The U.S. Supreme Court, specifically Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has overstepped her lawful authority. She is subject to our Constitution, not above it, and has no authority to either change the Constitution or ignore it. Her oath of office states in part: “I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (office) under the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
Our Constitution specifically states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Many previous Supreme Court Decisions have ruled the restriction against preventing the free exercise of religion applies to the every branch of the federal government, including the Supreme Court itself, as well as to the states. Thus, not only is she violating our Constitution, she is single-handedly ignoring Supreme Court precedence.
With that thought in mind, I would like to share with you the following, and ask you how Justice Sotomayor’s decision to force honest, God-fearing Christians to support murdering unborn children does NOT violate our First Amendment’s restriction against prohibiting the Green’s free exercise of their religion?
I would also like you to consider, and accept the true meaning of the term “civil disobedience:” It is an act of doing what is right, true, and moral by God, as peaceably as possible, instead of conforming to an evil in this world.
Finally, I would remind you of the provision for Supreme Court Justices given in Article III, Section 1, of our Constitution: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…” I would argue, gentlemen, that ignoring the Constitution, ignoring prior Supreme Court precedent, and forcing U.S. citizens to support murder of unborn children against their Constitutionally-respected religious beliefs is very BAD behavior.
Justice Sotomayor’s behavior since she took the bench has been a blight on American integrity. She has continually sided with the other bad apples on the court who continually vote against the Constitution, and in favor of eroding our individual rights and freedoms while helping to build precisely what our Founding Fathers fought to avoid: Big, Massive, Government i.e. a Socialist State.
Sotomayor needs to be removed from office.
In closing, I would like to share a link to the website which details the Green’s predicament, their decision, and the massive up-welling of support they have experienced and will continue to experience from the American people: We must obey God rather than men!
UPDATE: Only June 27, 2013, the full body of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit made the following ruling:
In its opinion, the circuit court held (1) that RFRA applies not only to human beings, but to a corporate entity like Hobby Lobby that is wholly owned and operated by humans who share a religious belief; (2) that this HHS Mandate is a substantial burden on orthodox Christian belief; and (3) that it is not authorized as a measure that is narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling public interest.
Note: RFRA: “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
I find it very interested they held that it applies to corporate entities, as that’s precisely what the Supreme Court did when it gave personhood rights to corporate entities a couple of years ago. If the Supreme Court attempts to undermine this application, they will then be forced by the American People to remove the personhood rights of corporations. You can’t apply a legal concept one way in one situation, then try to apply it in a diametrically opposed manner in another.