Dear friends and family of the preborn child,
Securing a Ginsburg replacement is again focusing attention on the high court, i.e. what its function should be and was meant to be under the Constitution (to apply the law and the Constitution to individual cases; not veto law, not make law). It has somehow managed to overstep its bounds!
Senator Lindsay Graham (chairman of the judiciary committee) speaking on national radio on September 22nd, said that they would be seeking a judge who is a “Constitutionalist” – who follows the law and the Constitution and as he put it “is not someone who looks up in the sky and pulls down what they believe the law ‘should be’ and what they believe the Constitution ‘should say’.” (Amy Coney Barrett is an excellent choice.)
Thomas Jefferson put it this way:
“The Constitution on which our Union rests, shall be administered by me according to the safe and honest meaning contemplated by the plain understanding of the people of the United States, at the time of its adoption.” (Thomas Jefferson; quoted in Thomas Jefferson (Salt Lake City, Utah: Freeman Institute, American Classic Series, 1981). p.65)
Thomas Jefferson’s distant cousin, Chief Judge of the Supreme Court, John Marshall, authored the Marbury v. Madison decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1803, which hatched the devilish concept of ‘interpreting’ the Constitution.
The case was little noticed at the time (something about the midnight appointment of a justice of the peace by an outgoing President – should it be allowed to stand or not). Jefferson saw the writing on the wall and understood prophetically where this devilish mischief could be headed:
“The Constitution…is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please. It has long been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression…that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisprudence, until all shall be usurped.” (Letter from Thomas Jefferson to C. Hammond, 18 August 1821)
Jefferson continued to speak out vociferously against the Marbury v. Madison decision:
“It is a very dangerous doctrine to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions. It is one which would place us under the despotism of an OLIGARCHY.” Letter to W.C. Jarvis 1820
At the time, people probably thought Jefferson was over reacting, but his brilliant intellect was understanding what this was truly about and that is where we are today, living under an oligarchy (rule by a few – specifically a majority of 9 unelected U.S. Supreme Court judges).
If the Democrats do not get their way with this next Supreme Court appointment, they have threatened to “pack the court”. Packing the court is not what is needed.
“Unpacking” the court’s power is what is truly needed. By a curious coincidence, the enclosed little book (the first draft of which was written in May of this year) addresses these questions.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
R. Martin Palmer
P.S. The Rabbi conducting Justice Ginsburg’s memorial service at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 23rd, quoted from the Torah. Surely, Justice Ginsburg herself was familiar with these Words of God in the Old Testament that speak to us today about offering our children up on the sacrificial altar of convenience (abortion):
In Ezekiel 20:26, we find the following:
“And I let them dirty themselves with the very gifts I gave them. They burnt their first born children as offerings to their gods, I let them do this hoping they would draw back in horror. I hoped that they would come to know that I alone am God.”
In Jeremiah 7:30, we find this:
“The people of Judah have sinned before my very eyes.” says the Lord. They have set up their idols right in my own temple, making it unclean. They have built the altar called Topheth in the valley of Ben-Hinnon and they BURN THEIR LITTLE CHILDREN as sacrifices to their gods. THIS DEED IS SO HORRIBLE, I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF IT!”
The Valley of Ben-Hinnon (Jeremiah 7:31-31) is the valley on the south side of Jerusalem. It was used as a trash dump and also as the place where children were burned as sacrifices to the god Moloch. From the name “Valley of Hinnon”, Gehinnon, was later derived the Greek name used for hell in the new testament – Gehenna.
In Jeremiah 32:35, we find the following:
“They have built high altars to Baal in the Valley of Hinnon. There they have burnt their children as sacrifices to Moloch. This is something I have never commanded. I could not even think of asking it!”
What a terrible evil to cause Judah to sin so greatly!
“Now, therefore, the Lord God of Israel says this about this city: ‘It will fall to the King of Babylon through warfare, hunger and disease’.” (Jeremiah 32:36).
We have God’s warning through the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel to the ancient Israelites. What followed is a matter of historical record in the scriptures. America now finds itself where ancient Israel did. God speaks to us today through His Holy Word.