I seldom ask readers to join me in a political crusade.
Even more infrequently do I ask you to rally around a cause that may seem like, shall we say, a long shot.
But that’s just what I am doing today – and in two previous columns last week – when I urge you to begin mobilizing to take back the Supreme Court from those I shall call the “Sodomy 6.”
Who are the “Sodomy 6”? Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O’Connor, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy. These are the Supreme Court justices who have found hidden in the U.S. Constitution a right to practice homosexual sodomy.
These people have to go.
They have overstepped their authority. They have exceeded the powers delegated to them under the Constitution. They have broken trust with the American people.
If this ruling is permitted to stand, it will open the floodgates to new litigation designed to establish similar rights by consenting adults to do certain things in the privacy of their homes. Some of those might be:
- assisted suicide
- consensual incest
- group sex
- homosexual marriage
- homosexual adoption
And I’m sure that’s just the beginning.
But the arguments used by the “Sodomy 6” to overturn a Texas statute banning homosexual sodomy could be and will be the arguments used in the future by those pushing other once-unthinkable boundaries.
Is impeachment the only remedy?
No, it is not. Congress needs to understand it has the power to overturn a Supreme Court decision. It can expressly limit the Supreme Court’s authority to rule in certain areas. It can prevent the court from ever taking a similar case in the future.
Article 3, Section 2, paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution makes it very clear: “In all other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”
Congress doesn’t even need the president’s signature for such an action – just a simple majority vote in both houses. That’s how easy it would be for the legislative branch of the federal government to rein in the judiciary.
That would seem possible – perhaps even more likely than an impeachment and successful trial in the Senate.
But it would not solve the problem. It would not punish the “Sodomy 6” for their bad conduct, for violating their oaths of office, for undermining the Constitution and the rule of law.
That’s why impeachment should be the ultimate goal. Not only do these out-of-control justices need to be taught a lesson, but we need to re-establish an understanding in the minds of future justices that they are not high priests, they are not infallible agents of God, they are not unaccountable to the people, they are not above the law.
Impeachment of a Supreme Court justice is not without precedent. In 1805, Samuel Chase was impeached. Back in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson’s friend Abe Fortas was threatened with impeachment and resigned. It can happen again. It must happen again.
Some have written to me to tell me it is a hopeless crusade.
I tell you even if it fails, it is absolutely necessary to change the dynamic with regard to future court nominations. It’s time to put the judicial activists on the defensive. It’s time to get the country mobilized against a “living Constitution.” It’s time to awaken the nation to the absolute essential task of taking our court system back – from the top down.
Don’t expect the politicians to lead this movement. It’s up to you. Politicians don’t lead, they follow. And they will follow you, America, if you rise up in righteous anger against this coup by the “Sodomy 6.”
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