Monday, March 14

LIBERTY CAN NEVER BE ENDANGERED FROM THE COURTS?

I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I believe this most fundamental of institutions must be preserved as a solemn contract between one man and one woman, not between him and him, or her and her. I am not against "civil unions" for gay couples, but marriage, whether conducted as a civil ceremony or religious covenant, is grounded in a long-standing, deep-rooted, historical tradition among countless cultures that I do not want disturbed and turned inside out to accomodate a small minority of people whose sexual predilections are distinctly different from the societal norm and normal human biology. And if the only way to preserve this most fundamental of institutions is the path President Bush has pointed to -- an amendment to the United States Constitution -- then so be it. I am for that too.

And I'm fed up with black-robed tyrants hellbent on the undoing of such societal norms and the sacred underpinnings of a Western Civilization grounded in a morality-based Judeo-Christian ethos. I'm sickened by the wholesale disregard for human life that certain judges have wrought, from the callous Judge Greer in Florida, who has condemned the helpless Terri Schindler-Schiavo to the kind of sadistically gruesome death that the state of Georgia could never perpetrate on the likes of Brian Nichols, no matter how horrific his cold-blooded murder spree, to the utterly reprehensible Roe v. Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court that has resulted in the death of 47.5 million pre-born babies in this country -- human beings sacrificed mostly on the altar of Whim. Court-protected genocide, that's what Roe v. Wade is.

Think about the following. I quote from The Federalist No. 78, authored by Alexander Hamilton:

The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatsoever. It may truly be said to have neither Force nor Will, but merely judgement.

This simple view of the matter suggests several important consequences. It proves incontestably that the judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power; that it can never attack with success either of the other two; and that all possible care is requisite to enable it to defend itself against their attacks.

It equally proves that though individual oppression may now and then proceed from the courts of justice, the general liberty of the people can never be endangered from that quarter.
Were it only so ...