"The King (President) ought not to be under a man, but under God and under law, because the law makes the king… For there is no king where will governs and not law!" -Henry De Brachton
During the debates last night we witnessed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum take the time to school "statist" and former New York governor George Pataki on CNN's presidential debate a lesson in which all Americans should learn in order to preserve America as we know it.
Rick Santorum argued on Wednesday that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' persecution for being a Christian was similar to shooting victims Rachel Scott and Cassie Bernall of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
"Sixteen years ago, this country was tremendously inspired by a young woman who faced a gunman in Columbine and was challenged about her faith and she refused to deny God," Santorum explained. "We saw her as a hero."
"Today, someone who refuses to defy a judge's unconstitutional verdict is ridiculed and criticized, chastised because she's standing up and not denying her God and her faith," he stated. "That is a huge difference in 16 years."
Santorum made clear, the country needed to elect a president who would "fight" the Supreme Court "when it exceeds its constitutional authority."
But that didn't sit well with "statist" Pataki.
"My response is kind of wow," he replied. "We're going to have a president who defies the Supreme Court?"
"I hope so!" Santorum exclaimed. "Martin Luther King wrote a letter from the Birmingham Jail. And he said in that letter that there are just laws and there are unjust laws. And we have no obligation to condone and accept unjust laws."
Pataki pointed out that King had been a private citizen while Davis was an elected official.
"It was civil disobedience where what he was willing to do is voluntarily go to jail with his followers to send a message to the elected representatives that these laws were wrong and had to be changed," Pataki argued. "And because of his courage, we didn't ignore the courts. We change the laws and made America a better place."
"That's the way to do it."
Watch the short debate clip:
Apparently Mr. Pataki does not realize that that he is advocating the very thing that he claims to denounce.
He precipitates the very things that he claims to want to avoid.
"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." –President Thomas Jefferson
To suggest that it would breed anarchy to disobey an unjust decision handed down by the Supreme Court, who within itself is defying the Lawgiver Himself, through tyrannical means, as well as by usurping its given authority, stands in direct contradiction of what he purposes is the government's position.
"There is nothing in this world more dangerous than sincere ignorance conscientious stupidity." –Martin Luther King Jr.
The laws have already been written and it is the duty and obligation of these judges to discover and apply written law not to re-write or to overstep or overreach its limited authority. Judges have a scope of authority in which is confined and limited.
An attempt to re-define marriage, for example, stands in direct contrast to the Law giver "Laws of nature and Natures God," as well as the laws which are established in our republic.
No judge has the right to redefine what God "The Law Giver" has ordained (Psalm 97).
"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the Law of God." –William Blackstone
Mr. Pataki has an evolutionary version of American government where he believes that whatever the state says must stand. He is sadly mistaken.
Question: Where did the Supreme Court derive its authority to overstep its lawful bounds and redefine marriage?
Answer: The ignorance of the American people! They usurped it.
"Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principles." –Edmond Burke
Question: What law did Kim Davis violate?
Answer: She did not break the law, she was magnifying the law and enforcing the law against the crimes of the sodomites who are attempting to overthrow law.
Furthermore to suggest that the president and the Supreme Court can do whatever it is that they want defines tyranny.
And it is for the people of the United States to throw off unconstitutional and unlawful representatives (Article 2 section 4 United States Constitution).
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." –President Abraham Lincoln
"If the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what The Constitution says, then we have ceased to be our own rulers (Under God), and the Supreme Court is our ruler." —President Andrew Jackson