Okay, it’s official now. All the very important and clever elites in our politics and culture are telling us that the recent Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage is now “the law of the land.”
Even alleged conservative commentator George Will is on board, so that must mean the argument is settled. America’s ruling class has spoken and are saying, in so many words, “Shut up and sit down. Do what you’re told.”
Except, just like Roe v. Wade in 1973, where the Supreme Court decided out of thin air for all fifty states that abortion was a fundamental right, the decision decided nothing and the battle continues. It was an overreach of the Constitutional limits of the High Court’s authority, which is defined as being one of three branches of government – not the royal branch.
This decision, too, shall not end here.
Which brings us to Mrs. Kim Davis, the elected, Democrat Clerk of Rowen County, Kentucky who is now sitting in jail for refusing to issue any marriage licenses to any couples, regardless of orientation, since four radical leftist Justices and one wobbly wheel of a man, Justice Anthony Kennedy, explained to 320 million Americans how the cow ate the cabbage.
Mr. Will, who makes his living giving speeches to fat cat associations, groups and businesses – and is reportedly paid over $50,000 per speech to exercise his First Amendment right to express squishy, not altogether cogent thoughts – is now saying that Mrs. Davis is comparable to George Wallace and Orval Faubus, both infamous racist Democrat governors of yesteryear, for exercising her First Amendment rights! Really?
Let’s take a quick stroll down “Post-Constitutional Lane” and see if we can summarize the last seven, agonizing, and befuddling years.
The President of the United States has been defying, defining and ignoring both the Constitutional limits of his power and his express responsibility to enforce the laws of the land since his first day in office. No president has deserved to be impeached more than this man. Yet, the ruling class actually thinks it’s pretty cool; he is merely doing things they all want to do anyway, and they are envious of how he brazenly disregards the law. Even when Republicans took over the House in 2010, and the House and the Senate in 2014, nothing changes. They collectively won’t stand up to the President, because they’re secretly okay with what he’s doing.
The Court, for its part, now takes upon itself the role of sole arbitrator of every issue in the land – regardless of its defined power to do so. In essence, the Court has become the imprimatur of the ruling class. So we end up with the High Court not once, but twice, coming up with Hail Mary passes to save the clearly unconstitutional Obamacare by redefining words that are clearly defined. In another decision that could be even more destructive to the nation, the wobbly wheel, Kennedy, has decided – alone -that you’re a racist if you live in the suburbs regardless of whether you discriminate against anyone or not.
So, actually, the same sex marriage decision is simply a continuation of the court decreeing a new vision for America, using a whim, cross-dressing as a constitutional principle. And on and on it goes.
So, after seven years the pattern seems pretty clear. The government and the elite ruling class are going to do as they darn well please, and you’re going to like it. If, by chance, you apply the same logic to your actions as they do to theirs, then the full force of the “law” will be brought down upon you.
The ruling class has rights, the average citizen has obligations.
The battle for the First Amendment is now officially under way and it will be a mean, vicious fight and many of our fellow citizens will retire from the field of battle without a shot fired. But the outcome will determine how the next generation lives:
Can free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press remain sacrosanct, or shall they now be whittled away by a thousand cuts? How can an individual or a church body continue to call a perfectly legal relationship sinful? How can any single individual exercise his first amendment rights if they clip the fender of another person’s beliefs? How can the press, or public speech survive in this atmosphere?
Of course, the ruling class already has their answer – Mrs. Davis is merely the first of many examples to come. The question for everyone else is how much is the First Amendment worth fighting for?