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Seven U.S. Supreme Court Decisions That Changed America

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November 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Seven U.S. Supreme Court Decisions That Changed America

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November 19, 2015 12:00 pm

This week, “Family Policy Matters” features a portion of a keynote address on the seven Supreme Court decisions that changed America, as presented at the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s Major Speakers dinner event in Charlotte, NC, in November 2015. It was presented by Paul Weber, CEO of CitizenLink, a public policy partner of Focus on the Family.

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This is family policy matter programs produced by the North Carolina family policy Council of profamily research and education organization dedicated to preserving the family and up from the studio here is John Rustin, Pres. North Carolina family policy Council, thank you for joining policy matters this week were pleased to bring you part of a great presentation given by Paul Weber, the president and CEO of citizen link at the Carolina family policy Council's major speaker dinner event in Charlotte North Carolina in November 2015 system link, which is a public policy partner Focus on the Family.

Paul is responsible for strengthening an alliance of nearly 40 state-based family policy.

Organizations like the North Carolina family policy Council is also responsible for training statesmen advancing profamily public policy and giving voice to citizens who believe in a biblical point of view. Prior to joining citizen link Paul served as an executive with alliance defending freedom or ADF for nearly 14 years in the following excerpt from his address.

Paul explains how seven key decisions by the US Supreme Court changed America and brought us to where we are today. He also shared some helpful advice on the way forward for profamily citizens now to Paul Weber dear believers around the country.

It seems like a moral decline is accelerating Christians more more expressing hopelessness. I saw statistics the 70% of Christians believe that Kim Davis should have just resigned. She should quit her job for that timeframe. Tell me friends what jobs you think Christians because of their faith are now unqualified to do all government jobs, school teachers, coaches sing with the Washington State football coach small business owners to small business owners are Christian now leave their businesses because there because they should be forced to approve of same-sex marriages.

My friends will we disengage where giving in by default.

In the outcome of giving in is ultimately worse, founding father John Adams said it this way, we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion as fancy language, basically saying that any government can contain, as it were a moral and that without the religious people.

Okay he said our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. So how do we fall so far so fast. I called this the slippery slope seven critical Supreme Court cases that grew and I named changed America. The first one is a 1947 it's called, Everson versus Board of Education. This case brought by a New Jersey taxpayer against attacks from the school district and provided reimbursement to parents, both public and private school children taking public transportation to school.

In other words, parents are sending their kids a public or private school get reimbursed Delk's education and yet this kind.

This case codified into law, and in our culture. The phrase separation of church and state were set found in the Constitution nowhere. We know that were smart group, the First Amendment United States Constitution reads this Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. When this phrase first came about a handout for Thomas Jefferson when his original intent to this message was is that government cannot encroach on the affairs of the church and yet was happened through this separation of church and state why which is introduced by the ACLU and a friend of the court brief, which was used as a wedge to rotor religious liberties. This phrase and found its way into the majority opinion written by Justice Hugo Black and estimate Hugo Black and said he said the First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state that will must be high and impregnable by just read the First Amendment is that with that amendment means I don't think so that the phrase separating church and state has since become ingrained in the American culture and that's where the slide began in 1947 Lee versus Wiseman, 1992. This case was based on the Everson case and other subsequent cases dismantled the proclamation of prayer in public schools. There was a lot of other cases that led up to this whimsical vandal 6263 somewhere in there, but this Abbas even voluntary prayer and outsourcing in Washington that we had a Scotia Washington simply praying anybody wants to come voluntary prayer they can. But this abolish that, you know. Interestingly, our third Pres. Thomas Jefferson used government funds to teach the Bible in public schools are a problem with separation of church and state there.

So to keep cases 45 years apart one generation, one biblical generation and God was eliminated from the public schools. This case called Griswold versus Connecticut. This case was about birth control and you.

What really gave us was this idea of personal privacy in marriage opinion, the court said this the right of privacy is based on the Bill of Rights, which had penumbras formed by the emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance completely with that means golly gee the number is the moon see that glow around the moon. That's the penumbra guy you can have this fact for us.

Weber stuff happening in the Bill of Rights.

