July 06, 2005

O'Connor Retires!

Sandra Day O’Connor has retired from the Supreme Court of the United States. That is worth celebrating indeed. While O’Connor was certainly not the worst judge on the bench, she tended to vote against issues important to conservatives in general and Christians in particular. The ever-inflatable Senator from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, spouted orders to the President about what kind of candidate for the high court he should put forth. Paraphrasing--it should be someone who holds the values of typical Americans. Kennedy, for once, is absolutely right. The problem with his statement is that what’s typical to Kennedy is atypical to anyone with an ounce of moral sensitivity.

All of that is to say, get ready for the fire works. This is precisely what the Democrats have been waiting for, hoping for, longing for. They cannot get their ideologues elected by the public which means they cannot get their often godless and deplorable values through the process of representative democracy, so they do it through the courts.

Sports fans, this is what this past election was all about. I know you thought it was about a war in the Middle East; but I’m telling you it all comes down to appointments to the new governing authority of the land—The Supreme Court.

With so many decisions decided by a 5-4 margin--decisions which run against decency and the American way of justice and liberty for all—with two more conservatives on the court (Rehnquist is soon to retire as well giving a net gain of one) the court will have the ability to adjudicate on the basis of American law and precedent as the framers intended rather than international law, and opinion and the liberals on the bench do routinely.

This is exciting indeed but there’s a long way to go. If Justices Breyer and Stevens decide to go fishing for good, elation will be the order of the day.

As a Christian I understand the courts are not the answer to the country’s apostasy but they can sure establish a friendlier environment in which to do the business of ministry. May we pray that it be so.


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