Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Supreme Court in Review

Your American Heritage Jun 25 2022 

It’s Day 521 of the coup, the theft of the American Government, by enemies both foreign and domestic.

Our federal government has been stolen by the illegal actions by leftist politicians.
But today, I thank my Father in Heaven for Donald Trump having appointed three SCOTUS justices that decided wisely.
I thank Him for those justices deciding wisely, bravely.

And I pray that they might continue to do so.

I pray for a Great Awakening of the American People and a glorious, hopefully bloodless, Second Revolution, the restoration of our Republic.

We live in what is supposed to be a representative republic. The government is supposed to govern with the consent of the governed. Not rule over us.
We have a Bill of Rights that clearly names what the state may not engage in to restrain our God Given rights.
Remember that.

These rights were not given by or authored by or even promised by the government.

This has been a banner week for the strengthening of the recognition of our rights. We had a ruling that the Republican Legislature of North Carolina had a right to join the lawsuit to defend their voter-ID law;

Gorsuch added, the 4th Circuit was wrong to presume that the state’s attorney general, Democrat Josh Stein, had adequately represented the state’s interests.
This would have been a sweetheart suit like Dave Kallman was warning us about, where the Dems refuse to defend a law they disagree with.
Does it affect us? It could. But it gives us hope.

Then, we had a ruling on the right to self-defense.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen
The second amendment delineates that right.


Please listen closely.
It’s been said that the Federalists did not want a Bill of Rights, because they felt that that would over-involve the Federal Government in our lives.

That the states could best guarantee our rights.
The Anti-Federalists felt that our rights should be delineated in the Federal Constitution, as the founding of our nation was based on a reaction to the trampling of those rights by the King.

They feared a strong central government. One that could walk over our rights.

So, I can pretty much guarantee you that if the right to self-defense was not listed in the Bill of Rights, we would not have one. We’d be like Canada, Australia, England, all those other commonwealth nations.

But interestingly enough, that right was not trampled by a strong federal government but has been trampled by our state governments!

Now, all states must be SHALL ISSUE when it comes to concealed carry. This bodes so well for us in every regard.

So, our rights are protected and somewhat listed in the Constitution. The Constitution also states that there are rights that are not listed. They are not enumerated in the Constitution.

The Ninth Amendment states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

The right to an abortion, the right to murder your unborn, or even your born, is not listed or hidden in the Constitution and the Supreme Court has rectified that travesty.

The rights referred to in the 9th would have been considered “natural rights”, rights generally recognized. The right to travel might be one of these.
There is nothing natural about wanting to kill your baby. (That’s reserved for when they become teenagers.)

If anything, there is a natural right of that baby to live. That’s why it’s a double homicide to kill a pregnant woman.

Then, of course, we had the Dobb’s case which sought to limit abortion: the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.


I’m not a Constitutional Scholar, but I know someone who is. And he was instrumental in Dobbs going to the Supreme Court.
And he joins us today.

But first, let’s pray:

This is spiritual warfare. Good vs Evil.
Psalm 144 Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle.

Clasp those fingers together, bow your heads and,

Let’s pray, Let’s go to war.

Father in Heaven, Lord of Armies we come before You, we thank you for these victories this week.
We ask that they continue. We ask that these justices rule favorably in the Kennedy v Bremerton High School case asserting the right to pray in schools.

We ask for a speedy relief for the political prisoners in DC because of their protest on January 6th.

As for the criminals in our government:

We ask you to bring them to a place of repentance, a penitentiary or both.

We ask that you move by Your Spirit to cause a great awakening in America again. Awaken those asleep to the threat to their nation and their souls. Remove the woke.

That as the statue in Detroit at the former City-County Building says, from 2 Corinthians 3:17: Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

Amen.

Our guest today is Professor William Wagner.

Professor Wagner serves as President of Salt & Light Global and Editor-in-Chief of SLG Witness. Together, he and his bride Marilyn home educated their children. Prof. Wagner holds the academic rank of Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Law and Constitutional Governance) where, as a tenured professor, he received the Beattie Award for Teaching Excellence. A frequent speaker at world conferences, Professor Wagner has a special interest in building and preserving environments where Christians may share the Good News of Jesus, free from persecution and oppression.
https://www.greatlakesjc.org/

 

 

Voter ID case North Carolina:

In an 18-page opinion, Gorsuch explained that the first issue before the court was whether the Republican legislators had an interest in the outcome of the dispute that would be “practically impaired or impeded without their participation.” As a general rule, Gorsuch posited, barring a state’s authorized representatives from intervening in a federal lawsuit challenging a state law will have such an effect on a state’s interests. And in this case, Gorsuch continued, other provisions of North Carolina law had specifically given its legislative leaders the power to defend the state’s interests in cases like this one.

 

What’s more, Gorsuch added, the 4th Circuit was wrong to presume that the state’s attorney general, Democrat Josh Stein, had adequately represented the state’s interests. That inquiry, Gorsuch wrote, is backward, because the Supreme Court’s cases have made clear that would-be intervenors generally have to meet only a relatively low bar.

 

On the gun law: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

"Much of the dissent seems designed to obscure the specific question that the Court has decided," Alito said of Justices Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan’s dissent.

 

Roberts supported Dobbs, but wanted to keep Roe?

Justice Clarence Thomas, in a concurring opinion, wrote the court should reconsider all of its “substantive due process precedents,” including Lawrence v. Texas, the 2003 decision that established the right to same-sex intimacy, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. (Both Alito and Thomas have previously expressed a desire to reverse Obergefell).

Kennedy v Bremerton? That's up next!

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The Supreme Court in Review

Your American Heritage Jun 25 2022  It’s Day 521 of the coup, the theft of the American Government, by enemies both foreign and domestic. O...