Once again on Friday, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court’s liberals against First Amendment religious freedom protections. In a stunning 5-4 ruling against Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in Nevada that echoed a similar ruling in May against a California church, the SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal arguing that churches, synagogues and mosques shouldn’t have to comply with the Democratic Governor’s 50-person limit on worship services to combat COVID-19.

This is blatantly discriminatory against people of faith because it applies only to them. In a blistering dissent, Justice Neil Gorsuch noted that the restriction doesn’t apply to casinos or movie theaters, which could easily be packing in hundreds of people with far fewer health precautions than places of worship are imposing. Not to mention all the anti-police protests for which restrictions never apply, since they’re an exercise of First Amendment rights that liberal officials agree with.

Sen. Ted Cruz sarcastically tweeted that churches should install craps tables; then maybe they’d be allowed to open. My reaction was blunter: I called on Roberts to repent and resign:

Here’s another great commentary by Andrea Widburg on this outrageous ruling that calls it “a constitutional no-brainer.” She writes that “There’s something very wrong at the Supreme Court, and Justice Roberts seems to sit at the heart of the problem.” She adds that the only way to insure a real conservative majority on the Court is to reelect Trump so that he can make more appointments, and if Biden is elected, the “Constitution will be abandoned for the foreseeable future.”

(Ms. Widburg also makes the excellent point that Nevada’s COVID-19 death rate is only 0.02%, with almost all the cases concentrated near Las Vegas, more than 400 miles away from the church. Yet the casinos can open and the church cant’?)

Roberts seems to believe that his job is not to declare unconstitutional laws unconstitutional (it's actually his #1 job), but to find some legal excuse to justify whatever the government does, on the theory that if elected officials did it, then the people must want it. The Bill of Rights does not exist to insure that the government or even the majority always get what they want but to protect the people from their own government. It’s also not a list of rights granted by government until they have a good reason to take them away. It’s a list of God-given rights granted to every American by their Creator that the government has no power to take away.

If Chief Justice Roberts can’t figure out the difference by this stage of his career, then it’s time to find a new career.

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  • Norma Guntle

    07/28/2020 04:19 PM

    It looks like Judge Roberts has become a democrat. I thought they were not to be partial to one party. I really thought he was smarter than that.

  • Alex E Beyer

    07/28/2020 03:52 PM

    ALSO, the majority of people don't want it. The 30% you see on TV or read on facebook and social media, isn't the majority. They're petulant brats living off of someone else's dime be it taxpayers' or daddy's. Democrats haven't ever been for the "DEMO" (People), they're now proving it time and time again, blatantly and violently. When 90% of American Indians said they were cool with the Redskins name, what happened? OH right, the WHITE LEFTISTS told those people that they're too stupid to know what should offend them. Just like they did with Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben's. The majority didn't even make a slavery connection, associated the brand with a good product, didn't care about the history of it. So tired of the minority screwing over the majority.

  • Richard Langner

    07/28/2020 02:08 PM

    I am not a lawyer and I know more about the law than he does!

  • Cynthia McCurdy

    07/28/2020 01:17 PM

    Yes. There is something definitely wrong with the way the court has been acting!

  • Robert Wrucke

    07/28/2020 12:47 PM

    SCOTUS The number one reason why this upcoming election is the most crucial one in many years if not, maybe, ever!

  • keith hollenberg

    07/28/2020 12:37 PM

    I keep hearing he was corupted buy liberals that found out he adopted illegally . He seemed to go against everything he used to believe in til the swamp was getting cleaned . Why now is he against religious liberty?

  • Tim Farr

    07/28/2020 10:04 AM

    Tell these Governor's to go to hell.

  • Jennifer Trombley

    07/28/2020 09:58 AM

    When the judges go against the law makes you wonder what they are protecting of their selfishness... they are supposed to protect our rights and amendments

  • Doris McCaughan

    07/28/2020 08:31 AM

    When did Roberts become such a turncoat? Sad!

  • Debbie Joslin

    07/28/2020 07:46 AM

    Roberts is the perfect affirmation that we the voters did something right when we sent Jeb Bush packing. George W. relied on Jeb’s suggestion for Supreme Court Justice and that is how we ended up with Roberts. The entire Bush family has displayed their ‘new world order’ colors.

  • Vernon Thompson

    07/28/2020 06:54 AM

    A national disgrace!

  • Kathleen Kernstock

    07/28/2020 04:20 AM

    I agree. Roberts is not interpteting the Constitution, He is agreeing with the socialists to re-write it.

  • Alan M Bevin

    07/28/2020 04:07 AM

    Has he turned hard left? Or do the Left have meat to feed the PRESS?

  • Lewis Goodkouski

    07/28/2020 03:36 AM

    I totally agree I fail to see the logic in this discrimination. One looks to the court to rule in fairness and this is blankly not. What is wrong with these people?

  • BLAKE REYKER

    07/28/2020 02:00 AM

    Roberts is obviously a plant, a shill, a rogue agent who falsified who he was to get a position on the SCOTUS. He needs to atone by stepping down. You lied to us Roberts.

  • Robert Simms

    07/28/2020 12:14 AM

    I think Roberts' decisions have something to do with Chuck Schumer's threats toward the Supreme court earlier. We also don't know what threats Roberts received we don't know about that may be in regards to not only him but family his members. Schumer needs to be brought up on charges for those threats he made. He can't say, "sorry I take it back." Our government seems so corrupt it may be beyond repair.

  • Glenda West

    07/27/2020 11:39 PM

    Very disappointed

  • Debra Purtz

    07/27/2020 09:45 PM

    Hope you really did tell him to Repent and Resign! God job sir! I enjoy your show. Blessings!

  • Cathy Dickson

    07/27/2020 09:43 PM

    Absolutely, Chief Justice Roberts should resign! He obviously does NOT understand our Constitutional rights!!! So disappointed!

  • Brigitte Freed

    07/27/2020 09:40 PM

    I never thought Roberts was a conservative, even when Bush first nominated him.
    He always seemed fake to me, but I think even more so now. I also think he's a Never Trump person as well.

  • Marilyn Oest

    07/27/2020 09:36 PM

    Someone obviously has dirt on Robertson

  • Dorla Weeden

    07/27/2020 09:28 PM

    Who has bought him??

  • Robert Foster

    07/27/2020 09:12 PM

    It is time for justice Robert's to step down before the Lord himself removes him. He does need to repent!

  • Janet Resler

    07/27/2020 09:05 PM

    Chief Justice Roberts is wrong & will have to face God for his decision! Casinos & movie theaters & abortion clinics should be included in closures since they are all non essential!

  • Charlotte McCarver

    07/27/2020 08:39 PM

    Resign or impeach the turncoat