The Oligarchs’ War Against the People Goes Into Hyper Drive With Manafort, Cohen Convictions, Hunter Indictment

As of yesterday, no reasonable person should remain convinced that the People control America. Three different activists were the targets of severe legal persecution solely because of their support for President Trump.

One of three – the President’s ex-campaign chair, Paul Manafort – was convicted of a series of felonies that amount to child’s play compared to the sins of the insider-trading-bastards who fill the halls of Congress. What gives? He dared help elect a populist to the presidency.

Also yesterday, Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, copped a plea to a series of felonies. He “confessed” – under threat of extensive jail time – that he conspired to assist then-candidate Donald Trump in committing criminal campaign finance violations. Of course, the pay-offs he pled guilty to were nothing close to the criminal actions of the Establishment in numerous US elections, including mine in Alaska where federal contractors actually used millions of federal dollars to actively campaign against me and reelect (by fraud) one of the Establishment’s favorite senators, Lisa Murkowski. In fact, numerous felonies were committed for Murkowski to retain her seat in the Senate. But, as we all know, normally only those who fight for the People get prosecuted.

And just when you thought yesterday’s news couldn’t get any worse, the MSM blasts out the indictment of Duncan Hunter. Hunter, one of the first Congressmen to endorse candidate Trump, was not-so-surprisingly also indicted for campaign finance violations. The Congressman – probably the poorest member of Congress and certainly one of the more outspoken ones – supposedly used campaign donations to pay his personal expenses, according to a federal informant. He may end up joining Congressman Steve Stockman later this year in the federal pen. Steve was convicted of similar violations after he spoke out against Obama and then had the nerve(!) to run against Establishment-pawn John Cornyn in Texas.

We the People must wake up to what’s going on in America. From shutting down our speech on social media, to prosecuting those of us who’d dare help elect someone who confronts the oligarchs, the pattern is undeniable: do anything to restore liberty and prepare to be squashed.

And never forget: the People do not control their government. Call it the Oligarchs, the Deep State, the Establishment, or whatever, it’s something other than us. It’s time to wake up and prepare to defend your liberties.

Why I Believe in the Resurrected Christ

In our “enlightened” scientific era, many people express disdain for a belief system founded on a Man who was raised from the dead. This is especially true of younger generations in this country whose lack of faith has reached an all-time high.

Why have many younger Americans rejected Christianity? There are a number of factors ranging from near-consistent negative portrayals of Christians in Hollywood to an educational system hostile to faith. Science seems to hold all the answers.

Not so fast, I say. What if this Man who claimed to be the exclusive “Way, the Truth, and the Life” was brutally crucified and then miraculously raised from the dead days later? That wouldn’t fit very well with the secularists’ worldview, would it? But the evidence surrounding His resurrection is, as a judge might put it, “beyond all reasonable doubt.”

My family and I were privileged to visit the Holy Land a few years ago. Before arriving in Israel, we stopped at the Vatican just several days after Pope Benedict XVI resigned. We visited the final resting place of Peter’s bones, interred after his upside down crucifixion for refusing to deny Christ.

Of course, it wasn’t just Peter who died a terrible death rather than denying Christ; it was also all but one of his fellow apostles who were direct witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection. According to several accounts, Thomas died after being speared; Matthew was killed by a sword; James (the lesser) was thrown off the temple in Jerusalem and then clubbed to death; the other James was killed by a sword; Andrew was bound to a cross; Bartholomew was beaten and beheaded; Jude, Philip, and Simon were all crucified; Mark died after being drug by horses; and Luke was hung.

The apostles all claimed they saw Jesus resurrected after His brutal scourging and crucifixion. Paul, a Jewish Roman citizen who viciously persecuted Christians before his radical transformation by Christ on the road to Damascus had this to say:

And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. 1 Cor. 15:14-15 NLT

After Christ’s resurrection, these apostles moved rapidly throughout the world, spreading the Gospel like wildfire from India to Africa and throughout Europe. Then, rather than denying Jesus, they each suffered horrific deaths, the ultimate proof of what they had seen.

