June 19, 2013
Sep 18 - Allan Parker
Judicial officials are very important, and many will ultimately be determined by the result of the November elections.
At the executive level, we know that it is the President who nominates the candidates for the federal judicial offices. This includes the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals which govern several states and the United States District Courts which are the lower level trial courts. The President will typically nominate hundreds of federal judges every four years. The Senate advises and consents which means they can veto a President’s nominee. They do reject on occasion, but not very often.
We all must remember that Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two of the worst cases in American history, were created by judges, not by the people of the United States. There is no “right” to abortion in the Constitution. This supposed right created by these two cases is merely an opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The good news is that, with the right judges, those opinions, Roe and Doe, could be reversed. Basically, we have a 4-1-4 split on the U.S. Supreme Court, and if pro-life judges who support the original intent of the Constitution were appointed, we could see Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reversed. I believe this will happen in our lifetime.
Another reason the elections are important at the state level is that many governors appoint judges, and in some states, such as Texas, people can actually vote for judges. Citizens need to know the judicial candidate is pro-life. They need to know if the party or the executive candidate is pro-life or pro-abortion because that will affect what judges get on the bench. If you do not get the life issue right, how many more issues are you going to get wrong? If you do not know when human life begins, how can you protect human life - which is one of the major functions of government?
Who we elect to the positions that select our judges is very, very important. The two parties are vastly different on pro-life and pro-abortion, and it is reflected in their judicial selections. Among other issues that are critical will be homosexual marriage. Whether there will will be a newly created “right” to homosexual marriage will be determined at the U.S. Supreme Court, probably this Fall or Spring, and it is very important who is on the federal and state benches.
I urge you, please, participate in the November elections. Your vote can save lives. Remember to vote pro-life first.
Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him. Deut. 1:16
You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God which is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges that they may judge all the people who are in the province beyond the River, even all those who know the laws of your God; and you may teach anyone who is ignorant of them. Ezra 7:25
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever. Proverbs 29:14
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. Proverbs 31:9
Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that every major dispute they will bring to you, but every minor dispute they themselves will judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace. Exodus 18:21-23