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Court overrode Constitution

To the editor:

“Roe is beyond executive role” of February 2009 excuses the President’s anti-life ideology, political promises to Planned Parenthood (the Freedom of Choice Act) and actions supporting “a heinous crime” i.e. funding abortion education and abortions overseas by executive order Jan. 23, as being required by his oath to “uphold the Constitution and laws of the USA.” Will he adhere to that oath in selecting judges who indeed will “uphold the Constitution” and not be shills for the abortion industry?

In denying the American people the power to enact state laws prohibiting abortion, Roe v Wade overrode the constitutional principles of federalism and the separation of powers by legislating beyond its constitutional parameters. By intentionally disregarding the personhood of the unborn child, the few on that court attempted to permanently institutionalize radical injustice.

Is not the President’s challenge not the Eighth Commandment, but the Fifth Commandment, and ours as well, as citizens in a Republic which rationalizes abortion, partial birth abortion and even the killing the innocent after birth?

In 1857 the Supreme Court denied the constitutional personhood of Dred Scott, a runaway slave, deemed him to be personal property, and ordered him to be returned to his “owner”. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln had no qualms about taking his Oath of Office as President of the United States and declared in his First Inaugural Address: “‚Ķ the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal …”

Ronald J. Buttarazzi Sr.</


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