Krauthammer: Supreme Court Ruled Outside the Constitution


What exactly is the role of the Supreme Court?

Here is a definition from a grade school website:

The Supreme Court is the final judge in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the highest law of all — the Constitution.

Even a grade school student understands that the Supreme Court is there to judge laws based on the Constitution.

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer believes that with their recent decision to uphold same-sex marriage, the court went outside the “highest law of all.”

Partial transcript via The Daily Caller (emphasis added):

KRAUTHAMMER: This is a recapitulation of what happened 40 years ago with the abortion decision. You can disagree or agree with the policy itself, but the fact is they went completely outside the constitution, and it’s not so much that they created a right. It’s that by issuing the decree, in this case, to legalize gay-marriage everywhere, as in the abortion case, it took the issue out of the political arena, meaning that the people, either expressed through referenda or through their legislatures can no longer pronounce themselves on the issue.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who ironically was one of those who ruled for gay marriage, she said before she ascended to the Supreme Court, as a criticism of the abortion decision, that it prevented a stable social settlement of the abortion issue, which, at the time was headed in the reform direction, which is exactly what was happening with the gay marriage. And yet, the Supreme Court steps in where the country is moving on an issue, making a decision state-by-state, democratically the way the Constitution wanted it, and says no more debate, no more decisions, whatever you — whatever laws you have, or state constitutions you have, they are invalid. We decide the law of the land.

Watch Krauthammer’s assessment below …

Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly talked extensively about how American liberties are under attack.

In his opening segment, O’Reilly claimed that “we have an activist court, not judges who are able to put ideology aside.”

He added that the Supreme Court has “no Constitutional right to force any American to participate in it” and that doing so goes directly against the Constitution.

Do you believe the Supreme Court’s recent rulings show that they are working against the Constitution, not abiding by it?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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