Thursday, June 25, 2015

And the Death of the Rule of Law comes by Jiggery Pokery

Why am I seeing that statement:"Words no longer have meaning" as a foreshadowing of the upcoming decision on marriage? Because that is what I have been saying about legislation by redefinition in regards to marriage for years now. Where is America?
I thought the end would come with the ruling on marriage, but the SCOTUS has decided to test the waters first. This ruling is nothing less than the oligarchy of the judicial branch feared by many of the founders asserting itself. It is also the end of the rule of law, for if the words of the law cannot be said to mean the same thing from one day to the next, then the rule of law is void.
Like the recent rush to approve fast track authority - in a bill held in secrecy from, not only the American people, but from the  very legislators charged with voting on it; an egregious affront to the very philosophical foundation of a nation that was said to be of the people, by the people  and for the people - the attitude that something, anything must be done and done now will be blamed for this insidious takeover of America. The logical  individual would say, no. If the choices are doing the wrong thing and doing nothing, do nothing. But that doesn't serve the current political agenda of fundamentally transforming America. 
It has been the opinion of this writer, that to be forced to use force to retake America would be a blot on our history, and so it will be. The fact that we are supposed to have peaceful mechanisms in place to remove any harmful people from office, to repeal harmful laws, rules and regulations was supposed to be the saving grace of the American form of government. 
Those mechanisms only work with a population of people who are self reliant, personally responsible and informed by Christian values as to the difference between right and wrong. In the absence of such a people, style overrules substance and disaster follows on the heels of the choices that are made.

If such mechanisms were working, there would be a lot more politicians in jail and every single member of the SCOTUS who ruled in favor of legislating through redefinition - even though it is a mild form - that of choosing one meaning over another, when the proper course would have been to send it back to Congress and tell them to make clear which meaning they intended - should be removed from their positions for "bad behavior". Because ending the rule of law in this nation, and usurping the right of Congress to legislate is very bad behavior indeed.

But then maybe "bad" = "good" now. How can we tell? 

The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour....


nounChiefly British
trickery, hocus-pocus; fraud; humbug.
sly, underhanded action.
After a little jiggery-pokery, the engine started.

"30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him." 
~ Psalm 37:30-32

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