Watched C-Span2 for a short while recently, and observed the US Senate in action: Sen's. Kerry, Lautenberg, Byrd and others give speeches, and they all keep saying in their own words: we truly endorse the way things have been done for the last 40+ years and do not want to return to the US Constitution's way of doing business. They want the US Supreme Court and/or certain Federal Courts to control all laws regarding morals and controversial laws and Congress has made "no law respecting" The judges did it.
The following court decisions have created new laws. Obstructionists are Liberals dedicated to making sure this system does not change. .
1962, Engel v. Vitale. The US Supreme Court created law, creating "separation of Church and State", or as it is referred to "The establishment clause". The First Amendment, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise thereof;" and a letter from President Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist Church in Danbury Conn. stating that a there is a wall of separation separating and protecting religion from government. The "establishment clause" law opened the gate.
1963 Curlett v. Schepps. The US Supreme Court created new law, striking down school prayer; the law requires a "separation of church and state". (the establishment clause)
1973 Roe v. Wade. The US Supreme Court created new law, the right to privacy including the right to have an abortion, and at the same time, striking down all state laws forbidding it.
1980 Stone v. Graham. The US Supreme Court created new law, banning displays of the ten Commandments from Public (government) schools as a violation of the "establishment clause."
1981 Collins v. Chandler Un. School Dist. US Supreme Court created new law ruling that freedom speech is guaranteed to students unless the topic is religious, and that it is unconstitutional for a student to pray aloud over his lunch. ("the establishment clause")
1985 and in 1992 the US Supreme Court struck down prayer from (government) school activates.
1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey the US Supreme Court ruled not to overturn Roe v. Wade because the legitimacy of the court would be questioned. (What?)
1996 Karen Finley v. Nat'l Endowment of the Arts. The 9th Dist Court of appeals held that it was unconstitutional for a government agency to consider "decency and respect for American Values" when it gives out taxpayer money. In 1998 the US Supreme Court reversed the 9th Dist. decision; the reversal was too late because the homosexual actors had already spent the money.
1999 Chandler v. James the 11th Dist. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court which banned all school prayer, even if student initiated, and set up a court monitoring to ensure compliance.
2000 ACLU v. State of Ohio 6th Circuit Ct. of Appeals rules that the State Motto, "With God All Things Are Possible" unconstitutional because it violates the US Supreme Courts "Separation of Church and State" "establishment Clause" law. This Decision was reversed in Appeals Court.
2000 Adkins v. Virginia the US Supreme court re-wrote the 8th Amendment and made new law outlawing capital punishment to those of low "IQ scores". Justice Stephens, writing for the majority, said the decision was based on "national consensus" & "Poling data". (Good law?)
2000 US Supreme Court decision overturned the laws of 27 states banning Partial-birth Abortions.
2002 Newdow v. US Congress the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the famous one) declared that the "Pledge of Allegiance" is unconstitutional in public (government) schools. This is not over; we are awaiting a ruling on the appeal from the US Supreme Court.
2003 Lawrence v. Texas. US Supreme Court rejected Texas’ ban on same-sex sodomy, thereby creating new law legalizing sodomy.Justice O’Connor wrote that this decision was based on International Law.
2003 Glassroth v. Roy Moore the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals up held a lower court ruling ordering a display of the 10 Commandments be removed from the state’s judicial building, as a violation of the US Supreme Courts law of separation of church and state. Roy Moore was then removed from his voter-elected AL Chief Justice position by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals because of his Christian Beliefs.
2004 Clinton appointee Federal Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton overturned the partial Birth-Abortion ban passed by the US Congress in 2003 and signed into law by the President Bush.
2005 Federal Judge Joe Bataillon ruled that, even though 70%of Nebraska Citizen-Voters voted in favor of an amendment to the states constitution, and it was made law by the Gov. and Legislature, Bataillon ruled the law unconstitutional because it violated the rights of homosexuals. The judge said that it was passed out of "hated and bigotry". Citizen-voters, Legislators and the Gov. acted out of "hatred & bigotry"???