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Scalia: 'High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us 'Enemies of the Human Race'
National Journal ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tim Grieve

Posted on 06/26/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by Biggirl

Dissenting from this morning's opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Antonin Scalia – as expected – holds nothing back. In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage "enemies of the human race."

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Politics done on the USSC bench.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
I always thought that Roberts looked exceptionally worn and haggard as he gave the opinion that day on ObamaCare. He looked like he had been through hell...and he probably had been.

But, there are some things, for the sake of the country, and liberty, and the future generations...even your own, not to mention for the sake of your eternal soul, that are worth standing up for, whatever the cost.

As it is, these SCOTUS rulings are just edging us further and further down a path that will ultimately lead to the patriotic, Constitutional, God-fearing, and loyal American citizenry taking the same path our founders took, and being supported in that effort by the Hand of the same Almighty Creator who supported those founders through their travail.

God grant we are up to the task, and that (as it states in II Chrom 7:14) we will turn to Him, repent, and humble ourselves so that He can heal our land.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

2 posted on 06/26/2013 9:55:16 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Well said.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Biggirl
Scalia: "High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us "Enemies Of The Human Race"

The several branches are curiously synchronized.

4 posted on 06/26/2013 9:57:31 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Biggirl


5 posted on 06/26/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Enemies of the human race. Because we refuse to eat a chode as the gaystapo demand.

There is no civility among liberals. They are naked Communists. No tolerance for dissent. No tolerance for the will of the people or the vote or the outcome of elections.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 9:59:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Biggirl

“The SCOTUS is being reduced to a bar room brawl” (Limbaugh). Bring it on!


7 posted on 06/26/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Biggirl

This Dennison is a win for wedding planners and divorce lawyers.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 10:01:05 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Biggirl

This decision is a win for wedding planners and divorce lawyers.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That is why this country could very well break apart, along red states/blue states.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 10:02:20 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
ah yes. ABC News has just reminded us that this is the same "high court that upheld 'healthcare reform' a year ago."

I repeat: the several branches are curiously synchronized.

11 posted on 06/26/2013 10:02:57 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Jeff Head

Amen and Amen.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 10:03:03 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Scalia: "High-Handed' Kennedy Has Declared Us "Enemies Of The Human Race"

That has a really nice ring to it. So when you start rounding these enemies up for extermination, it almost seems like the right thing to do!

13 posted on 06/26/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Biggirl

I no longer consider SCOTUS a legitimate government entity - they have joined our dreadful White House as enemies of the American people. SCOTUS has no legitimate or moral authority at all, just the power to attempt to compel compliance in some situations. We all know where it leads when the organs of government lose their legitimacy; I just hope the thugs will back off before it reaches that point.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Biggirl

June 26, 2013
Scalia’s DOMA Dissent
—DrewM.

My simple rule of the thumb....if you find yoursefl on the opposing side of Scalia, rethink your position.

I wonder how many “conservatives” celebrating this decision were cheering on John Roberts yesterday in the Voting Rights Act case. Funny how quickly people can go from that to the Ginsburg school of “things I don’t like are un-constitutional” school of jurisprudence.

I’m not going to get into the standing issue which is technical, though Scalia rips the majority apart there too. Here’s some of what he said about the majority’s decision on the merits (pdf).

(Emphasis mine)

There are many remarkable things about the majority’s merits holding. The first is how rootless and shifting its justifications are. For example, the opinion starts with seven full pages about the traditional power of States to define domestic relations—initially fooling many readers, I am sure, into thinking that this is a federalism opinion. But we are eventually told that “it is unnecessary to decide whether this federal intrusion on state power is a violation of the Constitution,” and that “[t]he State’s power in defining the marital relation is of central relevance in this case quite apart from principles of federalism” be-cause “the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.” Ante, at 18. But no one questions the power of the States to define marriage (with the concomitant conferral of dignity and status), so what is the point of devoting seven pages to describing how long and well established that power is?
...

