O'Reilly: American Liberty Will 'Take a Huge Hit' If Judicial Activism Continues
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly analyzed the nationwide legalization of gay marriage by the Supreme Court.
O'Reilly said that "generally speaking, we have an activist court, not judges who are able to put ideology aside." He asserted that America currently does not have a fair legal system.
"The Factor's philosophy has been consistent for nearly 20 years: I believe every American, each one of us, should have an equal shot to pursue happiness and prosperity and that the government must provide over-sight to provide that opportunity for all," O'Reilly stated. "But I do not believe the government has a right to impose upon me or any other American rules that deny my freedom to express myself, practice my faith or earn my living."
He added that the Supreme Court has "no Constitutional right to force any American to participate in it."
"To do so tears up the social contract forged by the founders," O'Reilly stated. "There is obviously nothing in the Constitution that allows the redefinition of marriage."
"The Factor" host said most Americans have no idea what's really happening in America.
He noted that these issues are complicated and both sides have legitimate points.
"But some important decisions are being made outside Constitutional authority," O'Reilly remarked. "If the trend toward big government and political activism by judges continues, the liberty of the American individual is going to take a huge hit."
Watch the video above.