Yesterday, Religious Right talk show host Janet Mefferd condemned the “lawlessness” of the U.S. judicial system following recent court decisions that have advanced marriage equality for same-sex couples.
She warned that judges are threatening the system of self-government with their decisions to strike down marriage bans. “The bigger question is: how have we lost our right to govern ourselves?” she asked. “That’s what we’re losing.”
“They get away with it. You just push the lawless limit and see how much you can get away with, and unfortunately, people are getting away with an awful lot,” she said. “I don’t understand why there aren’t more Christians yelling and screaming — nicely, of course — on this issue of lawlessness. Do we not care about lawlessness? How do you have a republic without law, the rule of law and the respect for law? How does a republic survive when it loses respect for the law?”