS KNEW
THAT THE BIBLE SAID, “WHERE THE SPIRIT
OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY”
(II CORINTHIANS 3:17), THAT WE’RE COMMANDED:
“STAND FAST THEREFORE IN THE LIBERTY WHERE
WITH CHRIST HATH MADE YOU FREE”
(GALATIANS 5:1). AND WHEN PEOPLE HAD
BEEN MADE FREE FROM THE SHACKLES OF SIN BY
THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, THEY THEN BEGAN TO WANT
CIVIL LIBERTY AS WELL AND MOVEMENTS IN THAT
DIRECTION STARTED EVERYWHERE. FIFTH, THEY BELIEVED
THAT MAN IS SINFUL. JAMES MADISON, AGAIN
THE WRITER OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE
PRINCIPAL ONE, SAID THAT THERE IS A
CERTAIN DEPRAVITY ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS THAT MAKES
THEM NOT TRUSTWORTHY, AND THAT WE SHOULD KEEP
OUR EYE UPON THEM. AND THEY KNEW THE
SCRIPTURE THAT WE READ TODAY FROM ISAIAH 33: FOR
THE LORD IS OUR JUDGE. THE LORD IS OUR LAWGIVER. THE LORD IS OUR KING. DO YOU NOTICE THE TRI-PART
TYPE DIVISION OF OUR GOVERNMENT THERE? INTO THE JUDICIARY,
THE EXECUTIVE, THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES? THEY’RE RIGHT THERE. ALL OF THAT WAS DONE
BECAUSE THE FOUNDERS BELIEVED THAT WE WERE
SINFUL AND THAT TOO MUCH POWER COULD NOT BE
COLLECTED IN THE HANDS OF TOO FEW. IN ADDITION TO THAT
THEY KNEW THE DANGER OF INFLATION. YOU MAY RECALL THAT THE
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, WHICH HELD SWAY BETWEEN
THE REVOLUTION AND THE CONSTITUTION, THEY
HAD PRINTED MONEY, AND YOU MAY KNOW THAT A
DOLLAR BILL PRINTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL
CONGRESS WAS CALLED A “CONTINENTAL.” YOU MAY HAVE
HEARD THE TERM, IF YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH OF
SOMETHING BEING “NOT WORTH A CONTINENTAL,” BECAUSE
SINCE IT WAS MERELY PAPER MONEY, IT HAD,
THROUGH INFLATION, COME TO THE PLACE THAT A
CONTINENTAL DOLLAR AT THE TIME OF THE CONSTITUTION
WAS WORTH LESS THAN ONE CENT. THIS IS WHAT
INFLATION CAN DO, AS IT DID TO GERMANY IN
1923 AND HAS DONE TO OTHER COUNTRIES, AND HAS EVEN
IMPACTED OUR NATION FROM TIME TO TIME. AND SO, THEREFORE, THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS GIVEN THE POWER
NOT TO PRINT MONEY, BUT TO CLAIM IT
FROM GOLD OR SILVER, PROTECTING US
FROM INFLATION. AND THAT TOO, THE BIBLE
SAYS ABOUT THOSE WICKED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IN POWER
THEY WILL MAKE “THE SHEKEL GREAT, AND FALSIFYING
THE BALANCES BY DECEIT.” ANOTHER BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE
THAT OUR FOUNDERS KNEW ABOUT. WELL, MY FRIENDS, WE’RE IN
DANGER OF LOSING MUCH OR MOST OF THAT TODAY. IT’S TIME FOR CHRISTIANS
TO GET INFORMED, TO GET ACTIVE, AND TO
TRY TO RESTORE THE GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL PRIVILEGES
THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED. ONE CAVEAT: ULTIMATELY OUR
TRUST CANNOT BE IN THE CONSTITUTION. IT MAY BE THE GREATEST
DOCUMENT EVER TO COME FROM THE MIND OF
UNINSPIRED MAN, BUT THE ONLY DOCTRINE, THE
