We live in a global economy, right? But the elites mouthing this mantra haven't shared with the U.S. people the news that globalism not only means open borders for the movement of goods and the migration of peoples, but also textbooks teaching children to be citizens of the world instead of patriots.
Globalism also means bending the U.S. Constitution to conform to the opinions of foreigners who pompously enunciate new laws and new human rights. The utterings of these self-important bureaucrats in the United Nations and Europe could be merely matters for TV humor if it were not that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Steven G. Breyer, Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens take them seriously.
Breyer gleefully told George Stephanopoulos, a former White House adviser during the Clinton administration, on ABC News how the United States is changing "through commerce and through globalization ... (and) through immigration," and that this change is having an impact on the courts. He speculated on "the challenge" of whether our U.S. Constitution "fits into the governing documents of other nations."
Where did he get the idea that the U.S. Constitution should fit into the laws of other nations? If a country can't make its own laws, how can it be a sovereign nation?
In a dissent in Knight vs. Florida, Breyer said it was "useful" to consider court decisions on allowable delays of execution in India, Jamaica and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe, indeed, has had a lot of experience with executions, but it's hardly a country from which we should get guidance about due process.
Kennedy couldn't find language in the U.S. Constitution to justify overturning the Texas sodomy law in Lawrence vs. Texas, so he invoked "other authorities" in "Western civilization," namely, the European Court of Human Rights, which invalidated EU countries' domestic laws proscribing homosexual conduct. Kennedy cited an amicus brief filed by Mary Robinson, former United Nations high commissioner for human rights.
Kennedy wrote, "The right the petitioners seek (to engage in sodomy) has been accepted as an integral part of human freedom in many other countries," and he emphasized the "values we share with a wider civilization." In fact, most other countries do not share American values, and Americans don't want to share theirs.
Reading foreign court decisions no doubt contributed to Kennedy's reliance on "emerging awareness ... in matters pertaining to sex" instead of on the Constitution. Four justices joined in Kennedy's majority decision without distancing themselves from his globalist reasoning or his false recitation of U.S. history of sodomy laws.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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