To The Editor:
The "Life at Conception Act" is highly commendable, and most Americans would favor it. However, like many other sound pieces of legislation, it will likely be declared unconstitutional by our Supreme Court, unless that preposterous federal judge in California beats them to the punch. Case in point: the Supreme Court had the unmitigated gall to overturn Louisiana's death penalty to keep alive a depraved beast who brutally raped his stepdaughter and almost murdered her. Reason, logic, or common sense have been ignored far too often by our Supreme Court. What may appear to be an ironclad act to us will be undone by some bizarre mumbo jumbo concocted by a judge devoid of common sense. If judges want to behave like despots they should be removed from the bench, as they've violated the "good behavior" provision of Art. III Sec. 1. We the people must petition the Congress and the President to impeach such malcontents. And let's not forget those stalwarts of liberty: the ACLU! They'll slap injunctions on this act before it's ever born. Just as they are pro-abortion, they'll seek to abort this act! Why not allow our sagacious constitutional provisions to put an end to this reign of judicial tyranny?
Art. III, Sec.2, para. 2 clearly states that "..the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall make." This rule has been applied in the recent past and it is time for Congress to reassert its authority and put the Supreme Court back in its proper place. Congress must tell the Supreme Court that it is not within its jurisdiction to even dictate as to when life begins. Thus: case closed for both our Supreme Court and the ACLU! Let's put an end to this blatant rule by the Judiciary.
In fact, Art. I. Sec. 8 last paragraph states that only Congress is granted power "to make all laws...". Neither the Court nor a President has any authority whatsoever to enact laws. Signing statements and executive orders is unconstitutional! Executive orders only pertain to and for the President's Cabinet-no further! In fact, George Washington made the error of thinking that his executive order, the very first one, superseded Art. I, Sec. 8, but rescinded it when Congress corrected him. It's time for Congress to set the record Constitutionally straight!
All Congressmen should sign and support HR3835 to restore the Constitution's checks and balances. Let's heed Edmund Burke's words of wisdom: "All that is necessary for evil to prosper is for good men to stand by and do nothing." Respectfully, Frank S. Ferrari Bayside