Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament? Where are benevolence, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, so powerfully and irresistibly inculcated as in the sacred volume? — The U.s. Supreme Court, 1844
We’ve all heard the phrase “separation of church and state,” but most of us are unfamiliar with its American origin. Most of United States citizens take it to mean that everything in the public square must be secular and no government employee, entity, or property is allowed to express anything religious in nature or display any religious symbol. But is this what our founding fathers intended when they added the phrase “separation of church and state” to The Constitution? Continue reading “Separation of Church And State: Not What You Think It Is”
A judiciary, left unchecked and unaccountable, will always expand, broaden, or increase its jurisdiction. This is a natural occurrence of power, and therefore it must be constantly controlled, like a fire.
This is the final part of a four part series regarding myths about our judicial branch. Here are the links to the previous posts:
Part 1 – Myth: The Judicial Branch Is Equal To The Other Two Government Branches
Part 2 – Myth: Federal Judges Are Guaranteed A Lifetime Appointment
Part 3 – Myth: The Judiciary’s Role Is To Protect The Minority From The Majority
We have allowed the judiciary to elevate themselves above the executive branch, above the legislative branch, above The Constitution, and for some, even above God. Even though the judiciary has no constitutional authority to do so, they create law, an enumerated power that is only given to congress. We also allow the judiciary to execute law, which is an enumerated power only given to the executive. We also look to the supreme court as the ultimate Continue reading “Judicial Myth: The Supreme Court Is The Final Arbiter, They can Create Law, And Only They Can Determine Constitutionality”