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Scalia and DOMA (06/30/2013)
From: Don Evanson

Minnesota City, Minn.

Reportedly, a woman queried of Doctor Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, “Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” “A republic, if you can keep it,” he replied.

Justice Scalia was understandably disturbed by the DOMA decision issued by the monarchical majority of his Supreme Court colleagues today, a narrowly exerted 5:4 opinion.

Here is a bit of what he had to say; “It takes real cheek for today’s majority, as it is going out the door, to leave us with that comforting assurance, when what has preceded is a lengthy lecture on how superior the majority’s moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress’s hateful moral judgment against it.”

He also expressed that “the opinion will be a judicial distortion of our society’s debate over marriage.” And, “In the majority’s telling, however, this story is black and white: hate your neighbor or come along with us.” “The truth is more complicated. It is hard to admit that one’s political opponents are not monsters, especially in a struggle like this one, and the challenge in the end proves more than today’s court can handle. Too bad.”

His comments bring to mind the attitude that the editorial committee of the Winona Daily News has left exposed for its readership. To paraphrase, “Support same-sex marriage, or be considered a bigoted homophobe.”

The Court decision is a good example of what the regressive Progressives have wrought upon us.

May the blessings of the Lord (or Gaia, or whatever you want to consider) be abundantly bestowed upon Justice Scalia, for he “gets it.” To the contrary, the lack of restraint on the part of that monarchical majority of his colleagues can only serve to further the growing lack of confidence that the public finds in what the judiciary of all levels brings to our system of governance, wherein there is a division of power amongst the branches, as provided by our founding documents.

 

 

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