ONLY TEACHINGS THAT COME FROM THE INSPIRED PENMAN
OF ALMIGHTY GOD IS THE WORD OF GOD. THIS IS INFALLIBLE. (APPLAUSE) BUT WE CAN BE THANKFUL
TO GOD THAT MEN WHO BELIEVED PRECISELY
THAT TOOK THE PRINCIPLES OF THIS WORD AND
INCORPORATED THEM INTO THE GREATEST CONSTITUTION THAT
THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN- A CONSTITUTION THAT IS
HATED BY MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY WHO ARE
DOING EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISMANTLE IT
AND REMOVE ALL OF ITS CHRISTIAN VALUES. AND WHEN THEY DO THAT, I
GUARANTEE WE WILL HAVE NO INALIENABLE RIGHTS, AND
WHAT THE STATE GIVES, THE STATE CAN TAKE AWAY. MAY WE PRAY. FATHER, WE THANK THEE FOR
THESE GODLY MEN WHO GAVE US THIS MAGNIFICENT
DOCUMENT THAT HAS BLESSED OUR COUNTRY SO GREATLY
OVER THE LAST SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS. WE PRAY, LORD, THAT YOU
WILL CAUSE IT TO BE SUSTAINED, THAT YOU WILL
DEFEND IT AGAINST THE MACHINATIONS OF WICKED MEN
THAT WOULD TRY TO DESTROY IT OR DISTORT IT, AND THAT
THE LIBERTIES WHICH IT HAS GRANTED, WHICH
WE HAVE FROM GOD, WILL BE MAINTAINED. AND FATHER, WE PRAY THAT
YOU WILL USE EACH ONE OF US TO WIN OTHERS TO THEE,
THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY MAY
BECOME GODLY AND DESIRE TO SUPPORT A GODLY DOCUMENT. WE ASK ALL OF THIS IN THE
NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN. WE MAY NOT LIKE
TO THINK ABOUT IT, BUT WE ARE ALL SINNERS
IN NEED OF A SAVIOR. AND THANKFULLY WE HAVE
ONE IN JESUS CHRIST. HE CAME THAT WE MIGHT
ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULL NOW AND FOREVER. DO YOU KNOW FOR CERTAIN
THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE- THAT YOUR SINS
ARE PAID FOR? IF NOT, WE CAN GO TO GOD
IN PRAYER RIGHT NOW, SAYING, “LORD,
JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE FORGIVE
ME OF MY SINS, CLEANSE ME AND
MAKE ME BRAND NEW. I WANT TO KNOW THE LIFE
TO THE FULL THAT YOU HAVE COME TO GIVE SO THAT I MAY
KNOW PEACE AND JOY AND CONTENTMENT. PLEASE ENABLE ME TO LIVE
FOR YOU FROM THIS DAY FORWARD. IN YOUR NAME
I PRAY, AMEN.” I HOPE YOU PRAYED THAT
PRAYER AND IF YOU DID THEN WE’D LIKE TO HELP YOU GET
STARTED IN YOUR NEW LIFE BY SENDING YOU
BEGINNING AGAIN, A BOOK WRITTEN
BY DR. KENNEDY, TO HELP ENRICH
YOU SPIRITUALLY. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO PRAY,
HOW TO READ AND STUDY GOD’S WORD, EVEN HOW
TO WITNESS TO OTHERS. TO RECEIVE BEGINNING
AGAIN, JUST WRITE TO OUR ADDRESS OR CALL
OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU DO. AS WE LEARN IN TODAY’S
MESSAGE FROM DR. KENNEDY, THE WRITERS OF OUR
CONSTITUTION DID NOT WANT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TO CONTROL RELIGION. THAT’S WHY THEY GAVE US
THE FIRST AMENDMENT. THE POINT OF THE FIRST
AMENDMENT IS TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE
FROM THE GOVERNMENT, NOT VICE VERSA. BUT TODAY THE FIRST
