Tom Hoefling: In what sense is the Supreme Court “supreme”? Is it supreme over Almighty God? No. Is it supreme over God’s Word, the Bible? No. Is it supreme over nature, which was created by God? No. Is it supreme over the natural moral law, which was also created by God, as a reflection of His divine nature and character? No. Is it supreme over the U.S. Constitution? No. Is it supreme over the President? No. Is it supreme over the Congress? No. Is it supreme over the States of the Union? No. Is it supreme over the people of the United States? No. Its only supremacy is over the inferior courts. Courts that, constitutionally, Congress could disband tomorrow.
“The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #78
“Good and wise men, in all ages…have supposed, that the deity, from the relations, we stand in, to himself and to each other, has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is, indispensably, obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever…This is what is called the law of nature, which, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is, of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries at all times. No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid, derive all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.” — William Blackstone