Supreme Court moves against Texas’s ability to protect its borders

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Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court Allows Federal Agents to Cut Razor Wire Texas Installed on US-Mexico Border
  • The justices, by a 5-4 vote, granted an emergency appeal from the Biden administration, which has been in an escalating standoff at the border with Texas and had objected to an appellate ruling in favor of the state.
  • The concertina wire along roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) of the Rio Grande near the border city of Eagle Pass is part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s broader fight with the administration over immigration enforcement.
  • Abbott also has authorized installing floating barriers in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass and allowed troopers to arrest and jail thousands of migrants on trespassing charges. The administration also is challenging those actions in federal court.
  • In court papers, the administration said the wire impedes Border Patrol agents from reaching migrants as they cross the river and that, in any case, federal immigration law trumps Texas’ own efforts to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
  • Texas officials have argued that federal agents cut the wire to help groups crossing illegally through the river before taking them in for processing.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor sided with the administration. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas voted with Texas.
  • No one provided any explanation for their vote.

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Danger ahead as individual states arbitrarily rule a presidential candidate ineligible

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Important Takeaways:

  • Whether you stand with Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., or a candidate who has to emerge from our time-tested democracy, the idea that a court in an individual state can arbitrarily rule a presidential candidate as ineligible to be on the ballot is a dagger thrust into the heart of our nation.
  • To be clear, the threat is so grave that, if allowed to stand, it could topple the very foundation of a “united” United States, where individual states would then determine whether they will participate in national elections based on four unelected individuals in black robes to determine for whom we can vote. The U.S. is not Iran, where voters are presented with a “sanitized” slate that has anyone who might disagree with the regime purged from appearing on it.
  • Even Trump’s most vicious opponent, fellow Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, sees the move for what it is. Responding to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to prevent Trump from being on the state’s ballot, Christie says it must be the voters, not the courts, who should decide if Trump should return to the White House.
  • Unfortunately, the cancer on our democracy is growing. Now Maine’s Secretary of State says he has the authority to prevent Trump’s name from being on his state’s primary ballot.
  • The encouraging news is that courts have ruled against similar efforts in the states of Arizona, Minnesota and Michigan, but at a time when our nation is facing both domestic and global challenges, the stakes are enormously high.

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Supreme Court left in place state law barring therapists from counseling minors to change sexual orientation or gender identity

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Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Washington state ‘conversion therapy’ ban
  • Over the objection of three conservatives, the court left in place a state law that bars therapists from counseling minors to change sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice favored by some conservatives.
  • Favored by some conservatives, the widely criticized practice is aimed at encouraging gay or lesbian minors to change their sexual orientation and transgender children to identify as the gender identity assigned to them at birth.
  • The law only prevents licensed therapists from conducting conversion therapy in a professional setting, Ferguson added, noting that it does not prevent similar counseling taking place in other settings, including churches.

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South Carolina Supreme Court upheld restrictions that would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy

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Important Takeaways:

  • South Carolina’s all-male Supreme Court upholds 6-week abortion ban
  • Former Justice Kaye Hearn, whose mandatory retirement left South Carolina without a woman on its Supreme Court, called it “a very sad day for our state.”
  • The 4-1 decision means the state’s abortion ban, which Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law in May, can go into effect.
  • “The legislature has made a policy determination that, at a certain point in the pregnancy, a woman’s interest in autonomy and privacy does not outweigh the interest of the unborn child to live,” he wrote.
  • “As a Court, unless we can say that the balance struck by the legislature was unreasonable as a matter of law, we must uphold the Act.”
  • Before Wednesday’s decision, abortions were permitted in South Carolina up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.
  • The bill that was signed into law this year prohibits most abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected.

