Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Again?  Not Again!   Yes, again!  The editorial writers of the Peoria Journal Star continue to demonstrate either their ignorance of the history of this country or their complete and total lack of understanding of what the Constitution of the United States actually means as written by the Founding Fathers of this country.  Or, it might be a combination of both.

The headline for the editorial on June 26, 2006, page A4 is “Fly the flag freely, not because you have to.”  The editorial is their response to a proposed Constitutional Amendment to stop the “desecration of the flag.” (page A4)  Note that the headline itself is even incorrect.  The Amendment is not a requirement that one must fly the flag.  It is intended to rein in one of the many unconstitutional rulings by a libertine Supreme Court that has relied upon their own value system (or lack thereof) to reach decisions rather than the wording and history (precedent is the legal term) of the United States Constitution.  

This is not new.  The Supreme Court invented the supposed “right” to murder an unborn child.  The Supreme Court rewrote the “establishment clause” of the First Amendment dealing with religion changing it to “wall of separation between church and state.”  The Supreme Court declared that the sin of homosexual behavior could not be legislatively prosecuted as a crime.  The Supreme Court has also proclaimed that obscene language, nudity in business establishments, and the burning of the United States flag must be allowed as an expression of free speech.

The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech….”  The Bill of Rights (12 Amendments in all) was passed by Congress in 1789 as the first proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  Ten of the originally proposed Amendments were approved by the required number of States in 1791.  

For most of the history of the United States, no one including the United States Supreme Court considered freedom of speech to include the use of obscenities, nudity, or the burning of the U.S. flag.  That concept was invented with the help of the libertine ACLU by historically recent Supreme Court decisions.  For way too many years, recent Supreme Court members have been rewriting the United States Constitution by judicial fiat.  Yet, nowhere in the Constitution is the Supreme Court given the power to rewrite the Constitution in their judicial decisions!!!

The position of the editorial writers seems to be that if the United States Supreme Court reaches a decision, no matter how outlandish; everyone in the United States must accept that decision as final and irrevocable.  That is like arguing that if an individual takes the initiative and tries to murder a family member; we have the responsibility to allow it to happen.  I don’t think so!!!

Editorial writers of the Peoria Journal Star!  Wake up, open your eyes, and open your mind!  It is not Congress who is rewriting the Constitution!!!  It has been the United States Supreme Court by their libertine decisions that ignored the Constitution!  The United State Supreme Court has been the rogue elephant who has been trampling the United States Constitution—not Congress.  Congress has for far too long allowed the Supreme Court to get away with disregarding the language and intent of the Constitution.  

Congress has finally begun to call the Supreme Court to account for their rogue rulings.  They are also doing it by the constitutionally prescribed method.  It is about time Congress started to stop the Supreme Court from handing down their ridiculous rulings.  Good for Congress!!!  

It should not take a Constitutional Amendment.  The Court decision on flag burning should have never occurred in the first place.  But, it did.  Congress has every right to propose an appropriate Constitutional Amendment!!!  Congress has the responsibility to do so!!!  Congress has the duty to do so!!!

As is way too often the case, the editorial writers are wrong again!!!



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