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In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kentucky County Clerk Case Is About Much More Than Issuing Marriage Licenses To Homosexuals

“Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.” - Andrew Jackson

"When law & morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law." – Frederic Bastiat


It didn’t take long for one of the three terrible Supreme Court rulings from this past June to take hold & start its purposeful ruinous path undermining America - as it was intended to do. 

I am referring to the Supreme Court’s activist ruling that not only legalized homosexual marriage but explains that everyone who does not follow the Court’s “better informed understanding” of what constitutes marriage demeans or stigmatizes homosexual couples meaning such people are bigots subject to the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. 

(The other two rulings pertained to ObamaCare & the legal theory of disparate impact practices in housing - neighborhoods many of us have lived in for generations could very well be determined to be discriminatory & illegal in their racial make up.)

The case in point of this post is the jailing of Clerk of the Court Kim Davis, Rowan County, Kentucky, who was imprisoned, without bail, in a cell by herself, last week for contempt of court for not processing marriage licenses to homosexual couples under her signature because it violated her Apostolic Christian faith that defines marriage as the union of a man & a woman.  The legal action originated from a lawsuit against Mrs. Davis by four couples, represented by the ACLU, who were denied marriage licenses.

So we have quickly reached the collision of the irresistible force meeting the immovable object where the religious freedom rights under the First Amendment of Mrs. Davis contrast with the aforementioned Supreme Court ruling regarding the legality of homosexual marriage & the violation of anti-discrimination statutes.  

U.S. Judge David Bunning of the Eastern District of Kentucky found the aforementioned Supreme Court ruling & anti-discrimination laws take precedence over Mrs. Davis’s First Amendment rights. Talk about turning the Constitution on its head.

This matter does not offer an easy politically correct solution because Mrs. Davis is an elected official who cannot be fired – she can be impeached by the Kentucky legislature (who will not be in session again before January) or removed from office if convicted of a crime so this case is really a matter of public opinion & support & whether or not the spirit of Mrs. Davis & her family can be broken.

Earlier on Tuesday the Judge lifted the contempt sanction against Mrs. Davis & released her from prison because he was satisfied that the Clerk’s office, through her deputies (five of six), had complied with the court’s order to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples once Mrs. Davis was out of her office. Click here to read the judge’s order.   

The only thing different after the judge issued his order is that Mrs. Davis is free – if she actively holds to her convictions in the Clerk’s office by interfering with her clerks who are complying with the Supreme Court’s ruling she could return to jail & the impasse would continue.

The genesis of the homosexual marriage problem is the 1,100 federal laws that rest on the definition of marriage – over the years homosexual couples have felt left out (hiding their true feelings & sexual proclivities) & discriminated against because of these laws.  It only stands to reason that if “marriage” was defined as the union of one man & one woman since well before the founding of this country that problems could develop if suddenly the definition of “marriage” changed. 

Had the federal government not stuck its nose in regarding a matter that according to the Tenth Amendment is “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” if for no other reason than the word “marriage” is never mentioned in the Constitution the case could never have been brought or @ least not under the original line of complaint protesting the unequal protection of the 1,100 federal laws.  Do away with these laws & you have removed the equal protection of the laws argument.

Fair minded people are not for destroying one person’s rights while upholding another’s.  Many people who support homosexual marriage find it appalling that someone else's religious rights or personal beliefs can be the reason for fines or penalties – or in the case of Kim Davis jail time in an isolated cell.  But this is the situation we are in today thanks to the Supreme Court’s activist ruling this past June that legalized homosexual marriage when the majority of the Court made law out of thin air.

The enemies of America, like six of the Supreme Court justices, have quickly dropped their pretense of respect for people of faith with the jailing of Kim Davis as well as not accepting her appeal of the matter back to the Supreme Court – which rejected her appeal to block a lower court order that directed her to issue homosexual marriage licenses without explanation in a brief one-line order.

As such, County Clerks now join bakers, florists, & photographers on the list of professions who have run afoul of the law concerning homosexual weddings because they do not want to provide their services on religious grounds involving homosexual marriage ceremonies.  Accordingly it is not far fetched to one day soon in America see priests forced to officiate @ homosexual marriage ceremonies or for all faiths, except Islam, being pressured to redefine marriage to include homosexuals.

So the onslaught of our liberty with the intent to confiscate every bit of wealth created by the people of the United States will continue as long as a far too great portion of the American population takes their freedom for granted but still wants to be taken care of through one government program after another.

It has been suggested by our enemies in the media that one way to make this go away is for Mrs. Davis to resign her $80,000 per year job after twenty-seven years of service in the Clerk’s office.  They are asking her to give up her livelihood & a secure future in her later years because five lawyers in black robes that most people could not identify or name blatantly betrayed their oaths to follow the Constitution.

The playing out of this Davis case provides an excellent chance to turn the mindset around that the Supreme Court is the final say on every matter.  Contrary to the writings & actions of Alexander Hamilton & Abraham Lincoln, in particular, current politicians love the cover that the Supremes provide in issuing one unconstitutional ruling after another that lets politicians off the hook of responsibility as the country becomes more & more impoverished – economically, intellectually, & morally – every day.

The Davis case is about much more than a Kentucky county clerk not issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples.  It is about statist elites making the Constitution irrelevant by not teaching it in the schools for decades; it is about falsely honoring the Supreme Court with a name that sounds like it is superior to any other branch of government when the Constitution says “the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, & in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain & establish.”  The Davis case gives us a chance to clearly recognize this usurpation of individual freedom & take appropriate action – peaceably or otherwise.

Poor countries are prey to dictators & radicals & BO has us just about where he wants us on this score.

People take their freedom for granted & still think the statist elites care about them to provide government programs as an entitled right they deserve.  Who could believe that all of the concern described herein by the statist elites is for homosexual marriage rights?  Homosexuals are just the pawns being used following another larger agenda – like prohibiting the free exercise of religion of the American people & the destruction this will cause.

This case with Kim Davis shows the cruelty we can expect as we teeter on the apathy to dependence stage just about ready for dependence back into bondage.

Reference post:  Lincoln's Summation


  1. Doug - This was a great blog. This reaction to the Court's decision was to be expected and Kim Davis put it on the map. The fact that she was jailed without bail was unbelievable.

    I went back to your referenced RTE link from March 2012 and found it very informative. I was glad to see the Lincoln quote which was one I don't remember ever reading. Thanks for keeping me up to date .

  2. Doug - Never let a crisis go to waste and stealth creation of a crisis are 2 methods the Left has utilized to transform the U.S. The gay marriage SC ruling was a created crisis. Now it will be used with greater frequency to further transform the U.S. Look for gay couples alleging Christian Church membership, requesting a church marriage. Church rejections may lead to elimination of private non profit advantages and tax exempt status.

    Silver lining is that the Left may overplay their new power. This can lead to a long overdue counter attack by informed freedom loving citizens. Our task is to further educate the populace of the Left's end goals. Then success of counter attack will increase.