Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Election and Supreme Court

                The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the statement that the 2016 presidential election was about appointing justices to the Supreme Court. We are still in the death throes of the election as I write this post, so I do not know whether we will have Hillary Clinton in the White House or Donald Trump – or the election will be called off – or many other possible things happen. I am writing with what I know a week before the election.

                Most Americans accept that Hillary Clinton will appoint liberal justices while conservatives put their hope that Donald Trump would appoint conservative justices. Michael Brown wrote an interesting article about the justices appointed by Republican presidents. He quotes some statements by Dr. Benjamin L. Corey about the false hopes of Christians in justices appointed by Republicans. Corey points out that justices appointed by Republicans presidents gave us Roe v. Wade and Obamacare.

                After sharing the statements by Corey, Brown writes, “And so, we do well not to vote for Trump with naïve expectations, not only regarding the make-up of SCOTUS but for other reasons as well…. And we do well not to put our hope in the decisions that will be made by the Supreme Court, recognizing that the ultimate way America will be changed will be through the faithful witness and work of the church.
                “But there’s something important that Corey appears to have missed, which is this: While the votes of conservative-appointed SCOTUS justices sometimes disappoint conservatives, the votes of liberal-appointed SCOTUS justices rarely disappoint liberals.
                “In other words, a liberal-appointed justice is much more likely to be consistent in his or her rulings than will a conservative-appointed justice, one reason being that it appears that Republican presidents have sometimes appointed more middle of the road conservatives while Democrat presidents have appointed more radical liberals.”

                By the time that you read this post the election will be over, and we will all know who will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years. I hope and pray that Hillary Clinton does not win the election. I believe that she is an evil woman who will continue her corrupt ways with even more power if she becomes the next POTUS. May God bless the United States of America!

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