Nov 092004
 

Holy crap. Why is it that I have to read the Moscow Times to learn about The Constitution Restoration Act? Not only that, but why am I hearing about it 8 months afterwards? “acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law, liberty [and] government” in the United States. What’s more, it would forbid all legal challenges to government officials who use the power of the state to enforce their own view of “God’s sovereign authority.” Any judge who dared even hear such a challenge could be removed from office. Article link.

There seems to be some good information on it here as well:

Although the claim by its sponsors appears to be that the intention is to prevent the courts from hearing cases involving the Ten Commandments or a Nativity Scene in a public setting from being reviewed, the law is drawn broadly and expressly includes the acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law by an official in his capacity of executing his office. John Giles, Alabama President of Christian Coalition said, “The greatest unbridled abuse by the federal judiciary for over forty years has been in the area of redefining the acknowledgement of God as the sovereign source of law…We define this as judicial activism, making law from the bench. These unconstitutional rulings have gone unchecked by other branches of government.”

The following proposed law will be added to Sec. 1260 of Title 28, Chapter 81 of the U.S. Code:

?Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any matter to the extent that relief is sought against an element of Federal, State, or local government, or against an officer of Federal, State, or local government (whether or not acting in official personal capacity), by reason of that element?s or officer?s acknowledgment of God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.?

Because the judiciary is ?an element? of the federal, state and local governments, this wording, if it becomes law, may allow any judge to institute biblical punishments without being subject to review by the Supreme Court or the federal court system.

More than a little creepy isn’t it?

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