The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. What’s the difference?
A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. It’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.
A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that many communist or socialist countries use the term ‘democratic’ in their name – i.e. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Republic in this name just refers to a bordered nation and Democratic refers to the socialist government running it. When East Germany still existed, it was formally known as the German Democratic Republic and like the Congo, Republic only referred to the geographic borders and Democratic referred to the socialist-communist government.
Our Founding Fathers intended for the people to hold most of the power and influence and of the three branches of the federal government, the judiciary was to be the least powerful. However, lately, the judiciary has become the most powerful and influential branch of the federal government. They override the will of the people, the will of Congress and the orders of the President.
Such is the case of U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks, in Austin, Texas.
The majority of Texas voters elected Republicans to the state House and Senate with the mandate to defund Planned Parenthood. Currently, the Texas Senate has 20 republicans to only 11 Democrats and the House is 95 Republicans to only 55 Democrats. Greg Abbott, a staunchly conservative Christian Republican holds the governor’s office after faithfully serving as the state’s Attorney General for 13 years. Since 1987, Texas has only had 1 Democratic governor in Ann Richards who only lasted 4 years. She was followed in 1995 by George W. Bush who was then followed by Rick Perry, who was then followed by Greg Abbott.
Following the will of the people, the Texas legislature voted in 2015 to defund Planned Parenthood, since the voters said they didn’t want their tax dollars going to the abortion giant, regardless of what other services they claim to provide. After the bill to defund Planned Parenthood was signed into law by Gov. Abbott, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit, claiming the new law was unconstitutional.
In his agenda driven ruling, Judge Sparks, once thought to be a conservative who was appointed by President George W. Bush, overturned the law in favor of Planned Parenthood. Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council commented about the ruling handed down by Judge Sparks:
“It may be your money, but that doesn’t mean you can decide how it’s spent! That was the message from U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks to Texans who overwhelmingly voted to strip Planned Parenthood of its hefty Medicaid haul. In a 42-page opinion that read like it was written by Cecile Richards herself, Sparks took unusual offense to the law, insisting that the effort was all based on ‘a secretly recorded video, fake names, a grand jury indictment, [and] congressional investigations’ that sounded more like a ‘best-selling novel’ than a legitimate case’.”
“‘Yet, rather than a villain plotting to take over the world, the subject of this case is the State of Texas’s efforts to expel a group of health care providers from a social health care program for families and individuals with limited resources.’ Insisting that yanking funding for the scandal-plagued group would somehow cause ‘irreparable harm,’ Sparks seemed more concerned with his personal agenda than the facts. If the judge had bothered looking beyond his own bias, he would have realized that low-cost, publicly-funded health centers (where these dollars would be redirected) outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities 20 to one nationwide, care for 23 million Americans, and even provide more health services than the group he’s so desperate to defend. In fact, those community health centers serve 21.1 million individuals per year, nearly eight times more individuals than are served by Planned Parenthood centers.”
When one judge becomes President, Congress, Governor, state legislature and ruler of the people, it’s a clear sign that America is no longer the republic created and established by the Founding Fathers. It also sends out a signal that the majority of the American people no long have a say in their government or how the government spends their hard-earned tax dollars.