I have written about this issue before, but I see that this there are some people who simply refuse to accept the truth: namely, those people who cannot see past themselves and their own selfish interests to consider the lives of others — especially the life of the person they created. I am coming to accept that those people are lost, and as long as they are lost, they represent a threat to humanity and civil society. However, for the sake of those who might still be reached, I will cover this issue one last time.
NO! Abortion is not a “Constitutional right!” Roe v. Wade is not law! It was judicial activism! Therefore, that ruling has no legitimate authority. It is adhered to merely because of the tyranny of those who continue to enforce it and the cowardice of those who allow that tyranny to continue. But I do not wish for anyone to accept my word on this (as if anyone would accept the word of someone such as myself). No, I expect people to accept the word of the Founders, as they are still the ultimate authority on the Constitution.
“Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”
–Thomas Jefferson: Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798. ME 17:380
OK, there you have it: if the court assumed a power it did not have, then the ruling in Roe v. Wade is null and void. All we have to do now is prove that the Supreme Court assumed a power it did not have. Luckily, this is also easily proven and — again — it can be proven using the words of the Founders (i.e. the ultimate authority on the U.S. system of government).
We start by pounding this through the heads of everyone who does not know and understand it.
The U.S. Constitution is not the ultimate source of law or authority in this country!
The Constitution is not our founding document. It is not the supreme law of this country. The Declaration of Independence is! The Declaration is the foundation upon which the Constitution rests. The Constitution draws is authority from the ideals and principles espoused in the Declaration. Without the Declaration, and the beliefs expressed in it, the Constitution is null and void. So, why should we consider the Declaration to be law? Because the Founders said it was!
“Before the formation of this Constitution. … [t]his Declaration of Independence was received and ratified by all the States in the Union and has never been disannulled.” –
– Samuel Adams, United States Founding Father, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, “Father of the American Revolution”, Governor of Massachusetts, “The Writings of Samuel Adams”, Harry Alonzo Cushing, editor (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1908), Vol. IV, p. 357, to the Legislature of Massachusetts on January 17, 1794.
When Sam Adams states that the Declaration has never been ‘disannulled,’ he is saying the Declaration carries the force of law and that it has never been overturned or set aside by an act of the States or People. Therefore, it is still law! The principles and ideals expressed in the Declaration are still those upon which this nations laws are based — period, end of debate!
Now, how does this apply to the issue of abortion? Easy!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,…
STOP! That is all we need. We are CREATED with the right to life. The creation of human life begins at the point of conception. This issue is not open to debate. It is a matter of definition. But this is why so many people try so hard to change the definition of human life and the point of creation — so they can justify what the Declaration clearly calls murder! And again, this is not my ‘opinion,’ but the clear words of the Founders:
“Human life from its commencement to its close is protected by the common law. In the contemplations of law life begins when the infant is fist able to stir in the womb by the law is protected.”
— James Wilson, signer of the Declaration and Constitution
If anyone needs a more forceful explanation of what Wilson meant, he continues:
“Some nations have given parents the power of life and death over their children. But here in America, we have denied the power of life and death to parents.”
Furthermore, this is not Wilson’s ‘opinion.’ Notice he says ‘we?’ He is speaking for the United States and, as a signer of the Declaration, he carried the authority to do so! This means there is and has never been a ‘right’ to an abortion in this country. Our founders considered it murder, and it is still murder today. It is still murder because Roe v. Wade clearly assumed an authority the Supreme Court did not have: namely the authority to set aside the foundation of this nation, the Declaration of Independence. And, even if it had such authority, the moment it set aside the Declaration, the Court would lose its authority as it would be setting aside the U.S. Constitution, which not only rests upon the Declaration, but also grants the Court its authority. Therefore, no matter how one looks at this issue — according to the Founders and the law as it still stands (since it has never been legally changed), Roe v. Wade is not law! And abortion is still murder!
For those who still need convincing, I suggest you read the following posts: