Now, many people, believing that science has 'disproven' religion, make the further assumption that because there appears to be no final evidence for any spiritual authority, morality itself must be a matter of individual preference. And whereas in the past, scientists and philosophers felt a pressing need to find solid foundations on which to establish immutable laws and absolute truths, nowadays this kind of search is held to be futile. (Ethics for the New Millennium).
In place of these higher standards and ideals, we have the decisions of 9 people in black that are subject to the ebb and flow of the times. These Supremes have decided just which enumerated rights will and which will not be protected, have added additional rights not enumerated (US v. Carolene, 304 US 144, 1938, Footnote Four), and outright denied the validity and intent of the Ninth Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
We are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men. We have no moral, ethical or legal compass. Anything the Supremes decides goes. Bill Moyers wrote,
The most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendant faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites . . . (Moyers On Democracy).
What unalienable rights?