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Gary Bauer of American Values says he can list a number of justices who have drifted Left – but not one that has gone the other way. Why is that?

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is one of the most obvious examples. In the last two to three years he has completely reversed his stand on some decisions from what he originally said and how he voted previously. That should concern us because the law hasn’t changed. He has.

Senator Ted Cruz had his own opinion. “I actually think much of what is driving it is, I think, John despises Donald Trump,” he told CBN. “I think it’s personal.”

According to that same report, Gary Bauer of American Values “hopes Sen. Cruz is wrong but says it’s as good an explanation as any other for the bizarre drift of Justice Roberts.”

“‘It would be a terrible comment about Chief Justice Roberts if he was making decisions based on a personal dislike of President Trump,’ Bauer observed, “and, of course, the worrisome thing would be if there are disputes related to the election.’”

As we know, there were disputes related to the election. After numerous state courts abdicated their role to review the evidence of election irregularities, they passed their duty to the highest court in the land. With the recent appointments of conservative justices Kavanaugh and Barrett, conservative voters were hopeful the evidence would finally be reviewed. Since the issue affects every American citizen and all future elections, it is shocking that it was turned down without review. Even more surprising was that these two recently appointed conservative justices sided with liberal justices without explanation.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a forceful rebuke in his dissent. “One wonders what the Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us. I respectfully dissent,” Thomas stated as he voiced the same question most conservative voters also ask.

You can send a message to thanks to Justice Thomas–click HERE and follow the prompts.

Their refusal to consider this important case stirs the question: Is there any hope for justice in America? And why are we seeing a pattern of Republican-appointed justices voting with the  liberal bloc of the Court?

There are several reasons which I will outline: the Greenhouse Effect, the Whitehouse Effect and who is shaping what the justices receive.

The Greenhouse Effect received its name from former New York Times legal reporter Linda Greenhouse. In 1992, Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals described Greenhouse’s impact on the High Court.

According to the Wall Street Journal article, “She applied a carrot-and-stick approach to the Justices in her coverage of Court decisions depending on whether they pleased or offended her political preferences. Justices are human and want to be admired, and over time the Greenhouse Effect influenced John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy to move left.”

Although Greenhouse is no longer at the New York Times, the effect remains in place as liberal mainstream media outlets lend the weight of approval through the articles they publish. They work to shift public opinion and to applaud justices who lean Left.

Then there is the more recent Whitehouse Effect. In August 2019, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse signed and filed an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court that threatened the Justices with future court-packing if they didn’t vote his way on a 2nd Amendment case.

We see that threatened restructuring now underway. Under the Biden administration, the nine-member, conservative majority court may undergo radical change if they “pack the court” and shift the balance. By adding a provision to add new members, it allows the current Administration to appoint new justices, all with liberal judicial views in step with the progressive agenda.

It was announced almost immediately after Biden took office that a special commission was being put together which would make good on the Democrat Party goal of unmaking the conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

“The President remains committed to an expert study of the role and debate over reform of the court and will have more to say in the coming weeks,” a White House statement on the creation of the commission read.

The commission plans to share their report in 180 days which projects that the Democrat-led commission may add as many as six new liberal justices.

Yet perhaps our greatest concern should be who is shaping the information that the Supreme Court Justices actually receive. Due to the high number of cases sent to the Supreme Court each year, there is no way the justices can read every single case. As a result, each justice has between four to six clerks, usually 20-30 year old recent law school graduates, to assist in this endeavor. The concern is when we realize that all have graduated from Left-leaning schools.

It is the clerks who are first given the cases to read and summarize for the justices. At this stage, because the case would first go through the clerk’s political filter, their summary could cause a justice to either take or reject a case—or frame how they will respond. When first appointed, Justice Kavanaugh said he would read his own cases to avoid this conflict. This is likely one reason Justice Thomas tries to hire clerks from a more diverse group of law schools than just the Ivy Leagues. You can learn more about this from the wonderful documentary about his life–Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.

What is the Role of the Supreme Court Justices?

Former Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative justice appointed by Ronald Reagan, often reminded the Court they were to interpret the law, not make it. He was one of the strongest proponents of the Constitution to uphold the laws based on how it was written, not to revise it as we have seen happen in recent years. On the other hand, liberal-leaning justices feel their job is to interpret the Constitution not as it was written, but how they feel it applies to society today.

