For Immediate Release: June 12, 2014
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355
Pro-family Group Supports Metcalfe’s and Eichelberger’s Efforts to Reclaim Our State’s Rights
(Harrisburg) — Increasingly voters see unelected judges tossing or rewriting laws which have been passed by their elected legislators — clearly unconstitutional actions. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and State Senator John Eichelberger have introduced resolutions, in their respective chambers, fighting for states’ rights. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for the natural family, applauds their efforts to reclaim what has been stolen from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“On May 20th Judge John Jones III followed in the footsteps of too many of his fellow unelected judges and threw out our legislatively passed Defense of Marriage Act. One can only wonder what law will an unelected judge throw out next? Will one target the First, Second, Third or Sixth Amendment to the Constitution? The balance of power needs to be restored and that is what SR 403 and HR 891 would work towards. We need to reclaim the power given to states in the Tenth Amendment,” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
The Judicial Branch has taken on much more power than our Founding Fathers ever intended it to have. Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution makes it very clear that all legislative power rests within the Congress — period — not within the Judicial Branch. Laws are made under Article 1, not Article III, of the Constitution. Judges and everyone else need to go back and read our Founding Document — the Constitution. That document also makes it clear these judges do not have life-time appointments and lays out the procedure to remove judges who no longer serve in “good behavior.”
“Legislators who have the courage to work toward reestablishing the balance of power — the checks and balances — established by our Founding Fathers will sign onto these resolutions. I’m sure voters will take note of the ones who do not sign on. If this balance is not reestablished, we are no longer a representative republic, but we are ruled by an oligarchy – by a select few who don a black judicial robe and dictate from the bench,” further stated Gramley.
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