Eyewitness testimony like this is ironclad. But it’s not just the apostles’ dying declarations that allow us to put our faith in Christ’s resurrection; it’s the power of the Resurrection working within us, changing our hearts, and moving us forward in His will, no matter the cost.

Joe Miller Asked to Host Nationally Syndicated Radio Show

Joe Miller was asked this past week to host a nationally syndicated radio program by a network with several hundred stations (see the last two paragraphs for how you can help). The broadcast markets will include New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix-Prescott, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, St. Louis, Medford-Klamath Falls, Pittsburgh, Cleveland-Akron, Birmingham- Tuscaloosa, Oklahoma City, Albany-Troy, Knoxville, South Bend, Portland-Auburn, Mobile-Pensacola, Reno, Jackson, Gulfport-Biloxi, Traverse City-Cadillac, South Bend, Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Rochester, and others.

As many of you know, Joe hosted a radio show in Anchorage after the 2010 race until running again for U.S. Senate in the next cycle. His successful show included prominent guests and hard-core anti-Establishment content, some of which can be heard HERE.

Since running for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller has returned to the practice of law, content with being out of the public eye. But he and Kathleen have always felt called to impact their state and nation for good. We live in turbulent times, with a dominant media controlled almost entirely by forces intent on destroying our Constitutional Republic.

The social media giants – both Facebook and Twitter – as well as Google, have been waging war against Joe and other patriots, trying to kill their efforts to Restore Liberty. If Joe chooses to accept the radio show offer, his message will directly challenge the RINO’s, oligarchs, and others who are enemies of freedom, reaching millions of listeners. Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Google execs, and others will be powerless to stop it.

Joe’s program would broadcast throughout the nation, three-hours per day. Like other syndicated hosts, Joe will be responsible for bringing in sponsors for the program. For him to accept and meet costs, he must find sponsors for the show. Full show sponsors would have a live daily read by Joe, potentially reaching millions of listeners. At a minimum, the show requires six full monthly sponsors to move forward. Sponsorships start at $500 per month, with a 12-month commitment. A decision must be made by next Friday. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

If you simply wish to contribute to the radio effort, but not sponsor, please donate HERE, and email [email protected] requesting that the donation be included in the funding for the show. If sufficient funding is not reached, such donations will be dedicated to Restoring Liberty’s ongoing website/Internet efforts. Thank you for joining in the cause to Restore Liberty!

Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker: A Charlatan, Loyal to the Same Corrupt Forces Behind Most Politicians

Since announcing his theft of $666 million of the People’s Permanent Dividend Fund several weeks ago, Governor Bill Walker has been doing a victory lap around the State of Alaska, presumably on the People’s dime. His message is self-congratulatory and goes something like this: “The legislature wouldn’t act to resolve the State’s budget crisis, so I did.”

Just like Governor Walker’s promise not to “steal” (his words, not mine) from Alaska’s Permanent Fund to provide revenue for our bloated state government, his self-congratulatory message is false. Rather than making the tough calls on the State’s budget, the governor took the easy way out by offending the constituency he’s apparently least concerned about: the People.

Let’s think about this for a minute. The governor claims he cut the PFD in half, by a thousand dollars. In reality, he cut it by about $1200 for every qualifying man, woman and child in Alaska, as the expected PFD absent his illegal act would have been $2200 rather than the governor’s decreed $1000. That’s a direct, 55% cut to the People.

And what did the governor do with respect to government agencies? Most were cut 5% or less. What does that tell you? He fears the lobbyists and bureaucrats more than he fears you. That’s the message. He’s done little heavy lifting to correct the budget deficit, taking the lazy way out by grabbing the easy money. Rather than really cutting the state budget, he cut hard-working Alaskan families’ budgets instead.

To make matters worse, now the Governor claims the ability to unilaterally determine the amount of all your future PFD’s with the mere stroke of a pen. He can pretty much take whatever he wants from you, perhaps so he can hire a few more crony consultants at a few hundred thousand dollars per whack.

Keep in mind, many Alaskans favor the recall of Governor Walker not because they are absolutely opposed to ever using the Permanent Fund for state government. Rather, they want to get rid of him because he failed to make the hard decisions and instead grabbed the easy money. And he lied to them.

