The decision of the Colorado State Supreme Court to disqualify Donald Trump in the 2024 election is appalling legally, historically, and morally. It is unconstitutional and anti-democratic. It represents a dangerous development that threatens the very fabric of our republic.
A divided court (4-3) took the unprecedented step, with the three dissenting justices being all Democrats. That tells you something. Everything is based on the fake assertion that January 6, 2021, was an “insurrection,” a true and real rebellion against the United States under the command of “General Trump.”
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Look, I feel no need to play down anyone who broke the law that day by breaking windows or pushing and shoving police officers. But, that was no insurrection. The tapes of that day’s events, which have been released, paint a totally different picture. That is a fact.
More important than that is the fact that Donald Trump had nothing to do with it—aside from calling on people to remain peaceful!
The unhinged and irrational desire to “get Trump” by some radical (even if sincere) actors in our country has done more damage to the rule of law and the constitutional underpinnings of our nation than anything that happened on January 6.
The good news is that this farcical opinion will be thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court. For the sake of our country, let’s hope that it is a unanimous renunciation, as it should be. That is a matter for prayer. To permit a rouge court to disallow Americans from voting for whomever they want is the sort of thing that happens in places like Cuba or Venezuela. It would be devastating to the idea of America. Rejecting Trump, if needed, should be the people’s choice.
That is why, whatever your view of Trump, we must pray for him and everything surrounding his campaign for the good of our nation. Pray that the passions religiously working against him will not destroy the country in their quest to stand against him ever taking office again. “Pray without ceasing,” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).