7/14/15 Constitutional Loyalty
Last month, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of using lethal injections in executions.
But in the dissent, some justices ignore the Constitution. Thatâ€™s dangerous. The Constitution is the framework of our nation. Supreme Court justices swear an oath to uphold it.
Violating their sworn oath would leave us with unelected bureaucrats able to make up anything they want and call it law. This is a formula for tyranny.
In his dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actually claimed capital punishment is unconstitutional.
Now, itÃ¢Â€Â™s legitimate for them to claim itÃ¢Â€Â™s immoral. Inhumane. Barbaric. And millions of Americans would agree.
Moreover, no judge or jury should ever take their obligation lightly in delivering a death penalty sentence.
But to claim itÃ¢Â€Â™s unconstitutional is just wrong. HereÃ¢Â€Â™s why. Because capital punishment is actually addressed in the Constitution. The constitution states no one should Ã¢Â€Âœbe deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.Ã¢Â€Â In other words, donÃ¢Â€Â™t sentence someone to death without due process.
A first-year law student would have gotten an Ã¢Â€ÂœFÃ¢Â€Â for such an argument.
This is why the nomination and confirmation process is so very important. Only those who are loyal to the Constitution should sit on the bench Ã¢Â€Â“ especially the Supreme Court.