When Mrs. Crucis and I took off on our trek last month, we make one decision before we left. We would not enter Colorado. We would not spend any of our money in a state that has purposely violated the US Constitution.
We bypassed Colorado taking a route that passed through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas to reach New Mexico. A few days later we made another decision. Head Northeast towards Cortez, CO to go toward Moab, UT, and Canyonlands NP, or head west towards Page, AZ and Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP. Sorry, Moab, we decided to skip you this time. We turned west into Arizona. On our return route home, we chose to head east on I-80 through Nebraska than use I-70 and drop through Colorado to Kansas.
Why did we make this decision? Because Colorado is infested—infested with those who purposely seek to violate the Constitution. The latest case is of the baker who refused to bake a cake for a ‘gay’ wedding because of his religious beliefs. The US Constitution’s first amendment states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Colorado ignored the underlined portion of the 1st Amendment above. by ordering the baker to comply to the demands to bake, and therefore participate, a cake for the ‘gay’ wedding.
However, SCOTUS has already declared that portion of the 1st Amendment must apply to Colorado as does the rest of the Amendments. The US Supreme Court has declared that the US constitutional amendments (cite: McDonald v. City of Chicago) applies to the states as well as to the federal government.
The ACLU brought the original suit against the bakers and chose their target carefully; a small establishment unable to finance a strong defense. The bakers were unable to do so and the ACLU, abetted by the Colorado courts, has declared the “free exercise” portion of the 1st Amendment does not apply in Colorado. This viewpoint was expressly defeated in McDonald v. Chicago.
The Left likes to pick and choose when and under what circumstances they support the Constitution. They support free speech—when it is THEIR speech. They support free assembly—when it is their assembly and their riots. But when WE want to exercise OUR rights, our free speech, our free exercise of OUR religious beliefs, OUR right to assemble, to protest and petition government, then they do not support those same rights for us.
That is the reason we, as a family, chose to boycott Colorado. I would hope someone, some organization with sufficiently deep pockets helps those bakers appeal through the federal court system. They have a case.