When you were taught about how American government was designed to work, identifying the three branches of government was probably at the top of the list. From the time we are young, we are told about the distinct roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as the unique system of checks and balances that separate them.
The Founding Fathers carefully crafted a system to prevent any one person or group from becoming powerful enough to subvert the will of We the People. However, this fundamental function of our government has come under attack from the most unlikely of sources. The judicial branch, which the Founders called the weakest of all branches, is staging a complete takeover.
These unelected judges have gone from providing impartial adjudication of individual cases to passing legislation from the bench. Phyllis Schlafly called these “judicial supremacists” because they believe their opinion of what the law should be is more important than what the law actually is. As the judiciary seizes more and more power, there is no limit to what part of your life they will reach into.
If you don’t believe me, just consider the cases they have already decided. They take up cases about the validity of the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, the Ten Commandments, the definition of marriage, the definition of gender, and even the very definition of personhood.
Why would we ever want to leave such big decisions to a body of nine unelected lawyers? What makes a lawyer more equipped to define what marriage should be? What makes a lawyer a good arbiter for where prayer should and should not be allowed?
When the Founding Fathers designed three branches of government, they never imagined a system where nine unelected lawyers could tell the entire nation’s children to stop praying at the beginning of each school day. It’s time for conservatives to take back the courts.
First of all, these activist judges should be rooted out and denied confirmation before they ever make it to the courts. Second, Congressional action should be taken to reassert legislative control of the legislative process. Don’t let your life be run by nine lawyers. Let’s take a stand against judicial supremacy.