Most of us continue to place our hope in our system of government to keep from falling into the abyss of a dictatorship, corporatocracy and/or communist ruling class. Our country's reliance on recent decisions by the supreme court indicate that these hopes are ill-placed and more must be done to change our course.
Many Christians cheered this week when the Supreme Court ruled that churches in California were being treated unequally and that they could re-open at 25% of capacity. It was a blow to the heart of Governor Newsom and politicans like him who were treating churches on a different playing field than corporate retailers.
I wish I could take that same stance.
The reason I can't is the inequality of which the Supreme Court is choosing the cases they wish to address. When it came to considering the recent sham of federal electons, the Supreme Court refused to hear anything of substance. I'm not necessarily surprised. The coordinated talks of "stacking" the Supreme Court, in essence, removed their power as intended. It was a warning to the judges in the Court not to touch the elections or they would be forever relegated to one voice in 50 instead of one voice in nine.
Additionally, the federal courts often uses the excuse that they don't have jurisdiction in meddling in other branches of government. In the case of federal elections, they tried to tiptoe down the fence of "we don't touch other branches" while also claiming that the elections were a state issue to be decided by those states' representatives.
So why not make such a clear statement with the church? What business does the government have in regulating the church? This sham of a pandemic is clearly that, as Biden is assured a victory and cases drop dramatically overnight.
The supreme court should have issued a one paragraph ruling as follows:
The people have an inalienable right, not given or granted to them by this or any government, to freely exercise their religion. The government, as confirmed by the first amendment and applied to the states by the 14th amendment, shall not infringe on these rights. People masquarading as the government attempting to trample these rights are subject to the death penalty per Title 18 Section 242 of the US Code.
Signed Unanimously - Justices of the Supreme Court
They didn't do that. Instead they furthered the illegal actions of the states by upholding the states' assertion that they can and will restrict well recognized religious practices. Additionally, they said the people can meet for church, but the states can feel free to restrict singing.
This is an outrage.
The people's voice is gone. The people's vote is gone. The people's representatives are gone. The people's courts are gone.
War is coming.