We heard the Democrats going into fits about President Trump’s selection of a Supreme court Justice before he even picked one. They’re raving about the overturn of Roe V. Wade, but the fact is that the issue at hand is about much more than women’s reproductive rights. It’s even much more than saving the lives of a million babies each year.
It’s about whether we make future judgments of right and wrong based on time-tested principles derived from a Biblical worldview, or we use an atheistic frame of reference where modern and spontaneous feelings and thoughts determine the way forward.
The Democrats are up in arms because the very way of life in America that has provided a stable government, and a level of peace and prosperity unknown throughout the world is being restored after eight years of an Obama administration that has sought to fundamentally change America into a godless nation ruled by godless people who take pride in discarding Biblical values and replacing them with their “enlightened” wisdom.
Why is it that Democrats object to any of President Trump’s picks?
It is because President Trump’s litmus test goes beyond Roe V. Wade. His test is whether the judge is an originalist or one who believes the Constitution is a “living, breathing” document to conform to the thoughts of a “modern” mind. Thomas Jefferson warned that this would result in the Constitution becoming “wax in the hands of the judiciary” to be twisted to mean whatever current trends dictate. In fact one Supreme Court Justice, Charles Evans Hughes said exactly that. He said we live under a constitution and the Constitution is whatever the judge says it is. That is not descriptive of a Constitutional republic, but rather an oligarchal dictatorship where a nation is ruled by whoever sits on the bench.
The originalist judge sees the Constitution as a fixed standard to which our laws must conform. Though society and technology changes, human nature does not change and principles of right and wrong are consistent. The principles upon which our laws are founded are timeless because they are based on the eternal laws of God as revealed in the Bible.
The evolutionist judge sees the Constitution as a document that must change with the times according to current values and norms.
Yes, the Constitution must change, but it must be changed by the amendment process. In the 229 years we have lived under this one document it has been amended 27 times by “we the people,” not by the tyrannical rule of a judge who thinks he knows better. As a “living, breathing document” the evolutionist judge believes his job is to continue to edit and improve this “living and breathing document” originally written by our less enlightened founders.
For the last 70 years, or so, America has been slowly drifting away from those eternal principals based in the truth that “Righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a reproach to any people,” (Proverbs 14:34). Thank God that with the election of President Trump we have begun a return to those principles that have made us the exceptional nation that we are for everyone who would aspire to become an American. But it will require the active participation of every American Christian to be informed and engaged in the faithful stewardship of the blessings of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson told us that if a people expect to be ignorant and free they expect what never was and never will be. What’s more is the fact that God tells us in His word that His people perish for a lack of knowledge.
In summary, the Supreme Court Justice choice and the general direction of the Trump administration is about one thing: reaffirming, “In God We Trust.” There is a great polarization in our society energized by two unseen sources. One is driving us to become a godly nation once again, the other is demonic in its origin driving us away from God.
So we must fight for the sake of our posterity. We must be informed and engaged until we see America, once again, “One Nation Under God.” That’s what the war is really about.