Since the Supreme Court rendered its irrelevant and irreverent opinion approving homosexual marriage, the mainstream media has been gleefully declaring that it is now “the law of the land.” Is it? Several “conservative” organizations are calling for political action: “Call your Congressman and get a Constitutional Amendment passed that defends/defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.” Should you?
Though their sentiments may be sincere, this is NOT the right way to approach this Unconstitutional/criminal act on the part of five Supreme Court justices. If Americans want to restore our Constitutional, republican form of government, we the people need to do so within the boundaries of the Constitution, not within “conservativism.”
What is the difference, you may ask. What would Constitutional action look like?
- The Supreme Court does not make law. Article I, Section 1 clearly states that all legislative authority rests with Congress.
- Congress, who does have the authority to make law, has no authority over marriage. It is not within their 18 enumerated powers in Article I, Section 8.
- Any marriage regulations/laws (e.g. bigamy, polygamy, incest, etc.) are the State government’s jurisdiction. See Amendments 9 & 10.
- Many states have passed Defense of Marriage Acts – DOMA – their citizens voting to define marriage as being a union between one man and one woman. The federal government has no authority to overrule State governments and their citizens in this regard. Once again, see Amendments 9 & 10.
- Lastly, but actually primarily, no one…repeat – NO ONE has the authority to overrule the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God – the foundation for all law in America as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Marriage between one man and one woman was established by God as both natural and scientific law. No man can overrule this law any more that they could overrule the law of gravity. Our founders referred to any such attempts as “pretended legislation.” Check out grievances 13 & 19 of the Declaration of Independence.
Sir Thomas More, during his trial for treason for refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, expressed this principle well:
“Some men say the earth is flat. Some men say the earth is round. But if it is flat, could Parliament make it round? And if it is round, could the King’s command flatten it?”
Sir William Blackstone, renowned English jurist who played a leading role in forming the basis of law in America said it even more succinctly:
“…This law of nature dictated by God himself is…superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.” [emphasis added]
Simply stated, man cannot alter God’s created order – the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God – by “pretended legislation” or bogus, arrogant court decrees.
It is time for Constitutional action! To seek a Constitutional amendment is a “conservative” idea and validates the federal government’s counterfeit claims to have authority over marriage. Bad idea! To invoke State sovereignty to rein in lawless federal mandates is both appropriate and Constitutional.
What if all the State representatives whose citizens have voted for DOMA would properly represent those citizens by initiating Nullification resolutions or legislation, letting the feds know their States have no intention of obeying an Unconstitutional, therefore illegal, federal mandate. Five individuals have no authority to overrule the will of the people. Five individuals have no authority to overrule the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.
What if other State representatives followed the lead of Alabama whose Senate just passed SB-377, ending State-issued marriage licenses? This changes marriages to contracts that are filed with Probate Judges to constitute a legal record. This eliminates both State and federal law, a best case scenario as individual citizens should not be required to ask permission (get a license) from any government official before they marry. Marriage is a highly personal matter between individuals and families. Removing civil government involvement also means there can be no lawsuits or court cases filed regarding marriage because no law is broken if anyone chooses NOT to perform a marriage ceremony, or chooses NOT to participate in any other way in this wedding (providing flowers, cake, etc.).
What if every patriotic American contacted their State Representatives to share this information, demanding immediate action on their part to slap down this Unconstitutional usurpation? Haven’t law-abiding Americans’ rights been trampled long enough? We the people have the power and authority to overturn this IF we will exercise it. Who will you obey? The Supreme Court or the Supreme Being? Isn’t it time to push back?
Something to think about.