Hannity’s Headlines: Threat To American Democracy

Threat To American Democracy
I’m still having trouble with last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court that effectively legalized same-sex marriage.  To be clear, it’s not as much my personal belief.  I have my beliefs which are routed in what I believe in my heart as a Christian.  What bothers me the most is that the issue of same-sex marriage was being resolved by the people of the United States before the courts intervened.  Throughout the country, there was a clear majority of Americans who disagreed with me and supported same-sex marriage.  Whether we like it or not, you have to respect the will of the people.  The Supreme Court though wanted to short-circuit the national debate and they did so on the weakest possible legal grounds.

Five unelected and unaccountable justices have decided that marriage is no longer exclusively between a man and a woman. There is an arrogance behind this decision. The feeling that the majority on the Supreme Court feel they’re empowered to dictate policy and grant rights not covered in the Constitution. The Supreme Court is now a threat to American democracy. While I believe that to be true, those are the words of Justice Antonin Scalia!  As Justice Scalia wrote in his dissent:

“This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today)       by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration       of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.

There are a couple of separate issues here.  First, is same-sex marriage a good thing or a bad thing.  On that question, people of good faith can disagree.  The second issue though is that the Supreme Court is usurping a power that belongs to us, the American people.  The Supreme Court cannot and should not set policy, that’s the job for the legislature. Mark my words.  The next line of attack will be on religious institutions that still hold to the traditional view of marriage.

The Liberty Amendments
The time is now, and I know there are some who are making progress on this, to get very strongly behind the convention of the states.  Constitutionally, this is one tool that our framers gave us to get America on the right track.  I believe our founding fathers envisioned a strong federal government might derail American liberties.  There are very strong forces at work that want to fundamentally transform this country and it is time that we take back the power that was taken by the federal government and return it to the States.

As my friend Mark Levin pointed out in his book last year, The Liberty Amendments, the Constitution grants us the ability to control the direction of our country through the application of laws and we can modify the Constitution to include “Liberty Amendments.”  Things like term limits, limiting the size of government and protecting private property rights would all live with the proposed “Liberty Amendments.”

Here’s where you can find “The Liberty Amendments.”


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