The Federalist Society wrote their concern about the proper role of a judge, “To let judges proclaim that the law means what it ought to mean, rather than what it says, is not only unconstitutional but also unwise.  Justice Scalia challenged those who argued that the courts, especially the Supreme Court, should revise (that is, change) the Constitution to keep it up to date as a “living” document.  Why, as a matter of institutional competence, would we entrust the Supreme Court with keeping the Constitution up to date?”

The action to make the Constitution a changeable/living document was defended in a Huffington Post article which reveals the liberal mindset that judges shouldn’t apply the Constitution as the foundation for their decisions, but they must apply “empathy” to it. That means to reinterpret the laws as they feel decisions should be made and applied to 21st century issues.

According to the article, “This does not mean judges are free to make up the law as they go along. But it does mean that constitutional law is not a mechanical exercise of just ‘applying the law.’”

Does that last statement sound like backpeddling? Because it is. It suggests we throw out the law to embrace empathy and any perceived changes deemed necessary because we are now in the 21st century. But doesn’t that invalidate the purpose of the law?

It does.

Remember, the Supreme Court isn’t to make laws…it is to support and uphold the law. According to US Courts.gov, “As the highest court in the land, it is the court of last resort for those looking for justice. Due to its power of judicial review, it plays an essential role in ensuring that each branch of government recognizes the limits of its own power. Third, it protects civil rights and liberties by striking down laws that violate the Constitution. Finally, it is to set appropriate limits on democratic government by ensuring that popular majorities cannot pass laws that harm and/or take undue advantage of unpopular minorities. In essence, it serves to ensure that the changing views of a majority do not undermine the fundamental values common to all Americans, i.e., freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and due process of law.”

Sadly, that isn’t what has been happening. If it were, the Court would have reviewed the evidence regarding the election, which impacts the rights of every American citizen?  And why did several of the conservative justices defer to liberals rather than to the law?

Perhaps another reason conservative judges vote liberal is because of threats made to those who don’t toe the liberal line. For example, last year, Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY-D) threatened conservative Supreme Court justices when the Supreme Court was considering a case regarding abortion rights: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer was not disciplined or reprimanded. He later denied this was a threat. But the words speak for themselves as does the passion in which they were spoken.

Why do Republican-appointed justices drift to liberal decisions? I have proposed some reasons why. Clearly, Supreme Court justices face pressures of all kinds, some we know and some we have no way of knowing. What do we know is that the pressures are real and our prayers are desperately needed.

 

Lord, we ask for wisdom, righteousness, and justice in our land. We pray for our Supreme Court justices, all federal judges, and all justices and judges in state courts. We pray that they will make judgments with wisdom, according to the law, not based on their own determinations. We pray that the rewriting of laws would stop. We pray that legislating from the bench would stop. We pray that re-interpreting the Constitution would stop. We pray for protection for judges and justices, that threats of violence would be exposed and dealt with accordingly. We pray for judges and justices to have the courage to do what is right and just.

 We ask that You would restore our judges and leaders as in days of old, our rulers as at the beginning (Is 1:26) and that they would rule according to the Constitution. Lord, You see how they are working to change the rules once again to pack the Courts and gain control. We ask for Your intervention so that justice can again prevail.

How are you led to pray for the Supreme Court? Share in the comments . . .

Karen Hardin is the author “INFECTED: How to Stop the Global Spread of Rage, Deception and Insanity” To order click here. She is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors for America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. She is also co-founder of the City-by-City prayer movement to save our nation. For additional information on her ministry, business or to sign up for her prophetic blog go to: www.karenhardin.com or you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org.

 

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Beverly Patterson
August 12, 2021

Father God, the Church of Jesus Christ has allowed sin to reign in our nation, we have let down our standard as your people, Father I seek forgiveness of not taking authority over the evil, which has come into our land, we cry out for your mercy as we repent of our evil ways. I pray that our governing bodies National, State and local that they will hear your voice and be leaders which will put a stop of all evil rule, and go back to leading according to your Word. I pray for all the Judges to have a heart for a free and Godly Nation, Lord purify their hearts and bind up all lies from Satan, I pray in Jesus name amen.

Sylvia
March 14, 2021

I believe good men and women go to Washington with good intentions, but when they get under that demonic stronghold, if they are not strong in the Lord and fully committed to His Lordship, they will buckle under that pressure mentioned in this article.

