Friday, May 13, 2011

The Truth About the Supreme Court

This is a guest post by Austin Eldridge, author of "Austin's Blog: Musings of a Conspiracy Nut"

All of you know about Roe v. Wade. This was one of the biggest decisions in Supreme Court and U.S. history. This was the landmark decision that made abortion legal in the United States. But, I recently heard a very interesting point on this decision.

I am going through a Constitutional Law course that is done by Michael P. Farris, president of Patrick Henry College, and chairman and general counsel of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He was talking about the Supreme Court and their decisions.

He pointed out, as some of you may know, that the Supreme Court cannot MAKE law. They INTERPRET the law. Congress is the only branch that can make law. Think about it for a second. This means that the Supreme Court CANNOT say that Roe v. Wade applies to the whole United States. Roe v. Wade technically should apply ONLY to Roe and Wade. Why? Because the Supreme Court can't make law! Roe v. Wade is NOT a law, it is a ruling. Therefore, it should not apply to the whole U.S. It should only apply to the people involved in the case, in this example, Roe and Wade. But, it has always been thought of as a law, and as applicable to the U.S.

I think if more people can realize this, Roe v. Wade might be overturned. As a side note, I would definitely recommend Michael Farris's Constitutional Law course. The book is titled "Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens". It also comes with a lecture C.D.

Austin Eldridge is a first year blogger, and is a good friend of mine. He enjoys posting on his own blog, which you can check out at