Appointing of the Supreme Court Justices
made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.” (Eccl.
The United States has a political system that
separates powers between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary,
and these three branches check and balance with each other to avoid
dictatorship. But the operations of various branches, not only care about the
authority of the Constitution, but also honor God and bring out concepts of
equality and freedom from His perspective. However, due to the progressivism
which caused by humanism, it made some people to think themselves as elites
and they attempted to twist the meaning of the Constitution and abandon God’s
value, in order to achieve their lasting ruling purpose. The most obvious
example is the judge's ruling on social morality.
The Supreme Court of the United States consisted
of nine judges who were appointed by the President and approved by the
Senator. Their responsibility is to adjudicate cases that the Federal Court
could not resolve in accordance with the Constitution. Usually those cases
that appealed to the Supreme Court involved ideological decisions which were
difficult to judge right or wrong. Gradually, the Supreme Court has become the
place that defines moral conscience for the society and has the final word in
the interpretation of morality. Therefore, the Supreme Court Judges; their
position lasts for life, have decisive impacts for the executive and
legislative branches. Naturally, they became assistants to president’s
policy, and the focus of power struggle between political Parties. For
example, Justice Roberts declined to support the opposition from state
governments over President Obama's health-care drive; his
reason was that election had a consequence, and if you did not like his
policy, elected someone else to rule.
The Supreme Court Justice originally consisted of
four conservatives, four liberals and a centrist. But after the death of
conservative Justice Scalia this year, the Republican senators refused
to agree with the re-appointment of President Obama, who has already
appointed two liberal female judges. Besides, three of Judges are over 78
years old. In other words, the next president will be likely to appoint four
judges. Progressives know that the impacts of new president will be
significant, so they desperately support a liberal presidential candidate.
Nine Judges can decide the morality of a society;
this is not the original intention of our founding fathers and is beyond
their imagination that Americans would abandon God and become such low
morality state. However, elections still have consequences. Christians should
wake up from our apathy, pray for this country, and cast our sacred votes for
the good of our next generation.