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The Court’s Inconsistency

By Mike Kapic / December 31, 2019 / Comments Off on The Court’s Inconsistency

Scotus, Abortion, and the Common Defense by Rodney Dodsworth | December 16, 2019 In 1918, Scotus settled the issue of WWI conscription v. the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. Borrowing from Vattel, the court majority wrote in the Selective Draft Law Cases: The highest duty of the citizen is to bear arms at the…

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States Have Rights Too!

By Mike Kapic / August 19, 2019 / Comments Off on States Have Rights Too!

WSJ July 20, 2019 Abortion Rulings in Alaska Prompt Governor To Cut Court Funding By Ethan Millman | 660 words Alaska’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter is suing Gov. Mike Dunleavy after he said he would cut funding for the state’s Supreme Court in retaliation to abortion-related rulings. In a line-item veto, Mr. Dunleavy cut…

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The Left’s Moral Rot!

By Mike Kapic / February 14, 2019 / Comments Off on The Left’s Moral Rot!

The Moral Rot of the Left’s Abortion Agenda Thomas Jipping  February 06, 2019 In a November 1789 letter to French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Benjamin Franklin expressed hope that the new U.S. Constitution would endure, but acknowledged that “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” The taxes part isn’t really true today. More than 40 percent…

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Infanticide OK’d by Senate Dem’s

By Mike Kapic / February 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Infanticide OK’d by Senate Dem’s

Senate Democrat Blocks Infanticide Ban Katrina Trinko /February 04, 2019 Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blocked Monday night Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act by unanimous consent. “We’re actually talking about babies that have been born,” Sasse, who represents Nebraska, said in a Senate floor speech Monday. “The only debate on the…

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Saturday Quotes–Signs at Pro-Live March

By Mike Kapic / February 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Saturday Quotes–Signs at Pro-Live March

“Babies grow in the womb & only living things grow.” Sign carried by young pre-teen boy at Pro Life March. “Human rights for all humans.” Sign at Pro Life March in January DC “I am a pro-life feminist.” Sign carried by young teen at Pro Life March in January in DC “Pro-science, pro-woman, pro-life.” Sign…

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The Court’s Inconsistency

Scotus, Abortion, and the Common Defense

by Rodney Dodsworth | December 16, 2019

In 1918, Scotus settled the issue of WWI conscription v. the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. Borrowing from Vattel, the court majority wrote in the Selective Draft Law Cases:

The highest duty of the citizen is to bear arms at the call of the nation. This duty is inherent in citizenship; without it and the correlative power of the State to compel its performance, society could not be maintained. It is a contradiction in terms to say that the United States is a sovereign and yet lacks this power of self-defense.

So, the Scotus boldly defended the survival of society and the republic. In the Draft Law Cases, Scotus aligned with our Framers and determined our continuance as a nation and community as government’s first duty. Thousands might die in battle that millions may live.

Contrast the continuance of the American republic and the society on which it rests with the Scotus’ defense of abortion.

Sixty-five million Americans and counting. Poof! Gone. The Left, which is big into recycling, doesn’t see it that way. To them, recycling babies into dollars to buy Ferraris is no different from recycling plastic bottles into Ferrari dashboards. Millions die so that an equal number are not inconvenienced. Casting the wholesale termination of the next generation as an absolute right superior to all others surely threatens society’s continuance . . . America’s posterity.

What gives? Protecting American lives and culture figured large to our Framers. Society summarized its objectives, as outlined in the Preamble to our Constitution with “Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” We command our government to think ahead, to consider the effects of what it does today to future Americans. Corollary to doing what is proper is to avoid doing wrong. Don’t do today that which could harm future generations. Shouldn’t “first do no harm” be the starting consideration of every governmental action?

Our republic blunders along in this contradiction. From our Declaration’s statement of right to life, to a Constitution written to defend life, to conscription statutes that compel men to perhaps die in defense of fellow citizens, Scotus in one sense stands ready to defend American lives and community. Yet in greater ways it promotes the coarsening of society and its demise.

This is the sort of inconsistency and contra-constitutionality that sets my blood to boil when I view the Supreme Court. Their black robes, the garb designed to induce respect for their judgement, only worsens my disgust. Scotus is often just another political body. The United States are on auto-pilot to destruction and Scotus dialed in the compass course. Scotus sets its precedent superior to all else, even God. Nations can violate their own rules set forth in Constitutions. They can also violate God’s laws . . . for a while.

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