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Sheila
March 8, 2021

Recently, Prophetic voices have said that certain SCOTUS judges have had theirs or their family’s lives threatened with death. We need to seriously pray about the grip this evil has on the highest court in our country.

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    Jamie
    March 18, 2021

    The justices that have not been aligning with the conservative mob have had their lives threatened and require additional security. We must repent and seek Christ for how we have been lead astray. Many of us have become tools of Satan.

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Sue Ellen
March 8, 2021

What? The justices have not been changing? All that needs to be done is consistently read their judicial opinions. Consider that maybe what has been happening is the charismatic right is resorting to more and more totalitarian movements in some right wing fringe groups and and it easily explains why conservative initiatives in the court are dying more rapidly in recent years. It’s because they were not constitutional in the first place.

As Christian’s, we are not supposed to be shaping the laws of the land, we are meant to shape the land through our actions. Really, I am shocked at the call to totalitarianism that I am seeing more and more often in the Christian community.

And if Clarence Thomas is your poster child for the supreme court then maybe reevaluate your values.

As Christians we need to ask ourselves if everyone is really working against us, or did we buy into extremism disguised as Christianity?

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Ellen Rogers
March 8, 2021

It was Justice Clarence Thomas (not Roberts) who wrote the dissent when the supreme court refused a case regarding fraud, corruption in the 2020 presidential election.

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Debbie Johnson
March 8, 2021

For some time now especially during Kavanaugh and ACB nominations, I have also been praying for the Supreme Court to have deep conviction of heart soul, mind and to do justice noting they are accountable to the Lord discernment accordingly. I Pray that men rule but God over rules and He will have His way; for them to remember that their eternity is at stake for meddling in the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, rule of law and that all Americans have already been given their rights according to the constitution Declaring the Lord God Almighty would prevail and cause them to see what a stench it is in the nostrils of God to usurp His ultimate authority. I pray for extreme embarrassment and shame to come on them for dismantling our only guidelines for peace and continued liberty for all in the USA. Woe unto you evil doers who practice evil and put evil upon others for your recognition and monetary gain Woe …..Repent

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Amber Guillen
March 8, 2021

Amen Karen. Thank you for clearly identifying the issue and possible causes of this disturbing trend. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surround these justices and judges with conviction and the reality of His truth.

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David McIntosh
March 7, 2021

I think it is schooling. Some school material is quite corrupt. There is something going on in the schools. Antichrist anticonstitution.

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Mike
March 7, 2021

Lord we pray that you would enlarge Justice Roberts heart that his eyes will be illuminated to return to the basic principles of the rule of law & simple truths that are written in the founding documents of our nation. In Yeshua Mesiahs name! Amen!

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De
March 7, 2021

WHY DO REPUBLICAN-APPOINTED JUSTICES BECOME LIBERAL?

The answer is very simple.
The democrats will dig around for dirt on the republican appointed justices, and based on what kind of dirt they dig up they will use that to blackmail them. And yes, some do not care for President Trump but that’s not the main reason. At this point and time, since the military has control, I think they should go ahead and clean up the Supreme Court and the whole government plus the governors of the states that are locked down. Plain oppression and destroying the states and livelihoods. For what…. power, control, to sell us out to CCP and more money to line their pockets.
…….. JUST SAYING.

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Ann
March 6, 2021

I pray the conservative judges on the Supreme Court will fulfill their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and be reminded by the Holy Spirit of their pledge, So help me, God. God does not look likely on oaths taken in His name. Our nation is being ravaged by wasting diseases and plagues because we forget who we are accounted to.

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Yvonne Pendleton
March 6, 2021

Every man does what is righ in his eyes. Nothing new here. Still need to be informed. God will not be stopped. We just have to wait on him& do battle as he shows us.

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Diane B Gittin
March 6, 2021

I pray that any SCOTUS who is compromised will be revealed and impeached asap!

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Victoria
March 6, 2021

Father in the name of Jesus i agree with Karin Harden’s prayer, and am thankful for the christian watchmen who assemble information for us like this article has so that we can pray. Father i echo Karin’s prayer, the conservatives are in a shark tank with the liberals and the media. Father i pray that you strengthen them to Hear YOUR leading and to vote accordingly, and to shake off the dust confidently knowing that YOU have their back, that they would value the opinion & mandates of God above those of men. Keep them from temptation and deliver them from all satanic evil influences in government that surround them that they may expose it all! Raise up new conservatives and Dramatically save the current left ones! Father NOTHING and NO ONE is impossible for you to reach, to touch, to change, in jesus name we thank you for that!!

