Black-Robed Executioners Constitution-Shredders. Here’s what Thomas Jefferson warned us about when the overwhelming Will of We The People gets trashed by a few (or a single) black-robed executioner; and consider what happened in 1973, two years ago, and again this past Monday…
“Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law”, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million human beings collected together are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately”. This in answer to an enquiry from Isaac H. Tiffany in 1819
Of late, those of you who follow me on Facebook have noticed that I more and more frequently refer to the Supreme Court (and all of the Judiciary for that matter) as the Black-Robed Executioners because it has been increasingly evident over the past 50-plus years that whatever a sitting president cannot accomplish through Congress, he can surely force an unpopular ideological agenda through, either by fiat of Executive Orders or by legislating from the bench; particularly-so if he has the Black-Robed Executioners under control (and let the reader understand what I mean by that).
I also believe that in almost every state where there was a vote (let’s take say, California for one, with Proposition 8) homosexual “marriage” was resoundingly rejected. Which is why they’ve taken the issue now to the courts, who are more likely to take a liberal-leftist-Alinskyite-DemoMarxist viewpoint and overrule the law or, as the Supreme Court Black-Robed Executioners did this past Monday, cowardly reject it completely. And as the Bard would express it – “and therein lies the rub”. For instance consider for a minute or two, just what this bunch of Black-Robed Executioners brought on We The People back in 1973, and dwell for a while on those numbers. Those were real wanna-be-citizens of the Constitutional Republic of the United States, whose singular Declarative and Constitutional rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” were snuffed out before they could even make it out of the womb. So where were the “rights” of those innocent unfortunates, mmmmm?? “Gone with the Wind” to quote a classical American novel. 56,000,000 deaths equals a genocidal murder rate unprecedented in World History. To put it in perspective, total casualties in WW I were 37,000,000, of which 16,000,000 were deaths, and 21,000,000 wounded; WWII totaled 38 to 55,000,000, which included 19 to 25,000,000 from war-related disease and famine; all other conflicts combined (including the US Civil War) account for only a miniscule comparison to the 56,000,000 innocents slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs.
So, to cut to the chase, I bring your attention to this past Monday, and what happened with the current version of the Supreme Court Black-Robed Executioners and their pejorative behavior. In today’s American Spectator, George Neumayr raises the specter of doom over the Constitution once again being passed over for political expediency, and the effect upon the will of We The People by this total disregard of personal rights of a majority of the population, what Jefferson refers to above as “because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual”.
The Supreme Court’s decision this week to let lower courts impose gay marriage on the states is one more blow to what is left of the traditional family in America. The unwillingness of the justices to defend the obvious constitutionality of state bans on gay marriage signals the imposition of gay marriage on the entire country. The court’s avoidance of the issue is an illustration of its contempt for the people and its support for elitist change by judicial revolution.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said that the lesson of Roe v. Wade is not that the court ignored the Constitution but that “it moved too far, too fast.” In other words, the job of a justice is to invent constitutional rights at politically opportune moments. The liberal justices are content to let lower courts do their work for them and then ratify that judicial activism at a safer time.
That the conservative justices are letting them get away with this charade suggests ambivalence about gay marriage on their part. Only four votes were needed for the Court to address the lower-court cases. This was the moment for conservative justices to defend the people’s right to ban gay marriage. But they have let it pass, making it possible for lower courts to force gay marriage on a host of new states. Gay activists are estimating that the Court’s deference to the lower courts could mean as many as thirty to thirty-five states will have gay marriage before too long.The justices see less division in this fait accompli approach, but their cowardly abdication won’t eliminate the bitter feelings, now deepened even more, that many Americans harbor towards the judicial class for deciding fundamental moral issues for them. This remains a judicial revolution, whether it is done incrementally or quickly. Unelected judges have once again separated the people from their own form of government, partly on the assumption, perhaps sadly correct, that the people won’t mind all that much about this loss of freedom as they come to accept propaganda about gay marriage. The Left is adept at grinding the people down, getting them to see changes they once opposed as “inevitable.”
Traditional marriage looks more and more forlorn. The GOP apparently can’t be bothered to defend it, seeing the Supreme Court’s ducking of the issue as good politics for its candidates, according to press accounts. Defending marriage is “becoming a drag for the party,” according to Time, which quotes a Republican aide to a likely 2016 presidential contender saying: “We don’t have to agree with the decision, but as long as we’re not against it we should be okay. The base, meanwhile, will focus its anger on the Court, and not on us.”
If the GOP’s wins depend upon happily losing on issues as fundamental as the family, those victories won’t be very meaningful. The eagerness with which these Republicans want the defense of marriage “off the agenda” just reveals that they never opposed gay marriage sincerely in the first place. It is only a matter of time before the GOP nominates a presidential candidate who supports gay marriage.
Nor is the Catholic Church, the most stalwart defender of marriage, immune from the Left’s campaign to weaken the family, as evident in the proposals within certain circles at this week’s Synod that the Church grant “pastoral” recognition to adulterous unions. Cardinal Walter Kasper of Germany, sounding a bit like a GOP political consultant, wants the Church to abandon the harsh language of Jesus Christ about adultery and adopt a more supportive approach to non-marriages: “to tell them that’s adultery, permanent adultery, I think they would feel insulted and offended.” Kasper argues that the Church see that “a sexual relationship within a couple has also its positive values, it’s not only its negative values.”
From judges to politicians to even some cardinals, the defense of marriage as established by God is seen as horribly unfashionable and unfair in this enlightened age. Innovations to his plan are “unstoppable,” they say. They are convinced that a society can be on the “right side of history” and the wrong side of God. But what’s truly inevitable is the eventual destruction of such an arrogant society. Many civilizations have mistaken decadence for progress, and they no longer exist.
And to give us his perspective, here’s a wrap from Mark Levin and his Monday show, where the first 18-20 minutes contain his excellent perspective from his 30+ years of Constitutional Scholarship, legal experience and matters pertaining to the Supreme Court Black-Robed Executioners…