Roe v. Wade is before the Supreme Court again. Listening to some of the questions by the justices and the answers of the lawyers defending a Mississippi abortion law are telling. Justice Sonia Sotomayor—who has no children—clashed with Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart during oral arguments Wednesday over when a fetus can feel pain. The law kicks in when the pain kicks in? Dogs and cats feel pain. Roaches feel pain. The imago dei is long gone if this is the criterion for what constitutes life.
Pro-abortion Justice Stephen Breyer asked Scott Stewart why the Supreme Court should disregard stare decisis — the principle that the court should follow its past rulings — and overturn Roe v. Wade. Does this mean that whatever five justices determined at some point in time must remain true forever? On March 6, 1857, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Black people were not American citizens and could not sue in courts of law. The Court ruled against Dred Scott, an enslaved Black man who tried to sue for his freedom.
Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that racial segregation laws did not violate the U.S. Constitution as long as the facilities for each race were equal in quality, a doctrine that came to be known as “separate but equal.“The decision legitimized the many state laws re-establishing racial segregation that had been passed in the American South at the end of the Reconstruction Era (1865–1877). Why didn’t stare decisis apply in this Supreme Court ruling?
Plessy is widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history. Justice John Marshall Harlan was the lone dissenter from the decision…. Harlan predicted the decision would eventually become as infamous as the Court’s 1857 decision Dred Scott v. Sandford. Legal scholar James W. Gordon argued that his faith ”was the most important lens through which he viewed the people and events of his life.”
On March 12, 1906, Harlan donated a King James Version Bible to the Supreme Court. This Bible had become known as the “Harlan Bible,” and as of 2015, has been signed by every succeeding Supreme Court justice after taking the oath of office. It’s too made these the Justices who signed the Bible do not follow its principles as Justice Harlan stated:
I fully believe in both the Bible and the Constitution… I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Nothing which it commands can be safely or properly disregarded; nothing it condemns can be justified. No civilization is worth preserving which is not based on the doctrines or teachings of the Bible. No nation that habitually ignores or violates the rules prescribed by it for the conduct and government of the human race, can long last.
Referring to the language in the Declaration of Independence that includes the phrase, “all men are created equal,” Chief Justice Roger B. Taney reasoned that “it is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration….” Thankfully, stare decisis was disregarded in this case.
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Sotomayor asked, “How is your interest anything but a religious view? The issue of when life begins has been hotly debated by philosophers since the beginning of time. It’s still debated in religions. So when you say this is the only right that takes away from the state the ability to protect a life, that’s a religious view, isn’t it?” The Declaration of Independence says as much. We are endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights. If this isn’t true, then anything goes, including enslaving people, exterminating Jews, and even getting rid of Supreme Court Justices. Who’s to say otherwise?
Given the operating assumptions of the Supreme Court, there is no way to account for why any so-called human must be protected by the courts. Every government school teaches that we’ve evolved by the process of killed or be killed. The issue has always been that an unborn child is God’s creation. Science didn’t make it happen. Evolution didn’t make it happen since evolution is not a thing that can do anything.
You can’t defend against abortion using Saul’s armor. Precedent has a starting point. What is it? Ask a judge. What is the foundation for any law? Who says? What was it before there was a Supreme Court? What is the basis for the morality behind a law? What made anything right or wrong? What gives a Supreme Court justice his or her moral authority? The people? The bench itself? It’s long past time that we expose these justices as frauds, as usurpers of God’s authority.
In April 1794, in a letter to his wife, John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, wrote the following: “God’s will be done; to Him I resign—in Him I confide. Do the like. Any other philosophy applicable to this occasion is delusive. Away with it.”
On October 12, 1816, he said, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. National prosperity can neither be obtained nor preserved without the favor of Providence.”
The full armor of God must be worn and fought with when it comes to the highest and most arrogant court in the land.
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