The majority opinion need not get into the strict-vs.- rational-basis scrutiny question, and need not justify its holding under either, because it says that DOMA is unconstitutional as “a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution,” ante, at 25; that it violates “basic due process” principles, ante, at 20; and that it inflicts an “injury and indignity” of a kind that denies “an essential part of the liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment,” ante, at 19. The majority never utters the dread words “substantive due process,” perhaps sensing the disrepute into which that doctrine has fallen, but that is what those statements mean. Yet
the opinion does not argue that same-sex marriage is “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition,” Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U. S. 702, 720–721 (1997), a claim that would of course be quite absurd. So would the further suggestion (also necessary, under our substantive-due-process precedents) that a world in which DOMA exists is one bereft of “‘ordered liberty.’” Id., at 721
(quoting Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U. S. 319, 325 (1937)). Some might conclude that this loaf could have used a while longer in the oven. But that would be wrong; it is already overcooked. The most expert care in preparation
cannot redeem a bad recipe. The sum of all the Court’s nonspecific hand-waving is that this law is invalid (maybe on equal-protection grounds, maybe on substantive-dueprocess grounds, and perhaps with some amorphous federalism component playing a role) because it is motivated by a “‘bare . . . desire to harm’” couples in same-sex marriages. Ante, at 20. It is this proposition with which I will therefore engage.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/341219.php


15 posted on 06/26/2013 10:03:43 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Happily in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians.)
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To: Biggirl
Scalia:

We might have covered ourselves with honor today, by promising all sides of this debate that it was theirs to settle and that we would respect their resolution. We might have let the People decide.

But that the majority will not do. Some will rejoice in today's decision, and some will despair at it; that is the nature of a controversy that matters so much to so many. But the Court has cheated both sides, robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better.

I dissent.

16 posted on 06/26/2013 10:04:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Biggirl

“calling opponents of gay marriage “enemies of the human race.”

I would say rather that those promoting unnatural unions of which offspring can not naturally occur are the real enemies of the human race!


17 posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:08 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Biggirl

Political activists for Obama. No protection or even a defense for all of the millions of citizens who support traditional marriage that has been the foundation of human existence. They have now discriminated against that group. The radicals only advance when they have the activists’ fight scenario to carry their causes as we do see now on the high court. This was a wrong decision. No protection or defense for millions of Americans. There should be a start of impeachment hearings for this full shown ruling by abuse by these activists judges..in the real world where the constitution does matter.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:38 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Biggirl

bttt


19 posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Travis McGee
Amen, my friend. They can never, ever have that.

And deep inside, they know it. And that is what really gets under their skin and drives them to the lengths...and madness...that they resort to.

THE PROGRESSIVE/LIBERAL TRAIN WRECK

20 posted on 06/26/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Lazamataz

I see more and more a growing angry backlash against the heavy hand of the communists. It is coming.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 10:06:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Pollster1

I no longer consider this the United States of America, but a fallen, reprobate shell of what was once the most blessed nation to have ever graced the earth.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: Travis McGee

The second one says it all. The only thing missing is the guy who wants to marry his great dane.


23 posted on 06/26/2013 10:07:22 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Jeff Head

“God grant we are up to the task, and that (as it states in II Chrom 7:14) we will turn to Him, repent, and humble ourselves so that He can heal our land.”

Yes, may we, the body of Christ, be bold and courageous and proclaim forgiveness of sin in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as lives are changed one by one by the Spirit’s sanctifying work.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 10:07:49 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Biggirl

Last night in Texas a Democrat used Planned Parenthood lies and hysteria to stall the vote on an abortion bill. She fell short of midnight with her filibuster but anarchist activists shouted and created disorder to prevent the vote from taking place.

There is no civility among Democrats anymore. The system is broken. No debate. No upholding the law (California’s governor DID NOT UPHOLD THE LAW, yet the law was kicked back to the California Supremes because no one else had “standing” to challenge the court decision). Obama refuses to uphold DOMA. Obama refuses to enforce immigration law and punishes states that would dare to, claiming it is the Federal government’s job.

There’s no law, no law anymore. It’s a lie to pretend it still exists. We are living in a state of anarchy. IRS agents got $70million in bonuses after sending $46million in refund checks to 20,000 illegal immigrants all residing at the same address. Obama’s first Sec. of the Treasury was a known tax cheat. Warren Buffett complains of tax rates being too low when he already has refused to pay the taxes he already owes...


25 posted on 06/26/2013 10:08:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Travis McGee

26 posted on 06/26/2013 10:09:04 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: a fool in paradise
She fell short of midnight with her filibuster but anarchist activists

Most of whom were from out-of-state.

27 posted on 06/26/2013 10:09:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Christie at the beach

The goal is to smash the patriarchy. Smash monogamy. Destroy the institution of marriage.

Feminists have wanted it. Communists have wanted it. Bill Ayers wanted it (it is mentioned in his 9-11-2001 NY Times piece).

Been the agenda for over 40 years.

“but how does this hurt YOUR marriage?”

Stalinists lie. Always.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jeff Head

Public opinion cannot change this fast in a free society, so:

Either public opinion has not really changed, or:

This is no longer a free society.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Biggirl

Always really liked Nino.


