Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing: Liberals Lose Sight of God

By Hanako Cho

Key takeaways of the article:

  • Senator Josh Hawley protected freedom of faith and goodwill at the hearing
  • Democratic Party members can’t draw lines between various rights
  • Half of the supporters for the Democratic Party are voting with the expectation of a Harris administration

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, faced a series of hearings from the Senate Judiciary Committee that lasted for four days until Oct. 15.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), who was also a candidate for the Supreme Court, gave a warning speech at the start of the hearing to prevent a religious trial by the Democrats. Although the quote is a bit long, I’d like to introduce it because his statement clearly and concisely hits the underlying principle.


Senator Hawley Defends Barrett’s Freedom of Faith

Sen. Hawley: “We’ve gotten to read a lot about you in the press, and in particular about your religious beliefs, one attack after another, in the liberal media…many of them echoed by members of this committee…And it’s not just in the newspapers. It’s members of this committee, including the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States, who has questioned past nominees who have come before this committee about their membership in Catholic fraternal organizations, like the Knights of Columbus.

[Senator Dianne Feinstein of the Democratic Party] referred to your Catholic convictions as ‘dogma’… One Senator said she worried that you would be a Catholic Judge if you were confirmed because of your religious beliefs, I guess, as opposed to an American judge, as if you can’t be both a devout Catholic and a loyal American citizen. And it’s not just you, Judge. Other nominees have come before this committee for years now and have been asked by my Democratic colleagues over and over about their [faith].

Article Six of the Constitution of the United States, before we even get to the Bill of Rights, says clearly, and I quote, ‘no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.’ Now that was big news in 1787, when it was written, and it’s worth remembering why. It’s because no country, no Republic history in the world, had ever guaranteed to its citizens the right to freedom of conscience and religious liberty…In every other country across history, you had to agree with what those in power agreed with…[Article Six was] saying that in America, it would be different…The people of the United States would be free to follow their own religious convictions, free to worship, free to exercise their religion, and people of faith would be welcome in the public sphere.

This freedom of conscience and religious liberty undergirds all of our other rights, because it tells the government that it cannot tell us what to think, who we can assemble with, how we can worship and what we can say…this bedrock principle of American liberty is now under attack…I, for one, do not want to live in such an America. And the Constitution of the United States flatly prohibits it.”

As Sen. Hawley mentioned, attaining freedoms of conscience and faith led to all other civil freedoms, such as freedom of speech. Democratic Party members are free to criticize Barrett because of past efforts to validate religious liberty that naturally gave rise to freedom of speech.

Liberals who downplay this fundamental principle seem to have a superficial understanding of the weight of religious freedom. They must have forgotten that the basis of freedom of speech was the freedom to explore and express the will of God.


Will Women’s Rights Be Threatened if Barrett Becomes Judge?

Sen. Feinstein from California who has stirred controversy in the past for claiming that the Catholic doctrine has a large influence, closed in on Barrett regarding whether or not the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion under the U.S. Constitution shall be overturned.

In response, Barrett said that she could only comment on individual cases that are brought up to the Supreme Court — she stated she would “follow the law” in those instances.

“I’m struck by the irony of how demeaning to women their accusations really are,” Sen. Joni Ernst from Iowa said. “That you…with a strong record of professional and academic accomplishment, couldn’t possibly respect the goals and desires of today’s women.” The truth behind the appointment of the judge is that the committee only criticizes Barrett’s religious aspect because there is no way to criticize her impeccable ability as a judge.


A Twisted World Created by Democrats

The Democrats seem to be stubborn because they want to prevent the appointment of a judge who does not agree with them, but I want to ask them a question: between a “woman’s right to have an abortion” and “right to life,” which is superior?

Historically, the right to life has been recognized as a natural right, and an abortion right has been nothing more than a negative right. By claiming it as if it were a “positive right,” threatens the right to life — the natural right that humans are born with. According to the spiritual investigation of Happy Science, an individual’s soul resides in the body after the ninth week of pregnancy. A legal abortion justifies murdering that life.

While the liberals exercise their right to freedom of expression, they step over religious freedom and promote an atheistic and materialistic world. They also defend women’s right to abortion rather than the right to life, a natural right that we are born with, ultimately justifying murder. Since liberals don’t feel the joy of exploring the truths of God or the preciousness of being given a life, they make wrong judgements of the rights that humankind must emphasize. As a result, they will create a twisted world.

In Happy Science CEO Master Ryuho Okawa’s book, “Spiritual Reading of Novel Coronavirus Infection Originated in China,” the cosmic being that watches over Earth gave a warning that civilizations will end unless people who mistake “liberalism” with “democracy” open their eyes to a new way of thinking. The cosmic being foreshadowed a natural disaster that will occur in the west coast of the U.S., given that the civilization is likely to end.


America Will Fall if Religion-Intolerant Harris Administration Arises

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is another figure who holds a strong prejudice against Catholicism.

Harris zeroed in on federal judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s membership in a fraternal Catholic organization called the Knights of Columbus. Harris argued that Buescher shouldn’t be a district court judge for that reason. This statement is nearly identical to Sen. Feinstein’s statement at the 2017 hearing.

During her time as an Attorney General of California, Harris took an intolerant position against Catholicism, such as exercising her power to crackdown on Catholic hospitals that don’t conduct abortions.

Religious intolerance contradicts the foundational policy that the U.S. was built upon — the U.S. was founded in search of religious liberty. If a Harris administration arises, the U.S. will become a religiously intolerant nation similar to China.

In fact, such a scenario is becoming a reality. Even if former Vice President Joe Biden becomes president, 49 percent of Democratic supporters think that Biden will step down from his presidency during his first term.

It is no wonder that the Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi suddenly began emphasizing the 25th Amendment which stipulates that the vice president should be promoted to president if there is a problem with the president. Pelosi hinted at the early arrival of a Harris administration.

This year’s presidential election is not so much a battle between Trump and moderate Biden — it is a confrontation between Trump and Harris on the far left, who is willing to violate the Constitution. The rise of a religiously intolerant Harris administration risks the loss of religious freedom while planting a dangerous possibility of turning the U.S. into a China-like materialistic nation.

The decline of Greece and Rome was caused by popularized materialism and the disappearance of a religious climate. Trump is trying to reestablish America as a religious nation by various measures in confrontation with liberals who are deteriorating the country. Americans must not make the wrong choice.

Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing: Liberals Lose Sight of God
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