Judicial Tyranny: The Return of King George’s Judges

By Dr. Stephen Flick - Posted at Christian Heritage Fellowship:

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion––in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges––that same-sex couples could marry in all 50 states.[1] The Justices voting in favor of the decision included Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, and Elena Kagan. The four Justices who opposed the move included Chief Justice, John G. Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Anthony Alito. Each of the four dissenting Justices issued their own statements of dissent, all of whom identified the lawless course of action taken by the other five members of the Court––a course which has become a regular pattern for the Supreme Court as well as other lower courts. In fact, by assuming this course of disregard for the duly enacted laws, these judges now play the part of tyrannical King George.[2]

While it is not true that judicial tyranny was the sole cause of the American Revolution, it was one of the most significant reasons Americans were willing to risk their lives in a bid for freedom. As early as 1765, Samuel Adams––known as the Father of the American Revolution––criticized the judges that King George III sent to America, so it comes as no surprise that the Signers of the Declaration of Independence soundly denounced these judges. Of the twenty-seven reasons cited in the Declaration of Independence for breaking political bonds with King George and the British Empire, number nine spoke of the perversion of justice in American courtrooms because of judges willing to execute the will of the King rather than the law of the land:...

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