Monday, February 16, 2015

What Constitution?


Judge Callie Granade                   vs                           Justice Roy Moore

(by R.P.Edwards)

What do we do 
when judges rule
and the people
have no say?
What do we do
when they make the law
and our vote
is thrown away?
What do we do
when they reign as kings
and the covenant ignore?
Well that "when" is now
So let's kowtow 
Yes, lean and kiss the floor

I'm disturbed on two levels. One; as a Christian I find myself taken aback--doing one of those "I almost can't believe it" gasps--at the utter defiance and contempt shown for the author of our liberty by so many (even some Christ proclaimers) by the elevation of homosexual coupling to the level of God-ordained marriage between a man and a woman. How foolish to tempt the one who holds your breath; and yet we as a nation shake our collective fists in His face and say, "I dare you!"

But, on another level, and perhaps one that has more universal appeal, I am appalled at the "overreach" of a federal judiciary that not only renders their "opinions" but, these musings are then given the weight of law. 

Case in point: Recently a lower federal judge ruled that the Alabama Constitution's ban of same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Chief Justice of that state, Roy Moore, on Fox News Sunday, responded in part: "This is about an extension of power beyond Federal authority...we've got to understand that what a judge says is not law...there is no law right now that overcomes the Alabama Constitution." Later, responding to some words on the subject by President Obama, he said, "...but what this Harvard Professor, who is President of the United States, does not understand; a trial court's decision on the constitutionality of a federal question is just that, an is not overturning the Alabama Constitution." And finally, near the end of the interview: "This power over marriage--which came from God under our organic law--is not to be redefined by the United States Supreme Court or any other federal court."

And so, while many are giddy over their perceived achievement of "equality" through the courts and, as many like Judge Moore are pushed aside; categorized as backwards or worse, bigots, the nation continues to suffer from the will of the few who wield power to which they have no right. 

Call me a dreamer, but I am hopeful that there will eventually be a universal uprising (in a constitutional way) to put a leash on the black-robed abusers and, as far as "mocking" God...I reckon He'll let His will be known on the matter sooner or later.

I was contemplating including a youtube link to the interview, but, as is often the case, some of the comments were vile. A reflection of what we have become, I suppose...


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