Federal Judge Rules on Personal Agenda to Strike down Part of Wisconsin Constitution

A growing sign of the decay of American values and principles can be seen in courtrooms around the nation. Liberal judges appointed by liberal presidents are ruling more on their own personal agenda than on the rule of law.

Case in point is how federal judges are ruling against the will of the people and state constitutions in favor of their personal support of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. One such federal judge is Barbara Crabb, the Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She was appointed to the bench by liberal Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Crabb has been making several rulings lately that have been made based upon her personal liberal agenda. In April 2010, she ruled that the National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional. That ruling was unanimously dismissed in April 2011 by a federal appellate court. Then in November 2013, Crabb ruled that the housing exemption for pastors is also unconstitutional.

Now in her latest attack on Christian values, Crabb has ruled that Article 13, Section 13 of the Wisconsin State Constitution that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman is unconstitutional.

Her ruling involves a case filed by a group of homosexuals that sued for the right to legally marry in Wisconsin or have their marriages from others states legally recognized. In her decision, Crabb wrote:

“This is not about whether marriages between same-sex couples are consistent or inconsistent with the teachings of a particular religion, whether such marriages are moral or immoral, or whether they are something that should be encouraged or discouraged. It is not even about whether the plaintiffs in this case are as capable as opposite-sex couples of maintaining a committed and loving relationship or raising a family together. Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution.” (Pp 3-4)

“3. It is DECLARED that art. XIII, § 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution violates plaintiffs’ fundamental right to marry and their right to equal protection of laws under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Any Wisconsin statutory provisions, including those in Wisconsin Statutes chapter 765, that limit marriages to a “husband” and a “wife,” are unconstitutional as applied to same-sex couples.” (Pp 87)

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, summed up Crabb’s ruling, saying:

“Now, the Wisconsin judge is back to her old ways, ruling late Friday afternoon that natural marriage belongs in the same garbage pile as public prayer. Like her past outrages, this ruling makes a case for same-sex ‘marriage’ absolutely devoid of religious or legal authority.”

“But what about the liberty and equality of the majority who disagree? Under decisions like this one, they’re forced to suppress or violate the basic teachings of their faith — or face the government’s punishment and harassment. Of course, Judge Crabb will have an even tougher time explaining away the 1,264,310 votes she canceled out to drag the state into the courts’ lawless parade. Since last summer’s Supreme Court ruling, 15 states have watched helplessly as a single judge invalidates — not just millions of votes, but the entire democratic process.”

When I did a search for information on Judge Crabb, I found a website called RobeProbe.com that allows people to rate judges and add comments to their ratings. There were 9 pages of ratings and comments. Fifty-six of eighty-two people gave her a ‘very bad’ rating with only 1 star. Her overall rating was bad on her knowledge of law, work ethic and absence of racial bias.

One comment read:

“Liberal activist. Traitor to the U.S. Constitution.”

Another comment reads:

“disregards the significance of the citizens’ voice – rather pompus attitude that ‘she knows better’ – judicial activist”

And yet another comment from an attorney reads:

“It is regrettable that Judge Barbara Crabb was appointed as a judge. She does not live in a fact-based world. She ignores the law. She follows her own personal biases. In general, she has ruined many lives and has made it impossible to believe that the justice system works. As an attorney, this upsets me very much.”

Everyone believes that federal judges, including the Supreme Court justices, are appointed for life, but they’re not. Article 3, Section 1 of the US Constitution states:

“The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour,”

When a judge starts ruling from personal agenda instead of on the law or trying to overturn sections of a state constitution that was legally passed by the people and/or legislature, they are not in good behavior. Summarily, they can be removed from the bench by the president or by impeachment. In the case of Judge Barbara Crabb, the people and legislature of Wisconsin need to initiate articles of impeachment against her as soon as possible before she continues to destroy the moral fabric of the state of Wisconsin.