Amid all the fuss about the same sex marriage hoopla, one of the Supreme Court Justices made some rather damning statements regarding his fellow court members who voted for overturning key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA). The very least of this is Justice Antonin Scalia’s astute observation:
This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation. The Court’s errors on both points spring forth from the same diseased root: an exalted conception of the role of this institution in America. Source Scalia’s Dissent: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf
Justice Scalia points it out – they had NO POWER TO DECIDE THIS CASE! Yet five of the nine did so and opened the veritable Pandora’s Box! This issue has far reaching implications, and Justice Scalia recognized the abuse of the Court’s power! Scalia’s dissenting opinion barely scratches the surface of dangers of where this can lead! Is it just about same sex marriage and destroying the traditional family? No! It is about the entire LGBTQ crowd demanding their recognition as a group comparable to one of race, sex, or ethnicity! This swings the legal doors wide open for them to claim their rights as if they are inalienable without consideration to morality – because now as a society the court has overruled us all! Anything goes with regards to sexuality!
Justice Scalia points out what was done by his fellow justices deciding to rule on the DoMA case was nothing short of overruling the Constitution. I whole-hardheartedly agree! This is just the sort of intrusion the Constitution is supposed to prevent yet here we are!
Whether you want to call it subversion or a kind of coup d’état – that’s what it is! With one case the rule of “We the People” has been overthrown by the opinions of five of our appointed Supreme Court Justices! It is wrong and I for one am going to use my freedom of speech (if I still can keep it) to speak out against the reprehensible acts of these justices overruling our Constitution.
Justice Scalia called court decision, “jaw dropping” and demonstrates how the court is seeing itself standing “enthroned” – wow!
More from Justice Scalia,
But wait, the reader wonders—Windsor won below, and so cured her injury, and the President was glad to see it. True, says the majority, but judicial review must march on regardless, lest we “undermine the clear dictate of the separation-of-powers principle that when an Act of Congress is alleged to conflict with the Constitution, it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” Ibid. (internal quotation marks and brackets omitted).
That is jaw-dropping. It is an assertion of judicial supremacy over the people’s Representatives in Congress and the Executive. It envisions a Supreme Court standing (or rather enthroned) at the apex of government, empowered to decide all constitutional questions, always and every- where “primary” in its role.
This image of the Court would have been unrecognizable to those who wrote and ratified our national charter. They knew well the dangers of “primary” power, and so created branches of government that would be “perfectly coordinate by the terms of their common commission,” none of which branches could “pretend to an exclusive or superior right of settling the boundaries between their respective powers.” The Federalist, No. 49, p. 314 (C. Rossitered. 1961) (J. Madison). The people did this to protect themselves. They did it to guard their right to self-rule against the black-robed supremacy that today’s majority finds so attractive. So it was that Madison could confidently state, with no fear of contradiction, that there was nothing of “greater intrinsic value” or “stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty” than a government of separate and coordinate powers. Id., No. 47, at 301. Source: Scalia’s Dissent http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf
For those of you reading this and saying well they cannot do this, this is the United States of America!? Well to put it bluntly – they just did!
Four of the nine Justices did have some common sense and voted against this new form of American government of, “We the Supreme Court” those that voted for this should have their resignations demanded since they have violated the oath to protect the Constitution itself. I recognize my voice is a cry in the wind but maybe if this FINALLY wakes our nation up to the fact we are being subverted by what is a homosexual agenda maybe we can preserve some of our dignity as a nation before immoral anarchy becomes the rule of law for this once great nation!
This may have some follow-up as I continue to read Scalia’s dissenting opinion and as I try to digest everything said by those scurrilous justices who voted for this decision. I promise you readers, there is a lot more here that should cause any moral person concern and leave any Bible believing Christian aghast!
II Cor 10:5