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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:40 am 
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Huckabee Takes Aim at Court Activism on Gay Marriage
By Andrew Desiderio - May 28, 2015

With a Supreme Court decision expected next month on constitutional protections for same-sex marriage, one presidential candidate is not mincing words when criticizing what he sees as judicial overreach.

Specifically, the court is expected to rule on whether the 14th Amendment requires states to authorize same-sex marriages, as well as recognize those already carried out in other states. For Mike Huckabee, this is a clear case of the justices acting beyond the authority granted to them.

“Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected justices the power to make law as well as enforce it,” the former Arkansas governor said during his May 5 campaign launch.

That was hardly his first comment on the issue. “I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that – the supreme of the court,” he said at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in April, as the high court was holding oral arguments on the gay marriage case. “It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God.”

Marbury v. Madison, an 1803 landmark case, created the process of judicial review, by which Supreme Court justices are given the power to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. It allows the judiciary branch to serve as a “check” on the legislative and executive branches. But many conservatives claim the courts have inched into the realm of judicial activism.

Huckabee, the 2008 winner of the Iowa caucuses, reiterated his criticisms during a “Fox News Sunday” interview last weekend. “The notion that the Supreme Court comes up with a ruling, and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it, defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government,” he told host Chris Wallace.

Wallace pressed his onetime Fox News colleague further, asking whether he would have approved of Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus’s 1957 defiance of the high court’s ruling on school desegregation.

Huckabee called that comparison a false equivalency, noting that both the legislative and executive branches agreed with the court on desegregation. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Huckabee said, was therefore right in sending the 101st Airborne Division to enforce and carry out the law at Little Rock Central High School.

Huckabee then presented a hypothetical of his own in criticizing those who “bow down” to court rulings that are not backed by the legislature: “What if the Supreme Court ruled that they were going to make the decision as to who was going to be the next president, and save the taxpayers and the voters from all the expense and trouble of voting, and they’ll just pick a president?”

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:27 am 
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Please see this link to understand how very destructive the whole same sex marriage issue is to our freedom of speech and religion! It includes many reports regarding of the damage to children when same sex marriage has been legalized--and promoted through law, at the expense of businesses and individuals who support traditional marriage. It is Orwellian.

The Witherspoon Institute is a conservative group that advocates for traditional marriage and provided some early research that shows the damage to children in same sex marriages. Their own reports on American families of gays and lesbians has been used before the Supreme Court, but it is naturally weakened because of the short time in which data has been collectible from states that have allowed same sex marriage. Here, they share a much more accurate, thorough study from Canada on the negative effects of a nation legalizing homosexual marriage, which has been destroying freedom of speech and children's lives for ten years now.

Americans had better wake up before our own free speech and family rights have been destroyed. Thanks to Governor Huckabee for his emphasis on stopping the overreach of the Supreme Court and on the need to return to balance of powers among our branches of government.


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