Via PalmTreePundit, Andy McCarthy asks a simple – and important – question about President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court: Forget Whether She Qualifies as a “Racist.” Would Judge Sotomayor Qualifiy as a Juror?
I hadn’t realized until this winter, when I was participating in a study group for The Truth Project, how recently the concept of case law came into practice, or that it was dreamed up and introduced by men who were setting out to wrest the law away from foundational Judeo-Christian concepts of justice and natural law, so they could turn it loose to ‘evolve’.
Uhm. How’s the mutated version working for you?
Under the old system, a judge was expected to be as impartial as possible, and adhere to unchanging standards of justice.
There were problems, of course, human beings being what they are. But at least the aim was a rule of law that even the town dullard could comprehend and live by, and judges who treated the law with respect.
But, correct me if I’m wrong, these days a whole lotta judges seem to think it’s their job to toss their own radioactive beam on each case that comes before them, in hopes of changing the law. Done here and there, this would be bad enough, but done wholesale it means we have swarms of unrelated mutant rulings running around, fighting each other.
I would say that this is not a good thing.
It might make for a good horror movie (if you go in for that sort of thing) but as a way to ‘order’ society, I would say it has some serious flaws. Chaos is a bit hard to plan by, after all.
That’s not to mention that when you start asking God-fearing people to choose between doing what God says is right, and what the lady in the black robe feels is right based on a chat she had with friends at a cocktail party (or a book she read, or an op-ed in a newspaper, or the latest poll, or what have you, as long as it’s not natural law), you’re going to force people to choose between obedience to God and obedience to whoever happens to be imposing her whims at the moment.
Uhm. Let’s see. Let’s assume, for the sake of this argument (and also because it’s true), that humans have immortal souls. Let’s assume, for the sake of this argument (and also because it’s true), that God decides how each of us spends eternity. Uhm… Let’s see. Do I aim to please God, or the puny human judge who has no power over my ultimate destiny (and who, for that matter, might change her favorite causes, and thus her rulings, at the drop of a hat)? Hmmm….