Phyllis Schaffly makes the obvious but intelligent point that Congress could do a great deal about the federal judicial usurpations that have led to the suppression of the 10 Commandments at the Alabama Supreme Court by simply exercising its constitutional power to withdraw jurisdiction over such issues from the federal courts.
They won’t, of course, because doing so would put them at odds with the religious outlook of our elites. Justice Moore and his fans think the law, human society, and the world at large can be trusted to the extent we place ourselves under God’s protection. Hence Roy’s Rock, and hence their perseverence in a cause that seems doomed. In contrast, our governing elites think such things can be trusted to the extent we place ourselves under the protection of science and human rights. That is the reason for their absolute insistence on judicial supremacy and compulsory public atheism. Without those things, science and human rights can not be viewed as all-powerful protecting powers. Other things come into play that cannot be neatly controlled, and chaos threatens.
That, by the way, is the reason for the demonization of “fundies” in current public life—from our rulers’ standpoint, serious believers in transcendent religion threaten the order of the human cosmos, and so really are demons. People say that narrow dogmatism, fear and hatred all go together. The secularist attitude toward religion, backed by the power of the judiciary, suggest there’s something to that.