Sponsored by Ron Paul: HR 300: “Prohibits the Supreme Court and each federal court from adjudicating any claim or relying on judicial decisions involving: (1) state or local laws, regulations, or policies concerning the free exercise or establishment of religion; (2) the right of privacy, including issues of sexual practices, orientation, or reproduction; or (3) the right to marry without regard to sex or sexual orientation where based upon equal protection of the laws.”
If you think I’m being a bit paranoid about how these three points — curtailing the natural trajectory of the judicial branch and its ability to corral past judicial decisions with present ones — will be liberally perceived by the Republicans, why not hear Ron Paul explain the bill in his own words? “I am also the prime sponsor of HR 300, which would negate the effect of Roe v Wade by removing the ability of federal courts to interfere with state legislation to protect life. This is a practical, direct approach to ending federal court tyranny which threatens our constitutional republic and has caused the deaths of 45 million of the unborn.”
The man even had the temerity to call his bill the “We the People Act.”
Stripping the courts of their right to overturn previous decisions or rule on lower court or state decisions with such an overbroad definition is contrary to what the United States of America is about. I am appalled. No true patriot would consider this court right to be a “tyranny.”
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