GARLINGTON: Get Ready For “Roe Redux”

The culture warriors had better gird themselves, for we appear to be entering an era much like the 1960s to the 1970s when the federal courts overturned sensible Christian State and local laws for the sake of radical, diabolical social agendas – laws that banned abortion, laws that allowed Christian prayer and Bible reading in public schools.

The State laws threatened now are those protecting minors from drag shows, and from permanently mutilating, gender-changing surgeries and hormones.  Several States have passed them into law, but now the federal courts are swooping in to veto them.

Tennessee’s law outlawing ‘adult cabaret performances’ in the presence of children has been struck down by a federal district judge because it violates the precious 1st amendment rights to freedom of speech/expression of the upstanding drag queen citizens.

Arkansas and Florida have had their laws banning trans surgeries and hormones for minors overturned by federal courts, claiming violations of the Equal Protection clause and the Due Process clause of the 14th amendment.

The legal reasoning is dubious, of course.

First, the Bill of Rights of the federal constitution was not applied to the States via the 14th amendment (the supposed incorporation doctrine), making the Tennessee ruling a farce.

Second, banning the self-chosen harm of children in this instance (trans surgeries and drugs) does not violate their equal protection under the law any more than banning their use of harmful drugs or drinking of alcohol or their being able to terminate their young lives via assisted suicide.

Third, the Due Process claim – that parents have the right to raise their children as they deem fit, even if that includes allowing them to change their sex – is selective, for it isn’t upheld in other instances by liberals/leftists, such as allowing parents a choice in where their children can be educated, or in the instance of requiring parents to be notified before a minor child could have an abortion.

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All of these rulings and their reasonings open the door to some frightening developments:  the first, to allowing adults to have sexual relationships with minors; second, to expanding the ‘rights’ of children to engage in harmful activities, even the taking of their own lives (as is being proposed in Canada and which is legal in the Netherlands and Belgium); the third would limit a State’s ability to restrict harmful behavior using the insincere pretext of ‘parental rights’.

Now is a crucial time for the States passing these good and necessary laws.  When Engel v Vitale, Abington v Schempp, Roe v Wade, and the rest began to be handed down by the federal Supreme Court, there should have been an absolute uproar from families, churches, counties, States, etc.  Regular business should have ground to a quick halt by rightly incensed citizens, and protests should have been undertaken until the rulings were cancelled by one means or another – a rescinding of them by the Supreme Court, their nullification by the State governments, federal and State constitutional amendments, impeachment and removal of recalcitrant federal judges by federal or State and local authorities for public endangerment and for violating their oaths, and so on – since all of those rulings seriously threatened the physical and spiritual integrity of the peoples of the 50 States.

That sounds like an awfully radical thing to do in our morally lax times, but it is actually quite normal and rational.  Christianity tells us that murder, even murder of little babies, is a grave sin; likewise, causing people, particularly children, to be diverted from the purpose for which they were ultimately created – a union of love with the Holy Trinity – is also a serious offense (St. Matthew’s Gospel 18:6).

Folks in the 60s and 70s didn’t respond in a proportional manner to these evil rulings, and their failure has led to any number of terrible consequences for the generations that followed them.  If it appears that the federal courts are going to act in a similarly harmful way as it regards the new laws dealing with drag shows and gender-changing procedures for children, we must respond with the gravity that these rulings require.  As said above, we must peacefully shut down as much normal activity in this country as we possibly can until these laws are allowed to operate without impediment.  If France can fly into an outrage over a retirement age increase, if Muslims will stoutly resist the corruption of their children via the LGBT ideology, cannot the Christian, conservative States of the South, Great Plains, Rust Belt, and elsewhere muster enough indignation to rescue their children from cross-dressers and mutilators, from an agenda that is clearly satanic in origin?

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