Scalia: Justice Kennedy Declared Us “Enemies of the Human Race”

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Well, isn’t that nice? These folks really are tolerant, huh? Justice Scalia unloads on this douchebag.

But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to condemn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.

It takes real cheek for today’s majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here—when what has preceded that assurance is a 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. I promise you this: The only thing that will “confine” the Court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.

In the majority’s telling, 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. A reminder that disagreement over something so fundamental as marriage can still be politically legitimate would have been a fit task for what in earlier times was called the judicial temperament. 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.

Not content with a “victory” for their side, it’s also time to taunt your opponents. Yesterday the left had a temper tantrum over the Voting Rights Act decision. Today they’re talking trash. Charming. Remember, when they call you a bigot, they’re projecting.

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2 Responses to “Scalia: Justice Kennedy Declared Us “Enemies of the Human Race””

  1. OhioHistorian on 26/26/13 at 7:23 pm

    I loved Kennedy’s idiotic statement. What was going on in the US back then was a push to make the definition of marriage a Constitutional amendment.

    The Republican House, the Democrat President BJ Clinton and a marginally Republican Senate put this bill in place because the American people were demanding this amendment and Bill Clinton was afraid of getting beat over this issue. Joe Biden was among the Dems that voted for it; in fact, only 14 votes were against it. In short, the Republicans compromised with the Democrats on this.

    So, where does an ignorant SCOTUS justice like Kennedy go? He says that it was put in place to harm people. Where was this oaf in 1996? The answer is: ON THE SUPREME COURT! So ignorant cannot even remember the history of what was going on and instead tries to blame it on bigotry.

    Finally, what is going on in DOMA represents the perfidy of the typical Progressive. He will not keep his promise. In fact, Democrats like Patty Murray who voted FOR it are now celebrating its demise. Same for that two-faced pond-scum named BJ Clinton.

  2. Tuerqas on 28/28/13 at 2:32 pm

    This is one of the most pathetic Gov’t/lib issues out there. A civil union clause should have been added decades ago, case closed. I have never had a problem getting even the most strict religious nuts I know to agree that this is America and we have the freedom to couple with any other age appropriate consenting human. A dedicated couple should get equal treatment before the law. However, the Gov’t has a check called the establishment clause which was written and meant as a double edged sword. From the very beginning the state should have had the right only to conduct civil unions, not sacred marriage rites.

    I honestly don’t think the Gov’t. was foresighted enough to plan for a time when homosexuality would become as accepted as it is today. They were typically shortsighted then and are power hungry enough now not to do the still sensible thing of changing the rite they perform to civil union, which would again close the case.

    The unadulterated BS in this issue is the liberal/big Gov’t collusion changing the very meanings of common words to fit their agenda. Look at a 25 year old dictionary and there is no reference to same sex anything under the term marriage. In any 10 year old dictionary or newer, same sex unions are in every dictionary as the 2nd or 3rd definition. Who writes those dictionaries?