WHO GAVE YOU THIS POWER?! – thefitparentsrights
I have a real problem with Justice Antonin Scalia– as should every fit parent in America-telling a group of first year law students, that he- or any other justice for that matter-actually has the power to decide when and if a fundamental liberty interest will come to an end. All I want to know is, WHO GAVE THESE JUSTICES THIS POWER?
The “liberty” of the parent was defined in Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 399 (1923) as having the right to establish a home [for] and direct the upbringing of one’s children. This interpretation, eons before he planted a single butt-cheek on his panel seat, was based on the “concept of ordered liberty”-Washington v. Glucksberg, 117 S.Ct. 2258, 2268, 521 U.S. 702, 720-21 (U.S.Wash.,1997)- as in a right so valued by the PEOPLE, that without it, “NEITHER LIBERTY NOR JUSTICE WOULD EXIST“.
I don’t remember getting a survey in the mail or a phone call from Justice Scalia, asking me whether or not I still regarded my right as a natural, fit parent to raise and nurture my own children, as fundamental. Did he consult with any of you?
Where does this Court get the notion, that while collecting the the People’s tax dollars- whom contrary to what they might believe, they actually work for- that it can make arbitrary decisions, repugnant to what the People regard as essential, to sustain ordered liberty and justice, or to the precedent that thoroughly commands the process due to a parent, before a state may infringe his or her fundamental liberty interest? Every fit parent in America should be highly concerned.