The following comes from an Oct. 6 release from SaveCalifornia.com.
A longtime family values organization in California is speaking out on the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to take up the marriage cases from Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia, where federal judges have invented homosexual “marriages” out of thin air.
“The United States of America started off as a republic, but now our once-great nation has devolved into a dictatorship of black-robed judges,” said Randy Thomasson, who in 2004 was the first to sue San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom over unlawful homosexual “marriages,” and who is president of SaveCalfornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good.
“The high court’s refusal to acknowledge a constitutional conflict regarding the obvious judicial activism of lower-court judges demonstrates supreme disrespect for man-woman marriage and for our republic and its system of written laws,” Thomasson said. “Once upon a time in America, the agreed upon law was clearly written down in the Constitution. But now judges routinely ignore the Constitution and impose their personal interests as though they were kings or dictators. This should disturb every American.”
“Given the trend of unconstitutional state and federal judges, it is the responsibility of constitutional governors to uphold their state constitution’s distinction of marriage between a man and a woman, no matter what judges say. This is a constitutional crisis and it is time for the Constitution to be upheld, even when judges have abandoned their sworn responsibility.” Thomasson said.
Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution guarantees to every state “a republican form of government” — meaning 1) no monarchy and 2) no lawless mob rule, but a government of written laws that represent the will of the people, who are sovereign. (See footnote recording James Madison’s definition of republican government as “a republican constitution and its existing laws”).
A nation can cease to be a republic or a constitutional democracy, according to the CIA World Factbook, which defines government types:
The United States Supreme Court’s rejection of the Constitution’s application to marriage laws means the U.S. is devolving into a dictatorship, “a form of government in which a ruler or small clique wield absolute power (not restricted by a constitution or laws).” According to the CIA World Factbook:
Constitutional – a government by or operating under an authoritative document (constitution) that sets forth the system of fundamental laws and principles that determines the nature, functions, and limits of that government.
Constitutional democracy – a form of government in which the sovereign power of the people is spelled out in a governing constitution.
Democracy – a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but which is usually exercised indirectly through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed.
Democratic republic – a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.
Dictatorship – a form of government in which a ruler or small clique wield absolute power (not restricted by a constitution or laws).
“Americans of all political stripes should be concerned when our supreme written law, the Constitution of the United States, is no longer a secure, authoritative standard that is recognized by the courts or enforced by public officials,” Thomasson concluded. “If the Constitution is no longer faithfully honored, then we’re no longer a republic, which should make everyone afraid.”