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    Sandra
    March 6, 2021

    John roberts may have always been a liberal plant. These people are crafty. The agenda has been a carefully guarded plan over many decades. The American people have removed the lord and have sought entertainment and all that goes with it while Satan has been slowly eating away the American family with drugs alcohol and all manner of ungodlyness for his own plan to destroy all that Jesus stands for. There is no hope in our young people the are hungry for something that we have not given them. The truth. God is still alive and he loves us. It’s heart breaking to see what we are becoming. Our dream can be restored if we turn back to him. I feel a great surge of light coming through we just have to keep in the word and act to get the demons back in their demonic dens and keep them there with his holy word. We will be the victors. We are his people. Jesus help us endure

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Katherine Hackett
March 6, 2021

Lord Jesus we come to You as our Creator and the Ultimate Judge. Move on the hearts of these Justices to fulfill their Role. May the fear of the Lord be greater than the fear of Man. You alone are the Only Just Judge. Before You men Raise and Fall. Show them that eventually they will stand before You and account for every decision they have rendered. We appeal to You according to Daniel 7:21,22.
The Horn was waging War against the Saints and overpowering them until the Ancient of days sat down on the Throne and judgement was passed in favor of the Saints. Our hope is in You alone.

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    Victoria
    March 6, 2021

    I love and agree with the scripture you havE brought forth here! thank you!

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Cole
March 6, 2021

Lord, You alone can turn a person’s heart. We pray that You would work on the hearts of the members of SCOTUS 24/7 to instill the fear & fact that they WILL answer for everything they do or fail to do in their appointed roles.
We ask that no matter what decision the appointed commission recommends, we pray that court packing will fail and that legislators from both sides of our nation would uphold the present number of judges. Additionally, we pray that any legislators would be exposed publicly if they are utilizing the commission for the sole purpose of manipulation to increase their power and control. In Jesus name amen.

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Cherie
March 6, 2021

Great article! All valid reasons for the conservative judges to now lean left. If you or your family were threatened with death, wouldn’t you do anything to preserve their lives? We can add one more reason for the conservative judges, that we prayed so hard for, to turn left-leaning and that is the influence of Lucifer himself. “Lucifer is the current “prince” over this nation. God’s government is established through service and humility. Satan’s government is established through manipulation and pride. Satan’s role over the nations is to stir and raise up whatever would defeat the purposes of God on earth. Such as: working to destroy Israel, working to destroy the next generation (abortion, wars, plagues), working to destroy Christians, working to suppress women or release Jezebels, working to pervert sexual mores (homosexuality, adultery, etc.) Is 14:12-16″ taken from Johnny Enlow’s book “The Seven Mountain Prophesy.”

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Evelyn
March 6, 2021

Its sad that these justices have gone so left. It’s awful that threats and fear causes injustice. However God is the ultimate judge and they will have to answer to Him for any decisions they have made.

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Annie Rapiere
March 6, 2021

I understand that Justice Roberts did not like President Trump. But what about the decisions he made prior to Trump becoming President. Example – What about the LGBT marriage act??? He was liberal way before Trump became president.

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Hillary
March 6, 2021

I am fairly new to IFA, and rarely leave a comment. But I was deeply convicted today that I have not personally passionately interceded for SCOTUS except during appointment hearings or right before decisions are expected. I am sorry particularly since I went to law school. I know how murky the law itself can be, let alone the pressures that power can bring to bear. I have made a commitment today to pray regularly and specifically as Holy Spirit leads for the judiciary from local to the highest court and all who influence or advise them.
Be patient yet persistent with me, Lord, as I pray to give voice to Your blessing, wisdom, and direction to the men and women who make these weightiest of decisions that literally affect all our lives. In Jesus’ all-wise Name.

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    Kris
    March 6, 2021

    Thank you for being a part of the IFA community! We are all learning how we can be more effective in our intercession. You are among friends with grace.

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Jim Reed
March 6, 2021

Please pray for a revival and/or A Great Awakening in the U.S.A. by the grace of God Almighty. Amen. This is our only hope. Amen again.

