What the Supreme Court said

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles - email) | Jun 28, 2005

Much has been said and written in various media trying to explain how the Supreme Court justices decided to ban the Ten Commandments from inside two Kentucky courthouses, but said it was okay for them to be outside the Texas state capital. If you read our CWN story, you can see one attempt at explanation.

But what most explanations miss is that this isn't an example of all nine justices deciding one way on one case and another way on the other. In reality only one justice flip-flopped between the cases, causing them to go in different directions: Stephen Breyer.

This is where our current state of anarchy caused by an overactive judiciary has brought us. The entire controversy and question over the place of religion in the public square should not be left up to nine un-elected lawyers with no accountability. In the extreme situation, we have one man who has become the arbiter of the Constitution and religious freedom for our entire nation.

If this doesn't scream for reform of the judiciary and a return to what the Constitution really envisioned for the Supreme Court's role, I don't know what does.

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