Even after “stealing” your money, Governor Walker’s budget plan does not solve the crisis. It just puts a band-aid on it, putting off the hard decisions for the next governor.

Governor Bill Walker is no leader. He’s a charlatan, loyal to the same old corrupt forces behind most Alaskan politicians.


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Exclusive: Here’s What Alaskan Mother Blames for Daughter’s Loss to Transgender Boy at Champion Track Meet

As widely reported by national outlets over the past several days, a “transgender” boy was allowed to compete in Alaska’s Girls State Championship track meet last week. He placed third at the meet, bumping Mat-Su resident Jennifer VanPelt’s daughter, Allison, from the medal platform.

In a subsequent exclusive interview with Restoring Liberty, Ms. VanPelt revealed that neither she nor her daughter knew that a boy had competed in the girls’ race until sometime later, after media reports came out about it. When they read the boy’s name – “Wangyot” – in one article, Ms. VanPelt exclaimed to her daughter, “Wait! He raced against you! He placed ahead of you, he knocked you out of medal contention!” Her daughter, once the implication of this sunk in, was “really upset.”

Ms. VanPelt told me that Allison “busts her butt seven days a week to train to be able to beat most of the females in this state,” but that she doesn’t “bust her butt to beat a guy [because] men are physically different than women. She can’t grow a bigger heart, or bigger lungs, or more muscle mass like a boy.”

Upset over the fact that her hard-working daughter had been cheated out of a medal, Ms. VanPelt engaged. Even though she does not consider herself politically active – and has been described as “an introvert who raises chickens in [her] backyard” – Ms. VanPelt made her opinion widely known on social media. Several national media groups picked up her comments and now she finds herself at the epicenter of this important issue.

As part of her effort to expose what happened here in Alaska, Ms. VanPelt looked into why the ASAA (Alaska State Athletic Association) is allowing boys to compete in female events. She learned that individual school districts are now given the choice as to whether boys may compete against girls. If a district allows it, the State’s athletic program will not challenge that decision.

Ms. VanPelt thinks this is crazy and so do “close to 9-out-of-10 people” she talks to about allowing boy athletes to compete against girls. She counts as her supporters not just conservatives but liberals, feminists, and members of the LGBT community.

Essentially, Ms. VanPelt says this all boils down to a new cultural norm: the “right as a transgender supersedes your right as a female.” And she’s none too pleased that Alaska political leaders are refusing to speak out against the ASAA’s misogynistic policy.

Ms. VanPelt thinks that “out-of-control political correctness” in the culprit: “we’ve been groomed as a society that we don’t want to hurt other peoples’ feelings, so we shouldn’t speak out about it. We should just keep quiet and turn our heads.”

In looking toward the future, Ms. VanPelt warns “today were dealing with one transgender, what happens when half the field [are transgender]?

To stop this from happening, Ms. VanPelt believes there need to be more people of courage willing to “step it up and say, yeah, this isn’t right, were starting to get out-of-control here.”

I agree. Alaskan leaders – political and religious – should be ashamed for staying silent. They should be embarrassed into action. But we should celebrate those like Jennifer VanPelt who are almost singlehandedly taking on the elites and trying to reverse their perverse agenda.

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Joe Miller Blasts Senator Sullivan for Betrayal of Conservative Values

Fairbanks, Alaska – The news of Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan’s endorsement of Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign versus former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan was met with strong condemnation from 2014 rival Joe Miller on Tuesday evening.

“From supporting Planned Parenthood’s federally funded abortions, to continuing Barack Obama’s illegal amnesty and funding Obamacare, Lisa Murkowski’s loyalty lies with DC cronies and political insiders rather than the people of Alaska.

“Senator Dan Sullivan’s endorsement of Lisa Murkowski is a betrayal of everything Alaska conservatives hold dear,” continued Miller. “Dan told us he was a conservative. He told us he shared our Tea Party values. He told us he was a fighter who would confront the Obama administration. Now he has endorsed one of Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s chief enablers.

“I think I owe Alaskans an apology for taking Dan at his word and supporting him in the 2014 general election.”

Just last month Senator Sullivan endorsed Alaska nemesis and ANWR development opponent John McCain’s re-election bid against strong free-market conservative Kelli Ward.

Joe Miller concluded: “This is a sad day for Alaska. Dan Sullivan needs to be reminded that we have enough talkers in the Senate. All talk, no action won’t cut it. Talk is cheap. Sadly, it appears Dan has abandoned Alaska conservatives for the DC Cartel.”

Memorial Day: Sacrifice Forgotten

If you do nothing else this Memorial Day, take a few minutes to watch this video. It is a heart-wrenching reminder of the sacrifice that our service members and their families have selflessly made – for us.

It’s easy to breeze by Memorial Day, giving little thought to veterans, while you enjoy a well-deserved day off with family. But when confronted with photos of a wife weeping at her slain soldier’s grave, or a daughter collapsed face-first into the freshly turned dirt above her father’s casket, or a son – tears streaming down his rosy cheeks – trying to keep it together at his dad’s funeral, it starts to give a little sense of the reality of loss suffered by thousands of our fellow Americans. They’ve given everything.

Obviously, Memorial Day is not ‘happy’ for them. For us, it’s a time for us to honor their sacrifice and pray for them.

Regrettably, some of our fellow Americans don’t see it that way. Instead, they think it appropriate to deface war memorials, beat elderly war veterans, and ridicule their service. Others deface our veterans’ sacrifices in other ways, by embracing political leaders and causes wholly contrary to the very Constitution that our veterans swore their oaths to and fought for.

So how do we honor this sacrifice? Not by rolling over in the face tyranny. Not by throwing up our hands and saying, “There’s nothing I can do!” Rather, we honor their ultimate sacrifice by being willing to stand up and fight against the insidious forces that are assaulting our constitutional and moral foundations, no matter how insurmountable they may appear.

Only One Day Left for Restoring Liberty’s Fundraiser and We Haven’t Met Our Goal; Will You Help?

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Please make your donation today HERE. Your dollars help us reach tens of thousands of people each day. For example, just this past week, the story “No Word From Golfing Obama After Deadliest Attack on US Troops in Afghanistan in 3 Years” received thousands of likes and well over a thousand shares on Facebook, reaching tens of thousands of readers. Similarly, stories regarding Ryan’s sell-out to the Establishment, Trey Gowdy’s shocking endorsement, and the punishment of a Miss Universe Pageant contender for being critical of Islam have reached enormous numbers in just the past few days. Just yesterday, the story regarding patriot Sheriff Clarke has reached over 42,000!

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America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Trade in Murdered Baby Parts: “God’s Justice Cannot Sleep Forever”

Planned Parenthood HorrorBy now, most of us have heard about the Center for Medical Progresses’ (“CMP’s”) explosive revelations of the backroom butchery of Planned Parenthood over the last several weeks. These committed pro-life activists made a series of undercover videos of interviews with Planned Parenthood employees and corporate representatives of companies involved in the multi-billion dollar dead baby parts trade, shocking the nation.

Among other things, CMP’s videos show – in gruesome detail – how Planned Parenthood has actively marketed baby parts to corporations like StemExpress who pay top dollar, depending on how complete the aborted body is and the “freshness” of the pre-born infant’s organs. This enormously lucrative market has grown exponentially since 1993 when President Bill Clinton reversed the Reagan ban on the trade of fetal body parts. Its existence brings to mind Thomas Jefferson’s warning: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Over fifty leading American universities are involved in purchasing and studying murdered baby parts. These institutions of supposedly “higher” learning include Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford and others. Some researchers are actually implanting baby’s organs – like livers – into rodents and re-growing them. And our federal government is part of the Frankenstein act, buying tens of millions of dollars of baby parts from abortion mills like Planned Parenthood.

One of CMP’s videos suggests – as have a number of prior activists’ exposés – that some of the body parts that are bought and sold within this multi-billion dollar industry are actually cut from babies that have been born alive in failed abortions, but then murdered.

