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Title: Op-Ed: Should Christians Really Support ACB?
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/op-e ... b2cbe92bd134c5466af5bccb4a232d
Published: Oct 13, 2020
Author: David Closson
Post Date: 2020-10-13 18:58:36 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 112
Comments: 14

Op-Ed: Should Christians Really Support ACB?

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Erin Schaff / The New York Times via AP, Pool)

By David Closson

Published October 12, 2020 at 4:52pm

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At her nomination, President Trump described Barrett as one of the “nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds” and praised her “unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”

Barrett previously clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and taught law at Notre Dame University for 15 years (2002-2017).

She is a working mother of seven who adopted two children from Haiti and whose youngest child has special needs. Barrett is also a woman of deep faith who takes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church seriously.

Three reasons why Christians should support Judge Amy Coney Barrett:

First, Christians should support Barrett because she adheres to a judicial philosophy known as originalism.

Originalism calls for strict adherence to a text (“textualism”) and holds that the Constitution is to be read, understood and applied in keeping with the original intent of the Founders.

Barrett reiterated this view following her nomination when she gave tribute to Justice Scalia.“His judicial philosophy is mine, too … Judges are not policymakers, and they must be resolute in setting aside any policy views they might hold,” Barrett explained.

Many Christians hold to a form of textualism called the historical- grammatical method. Because Christians believe the very words of the Bible are “breathed out” by God, it is important to take the words and phrases that appear in Scripture seriously — down to the very grammar and syntax.

This approach to reading and applying Scripture may explain why Christians predominately align with originalist jurisprudence and believe judges ought to take a textualist approach when interpreting the law. Without question, Judge Barrett aligns with this approach.

Second, Christians should support Judge Barrett for her pro-life convictions.

Barrett’s personal life demonstrates a commitment to life and family. But her professional career provides further evidence of a worldview that values life and believes in the personhood of the unborn.

For example, while on the 7th Circuit, Barrett took part in two cases dealing with abortion.

The first, Planned Parenthood v. Commissioner, dealt with an Indiana abortion law that required fetal remains to be buried or cremated and prohibited abortion based on sex, race or disability.

After a panel of 7th Circuit judges ruled the law unconstitutional, Barrett joined the dissent, which called the second statute “a eugenics statute” and voted to rehear the case, signaling opposition to rulings against the measure.

The second case, Box v. Planned Parenthood, concerned an Indiana law that required doctors to notify parents when a minor seeks an abortion.

A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit blocked the law from taking effect. Barrett voted for an en banc rehearing, which would have allowed the whole 7th Circuit to rehear the case.

Moreover, in 2015, as a professor at Notre Dame, Barrett joined other professional Catholic women in signing a letter that affirmed “the dignity of the human person and the value of human life from conception to natural death.”

She was a member of the “Faculty for Life” group at Notre Dame and in 2013, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, gave a lecture titled “Roe at 40: The Supreme Court, Abortion and the Culture War that Followed,” in which she argued the court’s concurrent rulings in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton created a framework of abortion on demand through judicial fiat.

Third, conservative Christians should support Judge Barrett for her discussion of the court’s role on issues related to marriage, sexuality and religious liberty.

In 2016, Barrett discussed North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which was being litigated at the time. She noted, “When Title IX was enacted it’s pretty clear that no one — including the Congress that enacted that statue—would have dreamed of that result [defining ‘sex’ to include gender identity].”

Barrett has also expressed agreement with dissenters in Obergefell, the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

Summarizing Chief Justice Roberts’ dissent, Barrett noted that the Constitution does not address the question of same-sex marriage, which is why Roberts believed changes to marriage policy “should occur through the legislative process.” Barrett concluded, “So, I think Obergefell and what we’re talking about for the future of the Court, it’s really a who decides question.”

Conservative Christians should be thrilled about President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Not only is she extremely qualified with years of experience as a federal judge, law professor, attorney and Supreme Court clerk, her judicial philosophy, life story and temperament make her an ideal choice for the nation’s highest court.

