He's A Law Professor?Oct. 22, 2008
Catching up on some reading today, I finally got to a Richmond Times-Dispatch (click here) article about the news conference more than a dozen pastors held a couple of weeks ago in support of the six Virginia state trooper chaplains who resigned rather than submit to an order to no longer pray in Jesus' name. The article was pretty fair. No complaints there. At least not until the second to last sentence. It was there that out of nowhere a quote from University of Richmond Law Professor Carl Tobias appeared. Here's what was written:
Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, defended Flaherty's prayer decision. He was "simply following the law pronounced by the highest federal court in Virginia," Tobias said. (Emphasis added.)
Since when do courts pronounce law? What body pronounces law in America? I ain't no lawya, but even I know that laws are made when a legislative body passes a bill and an executive signs it. Courts, on the other hand, interpret the law.
So this law professor, who is a media darling by the way, is wrong on two counts: It's not a court's duty to make law. Check your constitution, professor. Furthermore, in democratic republics, no one pronounces anything. Professor Tobias, an outspoken critic of the Marriage Amendment, openly stated what most liberals try to keep on the hush — they try to get what they can't get through elected representative bodies through unelected judges, who "pronounce" from on high what we mere folk don't know, because these elite geniuses know better how to make us live and carry on then we do ourselves. Make sense now? Good.