Divine Intervention and the Supreme Court of the United States

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Divine Intervention and the Supreme Court of the United States

July 22, 2018 - 06:52
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I have been lightly amused by some historical facts concerning the nomination to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. Go back and recall the campaign to oppose Robert Bork; an effort so successful that a new word came into the lexicon. It has been used in describing other political arenas wherein favored candidates did not prevail. Such a person is said to have been 'Borked'.

Suppose , for a minute, that Judge Bork had gained that seat. President Obama would have had the pleasure of nominating to fill his seat in 2013 as Bork died in December '12. Unintended consequences occur with some regularity in Washington D C.

There are many who could make the case that the US has been the receptor of Divine Intervention; let's start with the fog hampering the Brits Aug 29, 1776 and which let General George Washington escape his indefensible position in clear weather. Turn to the Burning of DC; August 24, 1814 saw the burning of the White House, the US capitol, and the Library of Congress. A tornado touched down and did so much damage to the Brits that they fled the city. Gen. George Patton was frustrated by stifling rains during the Battle of the Bulge. He requested a prayer from chaplain Col. O'Neill which was distributed to a quarter million soldiers - on business sized cards; the weather cleared. There are more instances.

A more recent example might be the election of President Trump. (He has only used one perfect Man to do His Work.) How else could the defeat of 15 contenders and the 'Clinton Machine' be explained? How else would the corruption in the FBI have been laid bare; leaders went to the FISA court and used unverified - to this day - opposition political research to get a surveillance warrant on a campaign member. (If a party can make up stuff; get it to the government to spy on their opponents - - - how is that different than living under a totalitarian government?)

The US Supreme Court should not look to foreign law in constitutional judgements. (See Justice Stephen Beyer's “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities" verses nominee Brett Kavanaugh, ". . . I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.") Amending and legislating is not their job.

Maybe we should give greater credence to Abraham Lincoln's statement, "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."

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