Tuesday, November 18, 2008

California and Proposition Eight: Is A Judicial Coup D’Etat in the Making?

Whenever any elected official takes office, they always take on oath of office that involves upholding the law and the constitution. I have for years wondered if such oaths are a legally binding contract. Every mayor of New York City in recent memory has maintained executive orders instructing police not to enforce immigration laws.

The people of California recently approved by a decisive margin a law defining marriage as being between a man and a woman. Predictably, the judiciary is reviewing its options to nullify the will of the people expressed at voting stations across California.

According to the Los Angeles Times a campaign is underway to overturn Proposition Eight not by changing the collective mind but by turning to the courts.

“Opponents of Proposition 8 argue that it was a sweeping constitutional revision, which can only be put on the ballot by the Legislature, instead of a more limited constitutional amendment, as supporters contend.

A wide array of groups and local governments have urged the state high court in six lawsuits — two more were filed Monday — to overturn the measure. The lawsuits contend that Proposition 8 illegally revised the state Constitution by altering fundamental constitutional principles.

Such actions are consistent with a contempt for America’s cultural and religious traditions by its secular humanist minority. The first and most memorable instance of this use of judicial nullification was the ban on prayer in public schools passed in the early sixties in response to a lawsuit by Madalyn Murray, the famous atheist preacher and activist from Texas. I remember vividly the sadness and anger in my home when America’s traditions of public prayer were hijacked in that manifestation of judicial tyrany.

The epidemic of abortion that has ravaged America likewise came in 1973 after the U.S. Supreme Court decided...............

Click here to read my complete article on The American Sentinel

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