North Carolina poised to Defy SCOTUS, Obergefell
Legislators in North Carolina are poised to defy the United States Supreme Court and their abhorrent opinion in the Obergefell v. Hodges, the repugnant interpretation of the U. S. Constitution that effectively trampled 31 state constitutions in regards to marriage.
House Bill 780, also known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” was filed April 11 by Republican lawmakers. The bill filed by representatives Pittman, Speciale, and Ford, proclaims, “The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina declares that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision of the United States Supreme Court of 2015 is null and void in the State of North Carolina, and that the State of North Carolina shall henceforth uphold and enforce Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, the opinion and objection of the United States Supreme Court notwithstanding.” It goes on to say “Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of 34 North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina.”
By and large, governors across the nation have been hiding behind the lie that they took an oath to uphold constitutional rulings by the Supreme Court, when in reality, they took an oath to uphold the Constitution itself. The effort of the State of North Carolina, however, to uphold the Constitution in the face of judicial tyranny represents their true duty as ministers of God’s justice according to Romans 13 and our nation’s founding documents. Whenever one branch of government decides to play the tyrant, it is incumbent upon all other branches (federal, state, county, or local) to resist the tyrannical actions of that branch – even the Supreme Court. That is true federalism.
Not only does HB 780 accurately point out how the United States Supreme Court has overstepped its constitutional bounds and “exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the State of North Carolina and a vote of the People of the State on an issue pertaining solely to the State of North Carolina and the People of North Carolina,” but it also goes one step further asserting the truth that the court “also exceeds the authority of the Court relative to the decree of Almighty God” and “abrogates the clear meaning and understanding of marriage in all societies throughout prior history.”
Some in North Carolina have come to the realization that the Supreme Court, notwithstanding its name, is not the supreme authority over the whole of the United States. The so-called “supremacy clause” of the Constitution places the Constitution itself above the laws and treaties of the United States, and subordinates every judge in every state to the U.S. Constitution, not the whims of court opinions. Simply stated, courts cannot make laws.