Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Pretended Offenses of Chief Justice Roy Moore

Via Billy

In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme court asserted the opinion that gay couples had the right to marry under the US constitution. On the heels of this opinion, last year, a federal judge ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the state of Alabama.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore postulated that the US Supreme Court, and the federal judge’s ruling, was at odds with a unanimous decision by the Alabama Supreme Court which stated that marriage is between one man and one woman. Moore then issued an administrative order to state probate judges, stating they should not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

This sparked a whirlwind for the good Chief Justice, who was suspended from his job last week and faces possible ouster after the anti-American Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) filed a complaint with the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC), which then forwarded the case to the Court of the Judiciary. What was the crime?

In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers used the term “pretended legislation” to describe legislation that does not square with what the Declaration refers to as the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” As a result, this legislation had no lawful authority. And though our founders were guilty of breaking many pretended laws, they referred to these offenses as “pretended offenses.”
Chief Justice Moore’s legal council recently released a statement that read:
"He did nothing wrong. The politically motivated complaints filed with the JIC have no basis in the Canons of Judicial Ethics.

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