Although the confirmation hearings have been and will be contentious, Christians should stand with the president’s nominee and pray for a quick confirmation.


Poster Comment:

I can just imagine Schumer and Pelousy babbling incoherently about Judge Barrett.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Originalism calls for strict adherence to a text (“textualism”) and holds that the Constitution is to be read, understood and applied in keeping with the original intent of the Founders.

Who knows what was going through Little Jamie Madison's mind? His intent is immaterial.

Ada  posted on  2020-10-13   20:14:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

It’s a political appointee. Public support won’t matter. Votes from senators matter, and the Republicans have them.

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)‡

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." -- Thomas Jefferson

ghostdogtxn  posted on  2020-10-13   23:12:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: ghostdogtxn (#2)

It’s a political appointee. Public support won’t matter. Votes from senators matter, and the Republicans have them.

Very true indeed. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-10-14   5:51:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Ada, All (#1)

Who knows what was going through Little Jamie Madison's mind? His intent is immaterial.

Anyone that has read Madisons notes taken during the six months of debate framing the Constitution, WOULD NEVER ASK SUCH A QUESTION.

They would KNOW Madisons mind, Franklins, Gerry and the others.

They would know that Washington spoke but ONCE in six months of debate.

Cynicom  posted on  2020-10-14   8:05:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Cynicom (#4)

They would KNOW Madisons mind, Franklins, Gerry and the others.

Ya think? Doesn't matter. What matters is what the ratifiers thought they were ratifying.

Ada  posted on  2020-10-14   8:17:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Ada (#5) (Edited)

What matters is what the ratifiers thought they were ratifying.

What the ratifiers thought they were ratifying was a blue print for a more stable government. It was a tri-partite form with President, Legislative and Judicial branches.

It was also a re-organization under international bankruptcy law. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-10-14   8:30:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

All that glitters is not gold. In this day and age, none of it is :(

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/10/chuck-baldwin/another-ph ony- conservative-judge-nominated-to-the-supreme-court/

Christians should get a spine and a brain before there's nothing left of 'em.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-10-14   9:31:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: BTP Holdings (#6)

What the ratifiers thought they were ratifying was a blue print for a more stable government. It was a tri-partite form with President, Legislative and Judicial branches.

It was also a re-organization under international bankruptcy law. ;)

A mistake in our opinion. They just shudda amended the Articles.

Ada  posted on  2020-10-14   19:41:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Ada (#8) (Edited)

They just shudda amended the Articles.

That was the original intention of the Convention. But of course they were under no constraints and decided to scrap the Articles in favor of a new Constitution.

The articles of Confederation had been proven a failure. And Thomas Jefferson was the main author. During the meetings the number of delegates present varied widely.

But when the final draft was presented, several of the delegates refused to sign without a Bill of Rights. This led to the first 10 Amendments.

After they had that it was an ace in the hole. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-10-14   20:35:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: NeoconsNailed (#7)

All that glitters is not gold.

Germany wanted to repatriate their gold. The FED told them it would take 10 years to get it to them. Where is it but in the sub-basement at 33 Liberty St in NYC? :-/

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-10-14   20:39:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: BTP Holdings (#10)

Surely they've spent it -- 'the dog ate my homework'.

Not the best possible idea to stow your valuables with the mobster that tried to kill you. Patty Hearst syndrome plagues whole countries of raped, beaten, JEWED people!

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2020-10-15   0:57:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: BTP Holdings (#9)

The articles of Confederation had been proven a failure.

The Articles had no provision for repayment of debt. All that was needed was an amendment allowing for collection of tariffs. Otherwise it was superior to what followed.

Ada  posted on  2020-10-15   9:07:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Ada (#12)

how the existing states' debt(s) were handled

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagements_Clause

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-10-15   9:23:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Lod (#13)

Speculators made fortunes on that clause after they had bought up worthless Continentals from the public.

Ada  posted on  2020-10-15   13:01:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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