First it is worth noting that many of the “rights” we view as being guaranteed in the Constitution are not even mentioned and that many of the rights that are mentioned have been grossly distorted by the Supreme Court, which has usurped power from both the executive and legislative branches.
No where in the Constitution is the Supreme Court granted the right to determine what is and is not--Constitutional. They were not granted a veto over the legislature yet they have assumed this power incrementally until today the country is ruled not by a representative government composed of three equal branches but is ruled by nine individuals who have absolute power and who can and do impose their will on the people regardless of what the people want. The people’s representatives can pass legislation reflecting the will of the people and this legislation can be approved by the President and then overturned by the Supreme Court who can impose their personal beliefs on the people. There is no doubt but that the Judiciary is out of control and the country is no longer governed by a representative government but is being oppressed by a group of increasingly capricious judges appointed for life.
This situation was forecasted by Robert Yates, writing under the name of “Brutus” in essay 11 of the Federalist Papers. Yates wrote:
... And in their decisions they will not confine themselves to any fixed or established rules, but will determine, according to what appears to them, the reason and spirit of the Constitution. The opinions of the Supreme Court, whatever they may be, will have the force of law; because there is no power provided in the Constitution that can correct their errors, or control their adjudications. From this court there is no appeal.
This power in the judicial will enable them to mould the government, into almost any shape they please.
This is precisely what is happening and the government that the Supreme Court has decided that we need – or deserve – is socialistic and not capitalistic and certainly not a government that reflects the will of the majority. It was the Supreme Court that decided they had this power of “judicial review” which had this been done by an individual it would have been called a coup.
The Constitution never intended to prevent people from praying in public or in government buildings -- it intended to protect their right to pray. The Supreme Court has unilaterally abolished our right to exercise our religion in public – particularly Christianity. The Court is more liberal when it comes to Devil Worship, Idolatry, or any thing that calls itself religion as long as it doesn’t involve anything written in the Bible. This concept of the “separation of church and state” didn’t exist until 1947 when Justice Black included this in one of his opinions which set a precedent that has led to the current sad state of affairs.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg. The court has unilaterally legalized abortion. It doesn't matter if you are pro-life or pro-choice the fact is that no representative body at either the state or federal level ever passed legislation authorizing abortion. There is no "right to privacy" written into the constitution. This concept was put in place by the Supreme Court who has used it's own precedents to justify protection of criminals among other things.
The list goes on and on but the bottom line in all of this is that the Supreme Court has incrementally seized control of the country and has eliminated any vestige of representative government. What we have is a sham because ultimate power rests with the Supreme Court and they have demonstrated that they act on their 'feelings" rather than the will of the majority.