Until CMP started publishing its explicit videos, most of the nation was ignorant of the horrors perpetrated within its borders by the baby-killing abortion industry. In fact, even though Planned Parenthood aborts over 300,000 babies per year – far more than any other U.S. group – it had a fairly positive reputation among many Americans. But now that the word is out about what Planned Parenthood is doing behind closed doors, attitudes are changing.

I recently interviewed an investigative journalist who suggested that even her radical, pro-abortion feminist friends are mortified by what the CMP videos have revealed. Other leftists have also abandoned their defense of Planned Parenthood’s gruesome and indefensible treatment of the pre-born and their bodies.

America now sits in the unenviable position of not only being fully informed of the slaughter of innocents within its borders – closing in on 60,000,000 dead as I write this article – but also now being fully informed of the grotesque, multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the buying and selling of babies’ corpses and body parts.

If you think what Nazi Germany did was horrible, this is every bit as bad, and in some ways worse. Not only does the American genocide exceed the Nazi death camp toll, any American who spends any time reading the news should now be aware of what is going on with the blessing and complicity of the federal government. No one should be ignorant. There are no longer any walls around the American death camps.

By the way, if anyone reading this is thinking that abortion is no big deal, that the fetus being killed is just a blob of flesh, is not conscience, or feels no pain, let me disabuse you of that abortionist lie: unborn babies, particularly in the first several months of life, feel pain more intensely than we do. Why? Because they have not developed pain inhibitors. Listen to the Director for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council explain this horrible reality:

Perhaps the best way to consider what really happens with legal abortion is to think about your arms, legs, and other appendages being ripped off one by one. And then try to conceive of the pain associated with such horror and multiply it. If you could really imagine such terror, you would still only get a fraction of what Planned Parenthood’s babies are subject to.

Abortion and the trade of fetal parts is morally repugnant and must be stopped. And the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around it must be exposed and banned.

But how do we do this? Planned Parenthood receives most of its funding from the federal government (over 40%) and corporate sources (over 25%). You would think that given the recent publicity surrounding Planned Parenthood’s body harvesting and its central role in the trade of baby parts that politicians and corporate sponsors would run as fast as they could from this bloody organization. But precisely the opposite has happened.

Republicans-in-name-only, chiefly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, stopped a Planned Parenthood defunding bill that was attached to must-pass legislation. Later, he allowed a defunding vote when it was a stand-alone bill and had absolutely no chance of surviving a presidential veto. Yet, even with this charade, the U.S. Senate couldn’t muster the votes on cloture to get the measure through to the floor for an up or down vote.

Corporate America has had an even worse reaction. Although three major companies (Ford, Xerox, and Coca Cola) demanded that Planned Parenthood “de-list” them as corporate sponsors (they formerly matched employee donations to Planned Parenthood but apparently no longer do), other corporations doubled down.

According to the magazine Fortune, corporate donations to Planned Parenthood in the wake of the horrific videos have actually increased. Fortune could not identify any corporate donors who had pulled the plug. In fact, a number of corporations publicly endorsed Planned Parenthood despite the exposure of its barbaric practices.

It is imperative that We the People act where we can. An effective start would be to stop – TODAY – purchasing any product, or having any account, with any corporate entity that helps fund Planned Parenthood. Pro-life Alaskans should also write the corporate boards of the donor companies, and the management of their branch offices in Alaska. To help in this task, go HERE for a listing of companies that donate to Planned Parenthood as well as HERE for a sample letter that you can send those companies.

Finally, we must have a position of NO compromise when it comes to our political candidates and elected leaders. If any politician supports Planned Parenthood and/or abortion, you should NEVER vote for them, no matter their opponent.

It is critical that we act now. The future of our nation, our state, and our children – born and unborn -depend on it.

Former Federal Judge Says: “U.S. Supreme Court Justices who Performed Same Sex Marriages Should Recuse or Be Impeached”

Within the last couple of years of our nation’s 239-year history, left-wing lawyers clothed in black robes have imposed their twisted view of law and morality on the country with breathtaking speed. As recently as 2010, over two-thirds of these United States had banned homosexual marriage, with Americans overwhelming rejecting same-sex marriage at the ballot box. Incredibly, federal judges have arrogantly reversed the decisions of voters in most of those states, leaving just five states nationwide with bans in place, undisturbed by court ruling. (There are 13 states in which homosexual marriage is still banned. However, for eight of those states, courts have overturned the bans but have stayed their reversal until appeals have run.)