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Supreme Court backs Christian Web designer: Freedom over Coercion

Deuteronomy 28:43-53 43 “Foreigners who live in your land will gain more and more power, while you gradually lose yours. 44 They will have money to lend you, but you will have none to lend them. In the end they will be your rulers. 45 “All these disasters will come on you, and they will be with you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and keep all the laws that he gave you. 46 They will be the evidence of God’s judgment on you and your descendants forever. 47 The Lord blessed you in every way, but you would not serve him with glad and joyful hearts. 48 So then, you will serve the enemies that the Lord is going to send against you. You will be hungry, thirsty, and naked – in need of everything. The Lord will oppress you harshly until you are destroyed. 49 The Lord will bring against you a nation from the ends of the earth, a nation whose language you do not know. They will swoop down on you like an eagle. 50 They will be ruthless and show no mercy to anyone, young or old. 51 They will eat your livestock and your crops, and you will starve to death. They will not leave you any grain, wine, olive oil, cattle, or sheep; and you will die. 52 They will attack every town in the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and the high, fortified walls in which you trust will fall. 53 “When your enemies are besieging your towns, you will become so desperate for food that you will even eat the children that the Lord your God has given you.

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘Victory for Free Speech’ at Supreme Court in Christian Web Designer Case
  • The Supreme Court held Friday that the State of Colorado cannot force a website designer to create messages that support same-sex marriages against her religious beliefs, citing her rights under the First Amendment.
  • The case, 300 Creative LLC v. Elenis et al., was decided by 6-3 majority, with all of the court’s Republican appointees siding with the website designer, and all three of the Democratic appointees opposing her suit.
  • The issue in 300 Creative is slightly different, because it involves the actual expression of words, and because the website designer was happy to work for same-sex couples — just not to create messages that conflicted with her own Christian faith.
  • Justice Gorsuch reviewed the history of the Court’s jurisprudence on freedom of expression and association. He then wrote (citations omitted):
  • [T]he First Amendment protects an individual’s right to speak his mind regardless of whether the government considers his speech sensible and well intentioned or deeply “misguided,” … and likely to cause “anguish” or “incalculable grief.” … Equally, the First Amendment protects acts of expressive association. …Generally, too, the government may not compel a person to speak its own preferred messages. …Nor does it matter whether the government seeks to compel a person to speak its message when he would prefer to remain silent or to force an individual to include other ideas with his own speech that he would prefer not to include. … All that offends the First Amendment just the same.
  • Consider what a contrary approach would mean. Under Colorado’s logic, the government may compel anyone who speaks for pay on a given topic to accept all commissions on that same topic—no matter the underlying message—if the topic somehow implicates a customer’s statutorily protected trait.
  • Taken seriously, that principle would allow the government to force all manner of artists, speechwriters, and others whose services involve speech to speak what they do not believe on pain of penalty. The government could require “an unwilling Muslim movie director to make a film with a Zionist message,” or “an atheist muralist to accept a commission celebrating Evangelical zeal,” so long as they would make films or murals for other members of the public with different messages. …Equally, the government could force a male website designer married to another man to design websites for an organization that advocates against same-sex marriage.
  • Of course, abiding the Constitution’s commitment to the freedom of speech means all of us will encounter ideas we consider “unattractive,” … “misguided, or even hurtful.” …. But tolerance, not coercion, is our Nation’s answer. The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands.

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‘Under Fire’ College of the Ozarks calls on the Supreme Court to review case

Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!

Important Takeaways:

  • DRIVE IT HOME: Christian College Appeals Trans Rule in Battle Against ‘Woke Secular Humanist Religion’
  • Back in 2021, President Biden signed an executive order barring gender discrimination. So, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) applied gender identity to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. As a result, the federal government is now trying to force the College of the Ozarks to open its bathrooms, showers, and dorm rooms to whatever gender someone thinks they are at the time.
  • A biological male could room and shower with a female coed if he identifies as a female. College of the Ozarks says that’s discrimination against them, their religious institution. It would force the college to abandon its biblical principles and its faithful commitment to God regarding sex and marriage.
  • The Eighth Circuit Court ruled against the college, and that’s why the school wants the Supreme Court to take up the case.
  • Let me remind you of Article One of the Bill of Rights, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That means the government cannot impose another faith – in this case, woke secular humanist religion on the school.
  • It also applies to President Biden and HUD. They cannot force a college to violate Christian principles, its beliefs about sex and gender, or anything else, because to do so would impose another belief system – a government-conceived religion on the institution. The Supreme Court must take up this case. Religious institutions must be excluded from this HUD rule.