This flowery language was further expanded in 1972. In another case called Eisenstadt versus Baird. This right to privacy then went from married couples to individuals important married couples to know individuals because right after 1972 that we had to kill her case will be weighed, which is led to the slaughter of 56 million Americans since that time going that right to privacy, laid the foundation for Roe versus Wade the right to like me never gave up and they thought they had a case in 1992 Planned Parenthood versus Casey instead. What they didn't count on was in 11th hour flip-flop by one of the justices who wrote in a joint opinion that expanded abortion by establishing a law what is known as the mystery clause nonchalantly listings mystery clause that reads abortion is a fundamental 14th amendment protected liberty in the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and the mystery of life in Delaware so I can define life. Anyway, I wanted to find life what nice language wrapped in the sound of liberty is a 1992.

That's 42,003 case called Lawrence versus Texas. This ruling extended the right to privacy provisions to gay sexual practices begin based on the right to privacy at the time. I remember this was working at ADF. Remember, in this case was decided. The homosexual community came out loudly and said, this case has nothing to do with marriage. This is just about two people know what we want to do in our home has nothing with marriage. They wanted they wanted to there hand on that. And yet, just 12 years later in a burger fell versus Hodges the recent Supreme Court decision that ushered in same-sex marriage wrote the land despite the vote of the legislators and people in 31 states to amend their constitutions that marriage is between one man and woman only to have it overturned. But once you marriage the basic building block of any thriving society was redefined and with it, those who don't abide by this opinion are targets for persecution. This is the Supreme Court. What is the point of this history lesson. I just want to share a few observations with you. These changes in our Constitution and our culture were not made to elected representatives of the people they were made by unelected and unaccountable judges within through the influence of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. And frankly legislators that couldn't get it done so they defer to the courts noted that Lee versus Wiseman case, Planned Parenthood versus Casey case Lawrence versus Texas case, a burger fell versus Hodges case. One man wrote the majority of those opinions. Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan.

Elections have consequences.

Ronald Reagan's first choice was adjudged by the name of Robert Bork member that name Bork was Bork's guy's name was turned and over front report before he passed away said this when the law is silent on the matter.

The judiciary must not act that the way a judge should behave. So what was the original meninges of the judiciary is to interpret the law established by the legislature is not created ex the Hilo out of nothing. Only the Lord can do that the framers of the Constitution understood this clearly in founding father Alexander Hamilton said this, he said that the judiciary is beyond comparison, the weakest of the three departments of power. So I fast-forward to 2015. In a recent decision overturning marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent summed it up this way. He said in today's decree says that my ruler and the ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast is a majority of nine lawyers on the supreme the opinion in these cases is the furthest extension. In fact, in the furthest extension.

One can even imagine of the courts claimed power to create liberties that the Constitution and its amendments neglect to mention this practice of constitutional revision by nonelected committee of nine always accompanied as it is today by extravagant praise of liberty by nice flowery language robs the people of his most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and one in the revolution of 1776 the freedom to govern themselves. The second point is history lesson is this. We did not get here overnight my friends, this is going on for 70 years, and culture accelerated by judicial activism and lack of accountability.

It took a lifetime opposition ACLU and Planned Parenthood is now the ministration has worked relentlessly and systematically in a short frankly show more determination to their cause of immorality, then the body of Christ has into promoting good what we need more than ever faithful Christians who have a long-term view and are willing to step up and support in serving active and engaged the culture and support organizations like the North Carolina family policy Council, the battle for the future is a battle for religious freedom. It was never about marriage, my friends, for the gay community was never about that. It really was and it was a steppingstone to forcing American culture and Christians to accept the lifestyle that's what it was about. So the battle for religious leader will rated his rage on, we will stand in the gap every step of the way. Just as the battle of life will continue in the lives abortion and now, which is seen as physician-assisted suicide is raging across the country and so hard against that to the battle for the Billy live according to the dictates for conscience will continue as long as we have people like Don Rustin and his allies men and women like him and those like you frankly are willing to support us and ask you to help other people still doing and asked them to support us to get to know us and overdoing I'm asking you to stand with us you been listening to a speech given by Paul Weber, the president and CEO of citizen link at the North Carolina family policy Council major speaker dinner event in Charlotte North Carolina in November 2015. Thank you for listening and if you would like to learn more about the North Carolina family policy Council and our major speaker series dinner events, please visit our again that's before we close on like to invite you to follow the North Carolina family policy Council on Facebook.

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