The Hypocrisy of Krytocracy
Posted by iusbvision on February 18, 2006
Krytocracy, or the rule by judges is where we are headed if we do not stop judges from legislating from the bench. On November 30 of last year, Judge David S. Hamilton of U.S. Federal Court ruled that the name of Jesus Christ cannot be spoken during prayers given at the opening sessions of the Indiana House of Representatives. Any other religious figure is acceptable, just not the Christian God. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of attacks by the ACLU on Christianity.
So what about separation of church and state? The idea of a separation of church and state is not found in the United States Constitution. However the phrase “the church is separated from the state and the school from the church” is in article 52 of the former Soviet Union’s constitution.
However, this scenario is not a matter of separation of church and state, but rather a matter of separation of powers. This is a clear-cut case of the judicial branch imposing on the sovereignty of the legislative branch. A judge cannot tell the speaker of the house how to conduct his meetings any more than a senator can tell a judge how long he must deliberate in his chambers when deciding the guilt or innocence of a defendant. We have the doctrine of separation of powers in order to keep one branch of the government from taking full control over the lives of the American people.
For years, activist judges have made one ruling after another making law on their own rather than allowing the people to elect officials who will in turn create legislation. When judges such as David Hamilton disagree with the law of the land they simply create their own law from the bench. How is this any different from vigilantism?
If you think the church and the state must be completely separate, let me ask you these two questions. How many of you want the state to deny pastors the ability to endorse political candidates from the pulpit? Secondly, how many of you want the state to start taxing the income of churches?