New and Revised Thomas Jefferson Amendment
June 23, 2015
The current United States Supreme Court session ends June 29th. Before that date they will be handing down their “opinion” regarding the right of the States to defend traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Our Supreme Court continues to “legislate” for the people – something they have no business doing. All power to legislate is vested in the people through their elected representatives in the Congress (Article 1, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution).
The Supreme Court continues to legislate as they wish to legislate (just as they did in Roe v. Wade) by leveraging this ill-gotten power that the court and the court alone claims it should have of “interpreting” the Constitution. Such power to interpret is nowhere found in the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson predicted that if the Supreme Court were permitted to continue down this ill-gotten road, it would place us under the despotism of an OLIGARCHY! Jefferson’s words were prophetic.
In this government that Lincoln called the government of, by and for the people it’s time for the people to take back this ill-gotten power that the U.S. Supreme Court is using to lead the people around like a bull with a ring in its nose.
Kindly click here to find a revised copy of the Thomas Jefferson Amendment we posted in the past. It occurred to us that it’s not enough to divest the Court of the power to “interpret” the Constitution. It’s important at the same time to transfer this power to the branch of government that should have it – the Congress. This proposed amendment does that in short, succinct language by saying that all power to “interpret” the Constitution will be reposed in the people through their elected representatives. This automatically would divest and divorce the Court from its ill-gotten power that they claim they should have of “interpreting” the Constitution.
Many of these earth shaking opinions are handed down by a bare majority vote of the nine. If you have a decision that is decided by a 4 to 5 vote, one judge becomes the swing vote. Look at the opportunity for abuse if someone out there is able to put pressure on that one judge.
Recently the news carried that the Chinese hacked into our government computers and stole the personal information on 4 million federal employees. The news further carried that this could be used to blackmail federal employees in sensitive positions. Presumptively, there are no skeletons in the closet of any of our Supreme Court Judges, at least we hope not. This is all the more reason why any interpretation of the Constitution should be vested wholly and solely in the elected representatives of the people. You might be able to blackmail one judge, but you can’t blackmail the entire Congress.
If we can get the need for such a constitutional amendment into the upcoming presidential debates, we will be accomplishing a wonderful thing, not only for preborn children, but for our living grandchildren and their children to be.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
R. Martin Palmer
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