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David Scott
March 6, 2021

In 1962 the FBI director got me started investigating communists in the federal government. In 1973 I started learning how communism has its roots in satanism due to the influence of the Illuminati. Since 1932 we’ve had 7 satanists in the White House, 5 of whom were Democrats. The 2 Republicans were members of another satanist cult called Skull & Bones. Trump is the first president since 1988, who was not a satanist. All of the judges, who shifted to the left after their appointments, were put into those positions by traitor presidents. Roberts, for example, was appointed by Skull & Bones Bush. While I didn’t find any evidence that Reagan was into satanism, I did find proof that he was into the occult. He lied when he said it was only his wife, who consulted astrologers. When he was governor of CA, he regularly consulted an astrologer named Carol Richter. He paid another astrologer named Joyce Jillson $1,500 to choose his running mate in 1980. She chose Skull & Bones Bush. How I discovered that Jimmy Carter was also a satanist is too involved to explain in this brief space. Whenever a decent person is appointed as a judge, it is only to make the scoundrels appear good. However, they won’t appoint enough good judges to change their desired outcome in liberty-destroying cases.

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Lynek
March 6, 2021

I agree with those who believe that the conservative justices have been systematically intimidated by the left. The recent justices are young with children at home, and I believe the evil on the left is not above using mob tactics to frighten even the Supreme Court. The court is completely compromised. I think God has been waiting to act until man’s resources are exhausted so there is no doubt who is saving our nation! Take heart. God’s purpose for America will be fulfilled!

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    Maida
    March 6, 2021

    Makes me wonder how God might have shown up if they had boldly trusted Him as Daniel did in the lion’s den. Also wonder why anyone of character and integrity in the House and Senate has not stepped up to chide those who threaten. Again, anyone with faith in God must understand that our government system has become a ‘lion’s den’ and be willing to put themselves on the line for truth. Few seemingly have this courage, but light makes known the darkness and without making it known, it won’t be dispelled. It’s perhaps easy for me to say because at the moment I’m not being personally threatened, but our day may be coming, we must be prepared to stand!

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Nancy Buck
March 6, 2021

John Roberts is such a huge disappointment! Your suggestion he hated President Trump certainly may be valid but doesn’t answer why he covered for Obama regarding Obama Care? Any thoughts?

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    Karen Hardin
    March 6, 2021

    There are reports about the adoption of his kids that have given them leverage over him for years.

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      Maida
      March 6, 2021

      Someone was just telling me about that yesterday! If true, what must be his daily shame at how he has been conducting himself on behalf of the American people, I cannot imagine, unless he has none.

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Ethel L Ward
March 6, 2021

Claim the promises of God. Psalm 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.

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Cheryl
March 6, 2021

They don’t just wake up and decide 🤔 I think I’ll be liberal now.
They are being blackmailed and threatened along with their families.

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LYLE HAMRICK
March 6, 2021

What a shame, 2850 “intercessors” have read this article and only 37 have shared it.What’s the matter,are we ashamed of what we read and are supposed to be praying for or just too lazy to press the keys to share?

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Sharon
March 6, 2021

Shouldn’t that be Clarence Thomas and not Clarence Roberts?

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    Sandy
    March 6, 2021

    I do not know what you mean. Could you explain please.

      Preston Lewis
      March 6, 2021

      Inadvertent typo at the start of the seventh paragraph where you wrote, “Justice Clarence Roberts wrote a forceful rebuke in his dissent.”

        Karen Hardin
        March 7, 2021

        Yikes! Thanks for pointing that out! How did we miss that?

    Joyce
    March 6, 2021

    Yes, should be Clarence Thomas in paragraph #7.

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Carrie Rusch
March 6, 2021

WE fought so hard for certain justices, then they turned their backs on us. I pray for their safety. It appears to me that they are being “threatened”. It’s the only logical answer I can come up with. I pray for their safety. Also, I pray that they can be strong, like so many examples in the Bible. It’s going to take some bravery on their part to do the job we sent them there to do. May God have mercy on them!

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    Sharon Scott
    March 6, 2021

    Yes. It seems they have all given way to cowardice. And revelations 2:8 lists cowardly people FIRST in the list of those who will be thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur!!!
    Yet I wonder how I would respond, if everyone I knew and loved were threatened by extinction if I took a stand like they should be doing…..
    Father God, I ask that you would give every judge on every court wisdom, and extreme courage, to stand up and do what is right. Impel them to uphold the constitution at every level. And raise up the citizens and legislatures to support the courageous judges….in Jesus’ name.

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