Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis a Democrat was jailed by a federal judge, Republican, who said that putting natural law above his authority would set a dangerous precedent.
U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning is the son a former Hall of Fame baseball player and U.S. Senator Jim Bunning. He is also an out of touch Catholic, who has turned his back on his faith with his statement that the court's authority supersedes natural law, God's Law.
“The idea of natural law superseding this court’s authority would be a dangerous precedent indeed,” U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning told Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. “If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding “SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?!””
Actually, the sovereignty of natural law over man-made authority is a founding principle of our constitutional republic. These United States separated from the British monarchy because we were entitled to by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” and not subservient to the alleged divine right of kings, nor to an imperious Parliament.
We established a Constitution of enumerated powers, not of general legislative authority, and “We, the People” gave Congress authority to legislate only within the powers granted in the Constitution. The rest belongs to the states, to the people and, obviously, to the great lawmaker and judge of us all.
Not only does natural law supersede the court’s authority, the judge’s authority is utterly dependent upon the existence of such a law as well as upon the authority of God.
This is not to say that each individual person may decide what natural law (or God’s law) shall be for the entire republic. But it certainly does not mean that a federal judge’s authority supersedes the law of God, or “natural law.”