Instead of repeating and validating liberal talking points, (“The judge struck down the constitutional amendment.”…“The judge nixed the constitutional amendment.”…“The judge overturned the constitutional amendment.”…“Send $$$ to help us fight this outrageous ruling in court”…) our Christian and conservative pro-family, legal and religious leaders should in a unified voice instead make the following points:
Point#1: The past 3-decade strategy of electing more Republicans to appoint more “pro-life” and “pro-family” judges has been a total unmitigated failure.
• 60 % of federal judiciary (who gave us Roe, Lawrence, Goodridge) are GOP appointees including homosexual liberal activist San Francisco Judge Vaughn Walker who recently issued the totally unconstitutional and absurd opinion that limiting marriage to one man and one woman to be “unconstitutional” who was a Regan and Bush appointee.
• Not 1 single solitary U.S. Supreme Court Justice (including “conservative” and “pro-life” “strict constructionists” Alito, Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Kennedy) has ever written or stated that babies in the womb are human persons who possess an inalienable right to life under the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Not one! We don’t need “1 more judge to overturn Roe.” We need 5 more!
The vast majority of GOP appointed judges are secular humanistic legal positivists who believe that the law is what the judges say it is.
Point #2: Judges can’t “strike down” or “overturn” any law, statute or constitutional amendment. The judiciary may opine on individual cases before them but their rulings are merely binding (if in accordance with the plain language of the Constitution) on the parties involved in the lawsuit. But a judge’s opinion can’t, in any way, change, alter or overturn any individual law, statute or constitutional amendment. Judges possess “neither the power of the sword nor the purse.” (Federalist 78) All legislative powers belong to the sovereign people of California. The only way that a constitutional amendment may be changed is by the people or via their elected representatives. Prop 8 is the Supreme Law of the Land and cannot be “overturned” by judicial fiat.
Point #3: Judge Walker’s unconstitutional opinion that homosexuals possess a constitutional right to marry is totally absurd and anti-Constitutional. And Judge Walker should be impeached immediately for violating his oath to uphold and defend the constitution.
Point #4: It doesn’t matter how the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in this case since Walker’s opinion is null and void since it is so obviously anti-Constitutional.
Point #5: If Governor Schwarzenegger (again) illegally authorizes changes to and issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples without a legally binding, accompanying, enabling statute, he should be impeached for violating his oath to uphold and defend the constitution by enforcing a judge’s unconstitutional court opinion as if it were actual law.
Point #6: Homosexual “marriage” can never be “legal” (even if passed by the voters or legislators) since any law contrary to God’s Natural Law is no law at all. (To quote Dr. Martin Luther King). We as Christians will never acknowledge the “legality” of homosexual “marriage” (or killing innocent children in the womb for that matter) regardless if a majority of voters or some black robed judge says it’s ok.
Point #7: Governors Romney, Schwarzenegger, and Culver all violated their sworn oaths by unilaterally, illegally and unconstitutionally authorizing alterations to and issuance of marriage licenses to homosexual couples (falsely claiming “the judges made them do it” and should all be removed from office (w/ exception of Romney who is already out of office but who many believe can still be charged with perjury) and the marriage licenses declared null and void in each of those states (Mass, CA and Iowa).
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!” Acts 5:29
Post script: I originally neglected to make clear that not all conservative and Christian groups are guilty of perpetuating the toxic liberal lie that judges possess the authority to amend, alter and change laws and constitutions and the losing strategy of blindly electing more Republicans under the false hope that they will nomiate the “right” judges etc…There is at least one principled conservative organization who is the rare exception to the rule…America’s Independent Party. My sincere apologies for painting with too broad a brush.