30 posted on 06/26/2013 10:12:11 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes, first in Wisconsin, now in Texas. There will be blood.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 10:13:04 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Jim Noble

Or...both.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Biggirl

how soon? I need to cross over that border line before it happens. I never thought it possible, but at this point, I am not sure America as we know it survives intact as one.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 10:14:28 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: a fool in paradise

The only thing that will save this nation is God.

Traditional marriage supporters are now being discriminated by the high freaking court of all places. They are No court to me. Impeachment for these activists.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 10:15:23 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: schm0e

One of those judges who upheld Obamacare had formerly been an advocate for it (before she was seated on the bench).

Corruption in the Supreme Court.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 10:15:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

“We are living in a state of anarchy.”

Not yet. For now it’s more like oligarchical despotism.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 10:16:06 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: a fool in paradise

>> The goal is to smash the patriarchy. Smash monogamy. Destroy the institution of marriage.

And the Progressives use homosexual ‘marriage’ law to force the citizens into servicing and supporting homosexual behavior.


37 posted on 06/26/2013 10:16:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tumblindice

DWI laws are not enforced when the stopped driver is suspected of being an illegal immigrant.

There are plenty of examples of the refusal to enforce existing laws.

And when liberals willingly violate the law (in coordinated riots, for example), they are later released without charge.

Anarchy.


38 posted on 06/26/2013 10:18:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: tumblindice

Keep a close eye on the gun sales, people are getting nervous.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 10:18:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Gene Eric

Which WILL create the conditions of a future revolt.


40 posted on 06/26/2013 10:19:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

them ore im tryign to udnerstand htis them ore confusing it’s getting-

Basically the surpeme court refuises to hear prop 8 stating basically that ‘the right parties are not here to defend the the case’ meanign hte gov, auttourney gen, and officer of records, all three who were neamed i nthe case, were not there because htey refused to go to court to defend prop 8 (accordign the Shannon Breem’s summary of the ruling)

What’s goign on? were thsoe three the oens that broguht up prop 8 in the first place, and now have backed off and won’t defend it? or where they the htree that were opposed to prop 8 and they refuse to go to court ot defend the state’s position that prop 8 is not legal? I thought they were opposed to the prop 8? Shannon made it soudn liek they were refusign to SUPPORT/DEFEND prop 8 and so the supreme court htrew out the case

When I first heard the issue, it soudned to me like basically, 1: the peopel voted bannign gay marriage, 2: the state overruled the people BUT refused to provide any defense for their rule in an appeals court, nor i nthe supreme court, and so neither higher court could legally hear the case because the astate refused to defend their ruling- so the peopel were just crap out of luck

I thought hmmm- I wonder if that’s how it works in real life- a criminal say robs a bank, refuses to show up to court to defend hismelf, and so the court can’t pass judgement on him because he’s not there- because that sounds exactly liek what the supreme court just said “Nope- can’t hear the case because the state officials refuse to be present- so back down to the district court ruling- too bad so sad for the peopel who votede for prop 8”

Someoen please help clarify- I think Shannon Breem is confusing hte issue by insinuating it was the state who didn’t show up IN DEFENSE OF prop 8- but my undertanding was that hte state was OPPOSED TO prop 8?


41 posted on 06/26/2013 10:19:55 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Biggirl

Is ‘enemies of the human race’ actually in the majority decision? Or is it a comment made by one of the majority members during conference?


42 posted on 06/26/2013 10:19:56 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Biggirl
Rush is hitting on this big time.

What a mess.

43 posted on 06/26/2013 10:20:02 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Biggirl

Harriet Miers is looking pretty good right about now.


44 posted on 06/26/2013 10:20:21 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Harriet Meiers is looking pretty good right about now.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Francisco’s Rule: “Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”


45 posted on 06/26/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: a fool in paradise

Revolt is coming.


46 posted on 06/26/2013 10:20:55 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MarDav

Pray for its spiritual conversion.


47 posted on 06/26/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

There’s nothing I’d like better than seceding from the degenerate, Obama-voting “fag marriage” blue states.


48 posted on 06/26/2013 10:23:29 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Biggirl

I can’t find the words to properly express my gratitude to Justice Scalia for this dissent.

It’s perfect.


49 posted on 06/26/2013 10:24:16 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: schm0e
I repeat: the several branches are curiously synchronized.

Part of the Great Elite Consensus for Global Government (*which may be about to get blown to smithereens by something on Ed Snowden's thumb drive)


50 posted on 06/26/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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