And now, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to void the few remaining pro-traditional marriage laws, nationwide.

How did a country, founded on religious freedom by largely God-fearing, Bible-reading patriots reach this point? First, despite the federal judiciary’s near full-body embrace of homosexual marriage, such sexual couplings are not equally accepted by ordinary Americans. To be sure, attitudes are changing – in part due to the increasing inclination to look to “the civil law” rather than God for morality – but the American people by and large reject the idea that any marriage other than that of one man to one woman is a good idea.

The elites have a completely different view. All one need do is look at Hollywood’s hyper-evangelical effort to indoctrinate television viewers and movie goers through the ubiquitous insertion of out-of-place subplots portraying loving, happy homosexuals. One can’t even enjoy watching the apocalyptic showdown between remnants of the human race and hordes of zombies in AMC’s blockbuster Walking Dead without being interrupted by homosexual passion.

The news media plays the same game, with its unrelenting agenda to force cultural acceptance of homosexual marriage. From the predictable prophets of the left, to those who we had once thought were on the right like Fox’s Shepard Smith, almost all champion homosexuality, and suggest no qualitative or moral difference between heterosexual and same-sex marriage. “Family friendly” drag queen contests on military posts sponsored by federal dollars are celebrated. Families with children raised by transgender, bisexual, or homosexual parents are presented as normal. Counseling to address gender identity issues or same-sex attraction is trashed as unscientific and hateful – even, in some places like California, outlawed altogether.

Political elites – both Democrats and Republicans – are no different. Republicans like Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner will occasionally throw a rhetorical bone to their constituents on the issue, but they’ll never direct real political capital toward efforts to promote traditional marriage or to preserve states’ rights on the issue. Looking at the number of homosexuals working as congressional staff, the acceptance of federal efforts to celebrate homosexuality, and other telling factors, all reflect where the political elites are personally on this issue. And their wholesale silence over the impending Supreme Court decision on homosexual marriage is especially telling.

In the face of a population that has historically embraced traditional marriage and rejected same-sex relationships, what has empowered the homosexual-pushing political and media elites to such an extent that allies of true marriage are running for cover?

Without a doubt, there are a number of enablers, but the federal judiciary is a central driver. As other articles (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI) in the “Building the Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage” series have convincingly explained, the federal judiciary has largely abandoned any pretext of following the drafters’ intent with respect to the Constitution and its Amendments as applied to same-sex marriage. Apparently, these judges believe the oath they have taken requires no deference to the Constitution’s plain meaning.

Granted, some judges believe that they are compelled to follow the dictates of superior (higher) courts, even if those decisions violate the written Constitution. This is a poor excuse, as the judge’s oath is to the Constitution, not to some twisted interpretation of it. While indefensible, this approach stands in contrast to the illegitimacy of other members of the federal judiciary who spin dozens of pages of judicial decisions, ginning up creative and largely illogical reasons for why constitutional language – drafted when homosexuality was criminalized throughout the United States – somehow now compels protection of same-sex marriage and sodomy.

What is even more troublesome are those Justices who have such zeal for the homosexual agenda that they have made supportive public statements and have even voluntarily officiated at homosexual marriages – despite knowing that the question of homosexual marriage would be presented before them for future decision.

There is a Code of Conduct under which federal judges – including U.S. Supreme Court Justices – are bound to comply. (Justice Kennedy stated on March 14, 2013 that he and the other justices of the Supreme Court consider the Code of Conduct to be “absolutely binding.”) Canon 3A(6) of that Code of Conduct requires that a judge “not make public comment on the merits of a matter pending or impending in any court.” Canon 2A of the same Code provides that a judge “should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” Finally, a federal statute, 28 U.S.C. sec. 455(a), further mandates that a federal judge “disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have violated these standards. Both justices have presided over same-sex weddings despite their knowledge of pending federal homosexual marriage cases. Justice Ginsburg has been especially vocal, stating in August 2013 regarding an impending homosexual marriage she was presiding over in Washington, D.C., that “I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in a marriage relationship.”