AMENDMENT IS USED AS AN AXE TO LITERALLY SEVER THE
CHRISTIAN FAITH FROM EVERY AREA OF PUBLIC LIFE. AND NOW WITH THE HELP
OF ACTIVIST COURTS, THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
GUARANTEED TO CHRISTIANS AND ALL OTHERS IS BEING
THREATENED AS UNELECTED JUDGES INVENT RIGHTS NOT
FOUND IN THE CONSTITUTION AND GIVE THEM PRIORITY
OVER THE ONES THAT ARE ACTUALLY THERE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW
THE RUNAWAY COURTS ARE NOW IMPLEMENTING LIBERAL
POLICIES RATHER THAN FAIRLY DECIDING THE LAW. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT
OF AREAS IN WHICH WE HAVE DRIFTED QUITE A WAYS FROM
THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE FOUNDERS. WE, CERTAINLY, HAVE
A RUNAWAY JUDICIARY. THEY ARE NOW MAKING
DECISIONS THAT HAVE NO CONCEIVABLE RELATIONSHIP
TO THE CONSTITUTION. IT’S THE JOB OF THE COURTS
TO APPLY THE LAW AND NOT TO MAKE NEW LAW. YEAH I THINK WHEN THE
SUPREME COURT SAYS WE MAKE A DECISION THAT’S
IT, IT’S FINAL, DON’T THINK ABOUT IT THEY
ARE REPRODUCING THEMSELVES AS A MONARCH AND UNDER
THE BRITISH KING. AND WHEN JUDGES TAKE IT
INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, TO GIVE THE CONSTITUTION
A DIFFERENT READING FROM WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY
INTENDED AT THE TIME THAT IT WAS DRAFTED, OR AT THE
TIME THAT IT WAS AMENDED, THEN WHAT THEY’RE REALLY
DOING IS USURPING THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT FROM
THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, WHICH SHOULD BE
MAKING THE LAWS. SINCE THE CASE OF MARBURY
VERSUS MADISON IN 1803, IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED THAT
THE SUPREME COURT HAS THE DUTY TO REVIEW THE
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF LAWS AND GOVERNMENT ACTIONS. BUT DOES THAT MAKE THEM
THE FINAL AUTHORITY? THERE’S NOTHING BY ANY
FRAMER IN THE DEBATES AT PHILADELPHIA RATIFICATION
DEBATES TO SUGGEST THE COURT IS THE
LAST WORD AT ALL. SO THAT’S ONE THING. SECONDLY, IT NEVER
HAS BEEN, FACTUALLY, IT NEVER HAS BEEN. THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS NOT
THE FINAL WORD OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION IS. THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF
SAYS: THIS CONSTITUTION SHALL BE THE SUPREME
LAW OF THE LAND. IT DOESN’T SAY: THIS
CONSTITUTION AS INTERPRETED BY JUDGES
IS THE SUPREME LAW, SO THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF
REJECTS THAT PROPOSITION. HERB TITUS IS A
CONSTITUTIONAL ATTORNEY AND LONGTIME
LAW PROFESSOR. POWERS ARE SEPARATED
BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIVE, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE
JUDICIAL IN ORDER TO AVOID TYRANNICAL USE OF
GOVERNMENT POWER. JAMES MADISON, IN THE
FEDERALISTS PAPER SAID, THAT SEPARATION OF POWERS
GUARDS US AGAINST TYRANNY; THE COURTS ARE SUPPOSED
TO HAVE A LIMITED BUT IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR
CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM AND THAT IS A BULWARK AGAINST
THE OTHER BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SURE
THEY ARE ACTING IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE CONSTITUTION. TOM FITTON IS PRESIDENT
OF JUDICIAL WATCH IN WASHINGTON, DC. TOO OFTEN THE TEMPTATION
IS TO USE THE COURTS TO ADVANCE YOUR
POLICY AGENDA. AND THE LEFT HAS AN
UNFORTUNATE HISTORY OF DOING THIS AND THEY DID
THIS WITH ABORTION, THEY’VE DONE IT
WITH GAY MARRIAGE. THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL
RIGHT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. I THINK ONLY IN THE LAST
50 – 60 YEARS WE’VE BEEN DRIFTING INTO THIS
POSITION THAT THE COURT’S THE FINAL WORD. THE COURT WILL SAY AT
TIMES BUT NOW IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING ENTRENCHED AND
SO WE DEIFY THE SUPREME COURT. LOUIS FISHER IS THE
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE AT THE CONSTITUTION PROJECT,
AND WAS FOR 40 YEARS A SENIOR SPECIALIST AT THE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. WE’RE A GOVERNMENT NOT
JUST OF SEPARATION OF POWERS BUT WE BELIEVE IN
CHECKS AND BALANCES AND I MEAN CHECKING AND
BALANCING THE SUPREME COURT AS WELL. THE CONSTITUTION, I THINK,
IT SHOULD BE READ TO GIVE JUDGES THE POWER
TO INTERPRET IT. BUT I STRESS INTERPRET
IT, NOT MAKE IT UP. AND PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE
HOW MUCH THE COURT IS DOING, WHICH HAS NO
RELATIONSHIP TO THE CONSTITUTION. HAMILTON, IN THE
FEDERALIST PAPERS SAID THAT THE JUDICIAL POWER
WAS AS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE EXECUTIVE AND THE
LEGISLATIVE POWER. HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THIS
COURT COULD BECOME. WHAT THEY DIDN’T
INTEND WAS FOR, A GROUP OF
UNELECTED JUDGES, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE UP
WHAT THEY THOUGHT THE CONSTITUTION
SHOULD HAVE BEEN. IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION EVERY TIME THE
SUPREME COURT SITS. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE
INTERRUPTING THE DOCUMENT THAT WE HAVE. CARRIE SEVERINO IS CHIEF
COUNSEL AND POLICY DIRECTOR FOR THE
JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM
IN OUR COURTS AND IT COMES FROM JUDGES NOT
APPROACHING THE CONSTITUTION AS NEUTRAL
ARBITERS BUT LOOKING AT IT AS A TOOL TO ADVANCE
THEIR POLICY GOALS. THE CONSTITUTION IS BEING
REWRITTEN BY JUDGES. EXPERTS SAY THAT ONE OF
THE TOOLS BEING USED TO REMAKE AMERICA BY JUDICIAL
FIAT IS THE CONCEPT OF THE SO-CALLED LIVING
CONSTITUTION. THE IDEA THAT THE
CONSTITUTION IS A LIVING DOCUMENT IS REALLY
PREPOSTEROUS. WHAT THEY MEAN BY THAT IS
THAT A JUDGE CAN CHANGE IT. THE LATE JUDGE ROBERT BORK
WAS A YALE LAW PROFESSOR AND WAS NOMINATED BY
PRESIDENT REAGAN TO THE SUPREME COURT-A NOMINATION
THAT WAS SCUTTLED IN A HIGHLY POLITICIZED PROCESS
AS INTEREST GROUPS USE THE POWER OF THE COURT
TO REMAKE AMERICA. JUDGE BORK’S NOMINATION
WAS DEFEATED. ED MEESE WAS U.S.
ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER PRESIDENT REAGAN
AT THE TIME. THAT SET A LOW POINT FOR
THE SENATE PROCEEDINGS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, IT
ALSO SET A PATTERN THEN, THAT WAS REITERATED IN
SUBSEQUENT CONFIRMATION PROCESSES, WHEN THESE
SAME LIBERAL AND LEFTWING ORGANIZATIONS GOT
TOGETHER WITH SOME OF THE ULTRA-LIBERAL SENATORS IN
ORDER TO STAGE THESE SAME KIND OF ATTACKS
ON OTHER PEOPLE. THIS IS A CASE IN WHICH
THIS DIRT WAS SEARCHED FOR BY STAFFERS OF MEMBERS
OF THIS COMMITTEE. IT WAS THEN LEAKED
TO THE MEDIA. AND THIS COMMITTEE,
AND THIS BODY, VALIDATED IT AND
DISPLAYED IT. IN RECENT DECADES, THE
FEDERAL JUDICIARY HAS INSTITUTED
ABORTION ON DEMAND, OVERTURNED LIMITS ON
PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION, SILENCED VOLUNTARY
PRAYER IN SCHOOLS, MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE,
AND DISCOVERED A SO-CALLED RIGHT TO SODOMY AND
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN THE CONSTITUTION. THE COURTS REALLY HAVE
NO BUSINESS CREATING NEW RIGHTS OUT OF WHOLE
CLOTH BASED ON THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF
THE CONSTITUTION, AS CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED
OR CURRENTLY INTERPRETED. ADVOCATES OF REINING IN
THE RUNAWAY JUDICIARY WANT TO SEE THE COURTS RETURNED
TO THEIR PROPER ROLE. JUDGES DON’T HAVE SOME
SPECIAL ACCESS TO DIVINE WISDOM THAT ALLOWS THEM
TO PROPERLY GOVERN US. THEIR JOB IS NOT TO BE
THESE PHILOSOPHER KINGS WHO RULE OUR NATION, THEIR
JOB IS TO INTERPRET THE LAWS. THEIR JOB ISN’T
TO MAKE THE LAWS. WE HAVE OUR ELECTED
OFFICIALS TO DO THAT. SO THE QUESTION IS: WHAT
CAN PEOPLE DO ABOUT JUDGES? AND THE MAIN THING
THAT THEY CAN DO, QUITE FRANKLY, IS TO ELECT
PEOPLE TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO
ARE GONNA HONOR THE CONSTITUTION, AND WHO ARE
GOING TO CONFIRM JUDGES, WHO BELIEVE IN
THE CONSTITUTION, WHO HAVE THE INTEGRITY,
THE INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY, AND THE
OVERALL COMPETENCE TO BE GOOD JUDGES. THERE’S NO GREATER DUTY ON
THE SENATE THAN TO CONFIRM GOOD JUDGES, SO
THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE, WHO BELIEVE IN THE
CONSTITUTION AND WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR
ROLE AS JUDGES, AND WHO WILL REFRAIN FROM
JUDICIAL ACTIVISM-THAT IS USURPING THE POWERS
OF THE OTHER BRANCHES. ONCE AGAIN THIS SUMMER,
THE SUPREME COURT DECIDED TO DO THE WORK OF
PHILOSOPHER KINGS AND REBUILD OUR
SOCIETY FOR US. DESPITE THE FACT THAT OVER
THIRTY STATES HAD PASSED THEIR OWN LAWS AND
AMENDMENTS DEFENDING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE, THE
COURT SIMPLY WIPED ALL THAT AWAY AND DECIDED TO
DECLARE SAME-SEX SO-CALLED MARRIAGE A CONSTITUTIONAL
RIGHT-DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT DIDN’T EXIST IN
ANY LEGAL FORM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD UNTIL
JUST 15 YEARS AGO. AND IN MAKING
THAT DECISION, THE COURT PUT THIS
NEWLY-INVENTED “RIGHT” ON A DIRECT COLLISION COURSE
WITH YOUR-AND MY-RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. WE’VE ALREADY SEEN WHAT
HAPPENS WHEN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS, BASED ON
THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, DECLINE TO PARTICIPATE
IN CELEBRATING SAME-SEX SO-CALLED MARRIAGES BY
BAKING A WEDDING CAKE, DOING PHOTOGRAPHY
FOR IT, AND SO FORTH. SOME HAVE LOST THEIR
BUSINESSES AND PAID HEAVY FINES-FOR EXERCISING
RIGHTS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO THEM UNDER THE
FIRST AMENDMENT. AND IT’S LIKELY TO
CONTINUE TO GET WORSE. THE TIME IS NOW OR NEVER
FOR CHRISTIANS TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THEIR
RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS, AS WELL AS TO BE
ABLE TO THOUGHTFULLY, COGENTLY DEFEND WHY WE
BELIEVE WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT MARRIAGE. WELL WE HAVE A NEW
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