The Beginning of Wisdom

I don’t read Politico.  I’ve always thought it was left-leaning.  But here’s a report I was directed to from another site, and in that report concerning recent abortion laws passed is this statement:

“U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves said the [Mississippi] state’s move “smacks of defiance” against a ruling he issued last year blocking a ban on abortions before 15 weeks, CNN reported. A federal appeals court is likely to hear arguments about that ruling later this summer, keeping attention on the issue even without a high court fight.”

To me, herein lies the biggest problem with the upper court system.  We have elevated Federal Judges to the point they believe whatever they say goes no matter what.  The above statement  makes me think Judge Reeves is perhaps a bit too arrogant in his confidence of his rulings, to the point he believes they should never be questioned and certainly not overturned.

I believe for any judge to have such a mindset is incongruous with the Constitution’s intent of the upper court system.  While it may be the court’s duty to “interpret” Constitutional meaning and intent, it should not create law–that is [should be] the purpose of each state legislature.  The responsibility between the Federal Congress and the State congress is becoming more and more blurred as the encroachment of the Federal Government grows.

There is a growing dissent among the states because they are tired of the Federal Government telling them what they can and cannot do, regardless of what the people living in those states want and in many cases have voted into law.

The fact is, we have litigated this country into the mess it’s in right now.

The blame for that I believe lies with ‘activist’ judges and liberal law-makers who wrongly believe they know what is best for the people, regardless of the Rights awarded in the Constitution.  They say it is all about “case law” and “precedents” but so often it comes down to what they believe is meant by those things.

The biggest denial is by those who refuse to believe the Biblical precepts by which the Constitution was written.  The evidence of that is growing daily with Christians and Jews being more and more persecuted around the world.

Vice-President Mike Pence gave the commencement speech at Liberty University in which he warned the graduates:  “Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. Be ready.”  Warning graduates that they are going “to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture” he said “Just know this: If, like Shadrek, Meshach and Abednego you end up in the fire, there’ll be Another in the fire.” (Daniel 3)

We hear a lot of talk about “stacking” the court, one party or another, one president or another, appointing candidates who will lean the same direction politically.

What we really need are judges and lawmakers who seek the Knowledge of God first, and apply that to their decisions, and not self-aggrandizing arrogance of self-worth and self-reliance.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.