John Stonestreet on Supreme Court appointee


supremecourt-600Over at BreakPoint our friend and Summit faculty member, John Stonestreet, weighed in today on the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and addressed several important worldview concerns, including legal philosophy, the rule of law, the sanctity and dignity of human life, euthanasia, religious liberty, and abortion, all topics on which Judge Gorsuch appears to hold conservative views.

Obviously, from a Christian worldview perspective, the makeup of the Supreme Court and who is chosen to fill the current vacancy will have important consequences for our country’s future. Please pray for God’s guidance for President Trump, the Senate, the nominee, and the decisions the Supreme Court will address in the coming years.

John writes:

As G.K. Chesterton once noted, what matters most when considering someone’s qualifications is their philosophy—what they believe about life and the world. What matters most for a Supreme Court justice is their legal philosophy. And it’s difficult to imagine a more reassuring testimonial than the one Gorsuch received from Colson Center friend and Wilberforce Award Winner Robert George of Princeton.

George noted that Gorsuch and he both studied under Oxford philosopher John Finnis, one of the pre-eminent natural law theorists in the world. George added that, in addition to being academically gifted, Gorsuch is “deeply committed to the (actual) Constitution and the rule of law. [Gorsuch] will not manufacture ‘rights’ or read things into the Constitution that aren’t there or read things out of the Constitution that are.”

Read or listen to the whole piece over at Breakpoint: http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/30434


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