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The recent incarceration and Christian persecution of Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis brings back memories of the old Evil Empire of the Soviet Union.
Historically, both the Soviet Union and the United States had one thing in common. They both had constitutions that had protections of human rights and freedoms. But the old Communist government of the U.S.S.R. was able to enslave its people through their runaway courts. Put simply, the judicial branch of their government began doing whatever their leaders wanted. They would ignore their constitution and rule in a dictatorial way, usurping the rights–especially religious rights of its people. The actual Soviet Bill of Rights was far superior to the U.S. Bill of Rights. Don’t believe me? Believe conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who testified before a U.S. Judiciary Committee.
But regardless of their parchment guarantees, Soviet citizens were dragged off to the gulag and never heard from again. Sometimes a person got a day in court to feign justice; their rogue courts would virtually always rule against the rights enshrined in their Bill of Rights.
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How is that any different from what is happening today? The founding fathers of the United States put in extreme protections to keep us from ever having the runaway judiciary we have today. They intentionally made the courts, including the Supreme Court, the weakest of the three branches of government. Yet today, the Supreme Court is viewed as the most powerful. How on earth did that happen? Perhaps it is because of the word, supreme, as in the very Supreme Being it attempts to usurp.
Clearly, the Supreme Court doesn’t like competition, from either of the other two branches of government or from God Himself.
What’s weird about Supreme Court opinions is that they are just that: Opinions. They are not rulings of law. They are opinions. If politicians want law, they should pass laws. They shouldn’t accept unconstitutional opinions of the so-called high court. To solve this runaway court problem, Americans need to start treating the Supreme Court as the low court they were meant to be and to tell them: Don’t tread on US or on our God-given freedoms and rights. And make no mistake about it: In Rowan County, Kentucky, there is no law that Kim Davis broke. She simply kept the oath she took to uphold the Constitution of the state of Kentucky and was upholding Kentucky law as a sovereign state.
Kim Davis took a righteous stand against a renegade federal court opinion, cleaving instead to her First Amendment right of religion and to her personal deep-seated Christian beliefs. Furthermore, Kim Davis has her head on straight as she understands that in Kentucky, it is illegal to issue marriage licenses to two people of the same gender. But for upholding the law, she was thrown in jail. But under what authority? None. Nada. Zip. Scary stuff. Dragged off to the American Gulag. Perhaps this is scariest because not one in 1000 people understand the rule of law or our Constitutional rights or states’ rights any more.
At this rate, we are on the road to letting U.S. courts rule US just as the Russians allowed their Soviet Court system to drag them deeper into Communism. Think about it. The United States is already in a near Socialist State. The only thing left is to take away religion, and we’d become virtually indistinguishable from Communism. So let’s fight this spreading new evil empire cancer from spreading in the bowels of our Constitutional Republic and not let it swallow us from within.
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