Nena Arias | August 1, 2022
“When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.”
Why is there so much debate and discussion every time a president has to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Another segment of society are mere spectators waiting for the results. Some just don’t care and others have launched a ferocious battle in hopes that their values and belief systems will be the ones chosen to represent them to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court is made up of liberal and conservative judges. This division is a reflection of the actual condition of the rest of our social institutions. Even though true liberals are in the minority at present, they have been controlling the rest of American society. How have they accomplished this? Their strategy has been to occupy the highest spheres of influence in key offices and institutions. Why did conservatives allow this when they are the majority? The reason is that for more than 50 years conservatives abandoned the preservation of these institutions by apathy, complacency and a wrong perspective of life and the world.
No human being lives in a vacuum of ideas as well as a world of neutrality; these do not exist. Every person operates according to his or her beliefs and fundamental values whatever these might be. The liberal beliefs and value systems are founded in humanism and in the socialist perspective of the world. This perspective is in clear contrast to the beliefs and values of a conservative worldview.
When a person arrives at a judgeship in the Supreme Court his or her beliefs and values come with them. It doesn’t matter what they might say in front of the Senate once he or she has been confirmed in that lifetime appointment as a justice, he or she will act according to their philosophy even though they are supposed to follow only the guidelines of the Constitution and established laws.
A judge is not a legislator. Therefore, his primary function is to interpret the law not according to his or her beliefs or values but according to the original intent of the law. For decades the Supreme Court has become a bench for legislation and that has caused a bad structural change to the entire nation.
All the justices are supposed to vote against arbitrary or unconstitutional decisions, but as it turns out it is only the conservative justices that do this, for the most part. A good example of this is the recent reversal of the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade ruling. This unconstitutional decision had been in place for close to fifty years causing havoc, heartache, and the death of over 63 million unborn babies that were massacred in their mother’s womb.
Unfortunately, judges interpret the law from two perspectives rather than established law. The purpose of a law must be interpreted from the perspective of the laws that are already in place.
The liberal perspective has a humanistic evolutionist foundation and considers that humanity lives in a constant social experiment due to the absence of absolutes and believe that everything is relative. This means that the only ones qualified to interpret what is best for society depends on those creating reality. The conservative perspective accepts reality and the purpose of the original intent of the Constitution as conceived by the Founding Fathers of this nation. There is no such thing as neutrality. Whether people realize it or not they belong to either the liberal camp or the conservative camp. Beliefs and values always have a source and do not operate out of a vacuum.
Christians in this nation have the greatest responsibility to maintain social stability in our country. They should be the first to oppose any form of “false justice” contrary to the morals and ethics of God. This is not hard to know, every judge has a perfect example to follow. Contrary to opinions of many the government of Christ came to restore law, authority, and order. This was a promise that God had been reiterating throughout centuries such as when the prophet Isaiah declared long before Jesus Christ was born, “And I will restore your judges as in days of old, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city” (Isaiah 1:26). It is impossible for a judge to make just decisions if they bypass good moral character and established law by God and man. A judge should imitate the character of the maximum example, Jesus Christ. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this” (Isaiah 9:6-7). There is no doubt, Jesus is judge, “But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked” (Isaiah 11:4).
A conservative person does not necessarily have to be Christian to preserve and demand that judges interpret the law correctly. It is impossible for a true Christian to accept the beliefs and values of liberals because they are contrary to the absolutes of God.
When the Supreme Court was originally established it was to rightly interpret the Constitution. It should not be to please or benefit a certain set of beliefs and values. The law was established to honor and respect traditional law and to protect life and not to legislate from the bench inventing laws that destroy pre-established order.
For this reason, it is important to have conservative judges if this nation is going to survive and to leave a healthy cultural legacy to future generations.