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There are those who would like to confuse our National Identity, Legacy to be that of the scuzz of the earth ‘Imposter Christianity’

Revelations 2:5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Important Takeaways:

  • Analysis: An ‘imposter Christianity’ is threatening American democracy
  • Here are three key beliefs often tied to White Christian nationalism.
    • A belief that the US was founded as a Christian nation
    • A belief in a ‘Warrior Christ’
    • A belief there’s such a person as a ‘real American’
      • The nation is divided between “real Americans” and other citizens who don’t deserve the same rights, experts on White Christian nationalism say.
  • “The United States cannot be both a truly multiracial democracy — a people of people and a nation of nations — and a white Christian nation at the same time,” Gorski wrote in “The Flag and the Cross.” “This is why white Christian nationalism has become a serious threat to American democracy, perhaps the most serious threat it now faces.”
  • [Faith in God, and Christianity in general, is what is on trial here.]
    • [In a unanimous decision in 1844, the US Supreme Court affirmed that America was “a Christian country.”]
    • [ In 1892, the Supreme Court again delivered a unanimous ruling, declaring of America that “this is a Christian nation.”]
    • [In 1931, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the same position for a third time, stating “we are a Christian people.”]
    • [America was born a Christian nation—America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture. WOODROW WILSON]
    • [There is more refuting the Claims that America is not a Christian nation. We need to keep our history close to our memory so that no one can try to change who we are]

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House Members arrested for blocking street in front of Supreme Court, AOC pretends to be cuffed

Leviticus 24:17 “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death

Important Takeaways:

  • AOC Pretends to Be Handcuffed as She and Other Dems Arrested in Abortion Protest at Supreme Court
  • The House members were arrested as part of a protest over abortion rights in the wake of the High Courts’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Seventeen members were arrested in the planned demonstration.
  • Some even pretended to be handcuffed.
  • AOC, House member Rep. Cori Bush (D – MO) also tweeted about the incident, saying “The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won’t stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice.”

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Another Supply Chain problem: 70,000 truckers could be off the road after Supreme Court denies judicial review

Rev 6:6 NAS “And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • US Court Ruling May Take 70,000 Truckers Off Road, Spur Jams
  • “Gasoline has been poured on the fire that is our ongoing supply-chain crisis,” the California Trucking Association said in a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to deny a judicial review of a decision of a lower court, a process known as certiorari.
  • The association asked the Supreme Court for a review of a case challenging California’s Assembly Bill 5, a law that sets out three tests to determine whether a worker is an employee entitled to job benefits or an independent contractor who isn’t. The trucking industry relies on contractors, and has fought to be exempt from state regulations for years because of federal law.
  • [So by not reviewing the bill] could force California’s 70,000 truck owner-operators to stop driving is set to create another choke point in already-stressed West Coast logistics networks, a truckers’ organization said.

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Supreme Court rules to EPA needs Congress approval to set standards, Gives Biden thumbs up to end ‘Remain in Mexico policy’

Important Takeaways:

  • Supreme Court Issues Final Rulings, Curbs EPA Overreach, Gives Biden the OK to End ‘Remain in Mexico’
  • The most high-profile case today was about U.S. immigration policy. The Court said President Biden has the right to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy which was a Trump administration rule that allowed asylum seekers to be deported while they waited for their cases to be heard.
    • The policy was quite effective at stemming the flood of migrants at the border. Four months after it was put in place, detentions at the border declined more than 60 percent.
  • Court Tells EPA to Back Off
    • The high court also issued a ruling about government overreach, clarifying the separation of powers
    • The justices ruled 6-3 that the Environmental Protection Agency, which is currently controlled by the Biden administration, doesn’t have the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants unless Congress gives it the clear authority to do so.
    •  “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day’”
    • But he further explained, “A decision of such magnitude and consequence rests with Congress itself, or an agency acting pursuant to a clear delegation from that representative body.”
  • And finally at the Supreme Court today, there is a changing of the guard.
    • Justice Stephen Breyer officially steps down at noon, after serving 27 years. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court’s first African-American woman, will then be sworn in.

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