Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You. Psalm 89:14 (NASB)
Today is Election Day in Georgia. We are praying for God to continue to raise up godly leaders and justices here, as well as to expose the ungodly and corrupt. God has already been at work here for several years in that He has raised up men like Jody Hice and P. K. Martin to lead us. We need to pray for the reelection of these godly leaders too.
We also have an election for sheriff. Fortunately, both of the candidates for this office seem to be godly men. Justice is the cornerstone of a democracy. These days, when wrong is so often proclaimed as right, and right has become offensive to the populace, it seems the idea of justice has become a mockery. In Kentucky, a woman is jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple when gay marriage wasn’t even legal in the state at the time. How is this possible?
There are several judgeships on the ballot. These worry me most of all because I don’t know anything about any of them, and the ballot doesn’t even tell me if they consider themselves Republicans or Democrats. A few of them have sent around oversized postcard ads, but again even these tell me absolutely nothing about their beliefs or Constitutional stance. Judges are supposed to be above politics. But they’re human, and their value system has a tremendous effect on what constitutes justice in our country.
Supreme Court Justices have the most power. It’s for this reason they’re not elected at all, but appointed for life. The thinking was that because they would never have to run for reelection, they could be free of political pressure and able to deliver fair and honest judgments. Unfortunately, it has also enabled presidents to appoint liberal judges who no longer interpret the law according to the Constitution, but rewrite the law in ways that would make the founding fathers blush in shame. This is how we got stuck with Roe vs. Wade in the first place, and 60 million babies have paid the ultimate price for judicial overreach. It is so important for Mr. Obama not to be allowed to pack the court before leaving office. If he succeeds in this endeavor, all semblance of justice will be lost for the next twenty years.