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Obama appoints "anti-Jesus" jurist to
the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals
On a 59 to 39 vote, the US Senate confirmed the nomination of US District Court Judge David Hamilton of the US District Court of Southern Indiana to the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. Earlier that week the far-left controlled US Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a move by Sen. Jeff Sessions [R-AL] to block the consideration of Hamilton for the appellate court seat. Hamilton is a nephew of former Congressman Lee Hamilton [D-IN]. Lee Hamilton served as vice-Chairman of the 9-11 Commission.

David Hamilton, who interned as a law clerk for Judge Richard Cuhahy of the 7th Circuit in 1983-84 after graduating from Yale Law School in 1983, became an associate at the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg until 1994. With absolutely no judicial experience, then President Bill Clinton appointed Hamilton to the federal bench. Hamilton is now known as the anti-Jesus judge. In 2005 Hamilton ruled that the Indiana legislature could not begin its sessions with prayer in which Christian invocations that used the name "Jesus Christ" or even sectarian terms like "Savior" were used. However, prayers which use the words "Allah," "Gott," "Theos" or "Elohim," were acceptable. In other words, only the name "Jesus Christ" was banned. In his decision, Hamilton wrote: "All are free to pray as they wish in their own houses of worship or in other settings. Those who wish to participate in the practice of official prayer must be willing to stay within constitutional bounds."

Hamilton, like the rest of the federal judiciary and, by extension, the State judiciaries, has ignored the uniqueness of the language of the 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment is supposed to protect us from the over-reaching arm of the federal government with respect to our right of free speech, the right of the media to report the sins of government without fear of retribution and our right to practice our religious liberty without any interference from government. If you have not read the 1st Amendment lately, take a moment now and read it. Unlike any of other freedoms detailed in the Bill of Rights, the 1st Amendment begins with a prohibition. Congress, and by extension, the federal courts whose decisions become codified law when rendered, are prohibited from making any laws (or rulings) that interfere with the free exercise of religion. The 1st Amendment says: "Congress shall make no laws respecting any establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." [i.e., the paper or electronic press although the Roosevelt Administration in 1935 drew a distinction between newspapers, radio and television and now regulates all electronic forms of media when they are prohibited by the Constitution from doing so] "...or the rights of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The 1st Amendment is the only amendment that comes with a prohibition which mandates that the federal government has no right to intrude. The 14th Amendment passed that prohibition on to the States. Neither has the authority to interfere with praying in the name of Jesus Christ. Any lawmaker or judge who even suggests they have that "politically-correct" right because someone might be offended by the Word of God, needs to be removed from office immediately. Too bad the American people don't know what's in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

And, too bad Judge Hamilton doesn't, either. The Constitution of the United States is written in simple, straightforward words that anyone who can read a third grade primer should be able to legally understand. In words even a lawyer should be able to understand without tripping over them, the 1st Amendment to the Constitution says: "hands off!" The Founding Fathers carefully crafted into the Constitution an amendment that specifically denies the States or the federal government any power to reinterpret what it says, or to make any laws or edicts that in any way interfere with the inherent rights of people—particularly Christian people—to worship as they please, when they please, and where they please without interference from those who disagree with their religious beliefs, or from local, county, State or federal governments or courts. The 1st Amendment is so sacrosanct that it is the only amendment which states that no governing authority may alter it.

While the 1st Amendment specifies "Congress," law is also "written" by the courts which spent 90% of their time changing the meaning and intent of existing law. When the decisions of the federal court system are rendered and upheld, new law is being written on the bench. The 1st Amendment says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." Sixteen words don't require a legal scholar to interpret them. The 1st Amendment begins with a declaration meant for all time. Our right to practice our religious faith is sacrosanct. So is our right of free speech. When Hamilton rendered his decision in 2005, the Republican-controlled House and Senate should have impeached him and removed him from the bench for arrogantly violating the prohibition clause of the 1st Amendment.

Judge Hamilton's father, Richard Hamilton, was pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis for many years. Was he a "Jesus-thumper" at home? Only David Hamilton can answer that question. What is most strange about Hamilton's judicial philosophy is that some of his other judicial decisions on the District Court were very moral and ethical—not the type of judicial decision you would expect from a judge who could so blatantly violate the Constitution's prohibition against violating the religious rights of the citizens of the United States. In American Amusement Association v Coffey, Hamilton held that the 1st Amendment did not prevent the City of Indianapolis from requiring parental consent for children to gain access to video games containing explicit sexual content or extreme violence. (His decision was overturned by the 7th Circuit Court.) In another case, upheld by the 7th Circuit, Hamilton sentenced a child pornographer to 100 years in prison.

Aside from the Holy Bible, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the most unique documents ever written. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights provides the American people with rights possessed by no other people in no other nation on Earth. As long as this document, and the Bill of Rights, exists, tyrants are hard-pressed to steal our liberty. If we continue to allow petty congressional tyrants to steal liberty, one bite at a time, we will awaken one morning and find we are serfs, chained to the whims of the Utopians who are very close to achieving their one world order.

On Oct. 12, 2004, then National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre debated the George Soros-funded International Action Network of Small Arms CEO Rebecca Peters, England's leading advocate of global disarmament. In his opening statement, LaPierre told Peters, "If you can't bring yourself to respect the Bill of Rights, at least keep your hands off it. The Bill of Rights is what makes America the freest nation on Earth."

With respect to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Peters replied that she "...favors global standards." She quoted George Orwell's "Animal Farm," citing a phrase in the book which says "...all animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others. Mr. LaPierre," she said, "would say that Americans are created even more equal. No. Americans are people just like everyone else on Earth. They should abide by the same rules as everyone else...American citizens should not be exempt from the rules that apply to the rest of the world." Peters concluded that the Bill of Rights should be repealed because, she said, Americans should not have rights not possessed by everyone else in the world.

I mentioned Peters remark because it is part of a global strategy to dilute the Constitution and, specifically, the Bill of Rights by getting federal and State court judges to incorporate international court decisions into their decisions, thereby codifying international law into the US Code by merging the the 1st Amendment with Articles 18 and 19 of the UN International Covenant on Human Rights. It is this coupling with a UN decree that now makes judges think t the Covenant on Human Rights decrees: "Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations that are prescribed by law." Since Muslims and Jews object to references of Jesus Christ, the federal judiciary simply erased the use of Jesus' name as a right protected by the 1st Amendment even though the 1st Amendment says no one can infringe on that right.

By the way, British citizen Rebecca Peters, who led the attacks in England and Australia that resulted in the gun bans in those countries, is now part of the Obama Administration. Peters and Gun Czar John Podesta head Obama's efforts to repeal the 2nd Amendment—or sidestep it, or simply ignore the 2nd Amendment and legislate guns out of existence by attacking not the gun owner but the manufacturers and sellers of firearms. Once the American people are disarmed, world government will happen within 90 days.

Judicial appointments like 'anti-Jesus" jurists like David Hamilton to an appellate level US federal court, or the hiring of a George Soros-funded British citizen as a presidential advisor on outlawing guns in America are warning flags that this nation is in serious danger. The people of the United States need to get off their butts, stay off their butts, get politically-involved and take their country back. Congress and the White House are full of watermelons. We need to start clearing the watermelon fields in order to plant the types of crops that grow America, not empower the social progressives [ie., communists] who are attempting to steal the nation and the world.




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