Saturday, September 5, 2015

Why is The County Clerk of Rowan County Kentucky in Jail?

When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution.   Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects.   For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage licenses, the implications were also immediately personal.
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis could not, as a matter of religious conviction, issue same-sex marriage licenses. Davis’ further dilemma is the fact that her name is attached to every county marriage license, and she believes issuing them to same-sex couples would constitute precisely the kind of endorsement of same-sex unions her faith forbids. Because of that, her office stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the Supreme Court decision.

This is more than just a matter of her religious conviction.  She should not be in jail because she did not violate any law.  The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law.  They can only make a ruling on a law.   ONLY Congress makes the laws. 

Because Congress has made no law allowing for same-sex marriage, Kim does not have the Constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

It seems to me that, under the circumstances, she did the only LEGAL thing she could do, and that was to follow existing Kentucky law.

In 2004 the issue of gay marriage in Kentucky was PUT TO A VOTE and 70% of Kentucky voters stated they DID NOT WANT GAY MARRIAGE IN THEIR STATE. That constitutional amendment stands, to this day and is the LAW OF THE LAND IN KENTUCKY.

Based on that referendum, the Kentucky CONSTITUTION was amended to read:  “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in
Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized."

FROM THAT POINT ON, it has been the LAW OF KENTUCKY that gay marriage is ILLEGAL and PROHIBITED.

In November of 2014, Kim Davis took an oath to defend the Kentucky CONSTITUTION which PROHIBITS gay marriage. 

My concealed carry license from Oklahoma is not permitted in every state in the Union?  If five activist judges believe that every state must accept same-sex marriage, then every state must accept my established right to keep and bear arms — and not infringe upon it.

Kim Davis went to jail simply because she was exercising her First Amendment right — which no five activist judges can deny, disregard or denigrate.  It’s her First Amendment right that cannot result in her being disparaged — and certainly not arrested.  

Many people in this country seem to believe that when the Supreme says something, it’s automatically the law of the land.  That is not the case.  They have the authority to decide the constitutionally of an existing law, but they do not have the power to write new laws, and neither does the President.    That is the job of Congress.   The Court also does not have the power to amend the constitution.  That is also the job of the Congress.

Just because the Supreme Court said it does not make it right, they are not the Supreme Being...

OH, by the way, Supreme Court Justices CAN be impeached, and that just may happen after we get rid of our Muslim President...


It has become painfully obvious to me that most people have no idea how our government was designed to work, separation of powers, limitations of the federal government, and unlimited powers of the states.

I can only assume that this administration has such a low opinion of the electorate that they can lie with impunity.   Sadly enough, the safeguard of our liberty, the media, is complicit in the lies and cover ups.

I am convinced that the Republican Party needs to educate the populations instead of assuming people know that they are being fed misinformation.  

The level of purposefully, disingenuous propaganda being pushed on us is staggering.  The key to saving Our Republic is to take every possible opportunity to educate our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and families.   That is what I have been attempting to achieve on both Facebook and on my blog.

Do not buy into the idea that "politics" should never be discussed.  This is a key method of manipulation.  Without open dialogue, we are reduced to thinking of each other as caricatures and our ideas are reduced to absurd generalizations, or outright lies.

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