Again, this past February, Justice Ginsburg said that it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans to accept homosexual marriage:

“The change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous. In recent years, people have said, ‘This is the way I am.’ And others looked around, and we discovered it’s our next-door neighbor – we’re very fond of them. Or it’s our child’s best friend, or even our child. I think that as more and more people came out and said that ‘this is who I am,’ the rest of us recognized that they are one of us.”

In response to these pro-homosexual marriage statements and actions, a number of conservative groups contended that Justice Ginsburg’s bias on the issue had been publicly and conclusively established, and demanded that she not participate in Obergefell v. Hodges. The Foundation for Moral Law, which filed an amicus brief in support of traditional marriage, also filed a thoughtful Motion for Recusal in the U.S. Supreme Court in April, but the motion has yet to appear on the Court’s Docket Sheet for the case. Instead, ex-ACLU attorney Justice Ginsburg doubled-down, marrying two men in New York City just last month. According to the New York Times, the Justice made a bit of a spectacle of her support for same-sex marriage during this recent ceremony:

“[T]he most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States.

“No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.

“But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way. Justice Ginsburg, who has officiated at same-sex weddings in the past, also seemed delighted . . . Justice Ginsburg [later] reigned as belle of the same-sex ball.”

How Justice Ginsburg – whom the left describes as “brilliant” – could think that such actions and past statements would not raise obvious questions of partiality in a case involving the U.S. Constitution and homosexual marriage is especially troubling. And yet she has aggressively continued her participation in Obergefell v. Hodges as reflected by her active engagement in the case’s oral argument just several weeks ago.

Similarly, Justice Kagan’s voluntary officiation over a homosexual marriage (involving her former law clerk) – although arguably less public than her colleague’s antics – also causes her “impartiality [to] reasonably be questioned.”

In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court in Liljeberg v. Health Servs. Acquisition Corp (486 U.S. 847, 869-870) quoted Justice Frankfurter, explaining that the “‘guiding consideration is that the administration of justice should reasonably appear to be disinterested as well as be so in fact.'” Here, appearance and fact are consonant: Justices Ginsburg and Kagan are vested in their same-sex marriage positions. This partiality also raises real concerns of whether the litigants in Obergefell v. Hodges can receive due process from those who have demonstrated bias.

So what can be done about Justices who ignore the ethical standards in violation of the judicial Code of Conduct and who violate a federal statute barring their participation in a “proceeding in which [their] impartiality might reasonably be questioned”? Obviously, there is no court above the U.S. Supreme Court from which discipline may be applied. Nor is there a mechanism by which other justices can vote a biased colleague off a case. Internal policing doesn’t appear to be working in Obergefell v. Hodges, even though a number of justices have previously disqualified themselves from cases in which they have vested interests or have made public comments.

The only answer for justices who blatantly violate their Code of Conduct, federal law, and their oaths of office is impeachment and removal. Regrettably, a Republican-controlled Congress, more concerned about rescuing Obamacare than resisting yet another activist attack on the Constitution, offers little hope. Unless and until Members of Congress demonstrate real fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, no Ruling Class politicos in either party can be trusted, and none should be supported, by those who seek to restore liberty to our nation.


Joe Miller graduated from West Point in the top 1 percent of the Class of 1989. He then served as an armor officer with the 1st Infantry Division, seeing combat in Desert Storm, receiving the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. After active duty, Joe attended Yale Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Alaska. Following his move to Alaska at the age of 30, he was appointed as a State Magistrate (the youngest then serving in Alaska), then appointed an Acting State District Court Judge and, shortly thereafter, U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fairbanks. Again, he had the distinction of being the youngest then serving in that federal position, in the nation. On August 24, 2010, he defeated incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski in the Alaskan Republican Primary, only to lose a contentious three-way general election. Joe is currently the President of Restoring Liberty, is the radio host of the daily Joe Miller Show, and practices law. He and his wife Kathleen have been married for 23 years and live with their children in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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