Symposium: Bad news from Trinity Lutheran – Only two justices support the establishment clause
Leslie C. Griffin is William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.
Lamenting the faithful interpretation of Law by the superlative majority having vindicated the Faithful Petitioner you hold in reverence the infamous dissenters Ginsberg and her protoge’ Sotomayor. It is extremely rare to see any practitioner of Law and Justice whose habitation reeks of lies, deceptions, and injustice. Here we see a scintilla of integrity and you, to no surprise condemn it.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent, joined only by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was much more complicated, detailed, historical and correct. She repeatedly used piercing language to identify the dangerous simplicities of the majority’s opinion. Even in her opening paragraph, she insisted that the decision “slights both our precedents and our history, and its reasoning weakens this country’s longstanding commitment to a separation of church and state beneficial to both.”
Only the two dissenting justices recognized that establishment separation protects religious liberty by blocking the government from just funding any religion that desires money. Sotomayor is correct that the majority’s establishment-free reasoning is a “startling departure from our precedents.” Instead of the dissenters’ goal of an establishment-clause-based religious liberty, this court lets religions win without any establishment penalties.
Are you unable to discern that the ruing in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comy holds that Public Funds may not be withheld from secular schools?
Is it not a genuine offense to see Pubiic Funds taken by force from faithful Christians to be willfully expended to excoriate the principles that Christianity has so generously and richly endowed to All Men to secure their Liberty. Secular Humanists cannot secure Liberty by abolition of the Free exercise of the Christian Religion that shed their bood, paid the price and promulgated the Law and Due Process of Law designed to protect and preserve The inalienable Rights endowed to all men by their Creator. Christian Law prohibits you and all other such practitioners from such and enterprise.
Regardless of any pretense, usurpation of power and authority is not only abhorrent but subject to direct suppression by any and all necessary force. As anyone can see the Articles are prohibitions. There have never been nor shall there ever be any substantial Right granted by Man but all Rights are secured to all Men only by their Creator. It is not necessary for any man to believe that such granting is true. It s only necessary for all men never to abridge or abolish such HGod-given Rights. Those that believe that the Rights of Man are granted by men must abide by the notion that Man can abolish such Rights.
“Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.”
This axiomatic declaration is often erroneously attributed to the great Christian leader William Penn (1644 – 1718). However, we can be sure he agreed. Here below you will find the actual source document, The Charter of the Province of West New Jersey, dated March 13, 1677.
However we can be certain that William Penn did declare this concise description of government that is good – Godly:
“Let men be good and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it.”
“Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.”
The notion of Governance by God was brought to America by Christians determined to be governed by God.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
First Article of the Bill of Rights as Amended to the Constitution
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Law Professor Leslie Griffin agrees with Supreme Court Judges Ginsberg and Sotomayor in their pernicious holding that this First Article prohibition must punish the free exercise of Religion.
It would be far more prudent for Lawyers like you to advocate genuine Constitutional principles than to promulgate false narratives such the anecdotal slogan: “Separation of Church and State” that you claim to mean that the Free Exercise of Christian Doctrine has no place in government. You appear to be among those r that fail to recognize the Christian origin of the Founding? Perhaps such people have conflated” Founding” with “Funding” ,
The so-called “Establishment clause” is not what you d say. To apprehend the meaning the needs only to read the terms of the First Article of The Bill of Rights as adopted by Amendment to the Constitution for the Sovereign and Free States within this union. As you are associated with professional academic practices reason presumes that you be astute in literary skills, history and law.
While you are free to remain faithful to your “secular” beliefs a society desirous to live free cannot allow you to disparage the REGULARITY of our Christian Law.
Reason dictates that The Constitution can only be predicated on the Founding, The Record of our History is rich with all such predication of Law. Beginning with English Charter Magna Carta and the Due Process of Law established thereby and enhanced by those Christian Colonists, Scholar and Statesmen we can rely on the Bright Line of Christian Law that separates the Christian Law of God from the secular law of men. The very nature of such secular law will be ‘governed” at all times by “Conditional Ethics.”
In a letter to Zabdiel Aadams 1776
John Adams wrote: “Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies.
Americans cannot repent because Americans will not confess.
No King But King Yeshua the Christ,
In His name and by His power