So when is a minority a minority?
“It’s not up to the courts to
invent new minorities that get special protections,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently told the Federalist Society. He was defending his decisions on DOMA and California Prop 8, implying gay people are a “minority” under the law. Scalia often makes these anti-“minority” decsions. Replace the word gay with almost any group smaller than the white male, and sometimes when it suits him, female population and he is exhaustingly predictable.
Scalia often lives in a topsy-turvy world where his own words oddly prove him wrong and this is one of those times.
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The Tea Party loves liberty and freedom and well they should. No one likes to be mashed under the jackboot, drink tea under totalitarianism, or otherwise be ruthlessly held under duress by a tyrant. After all, that’s what the Constitution is all about. Sic semper tyrannis and all that.
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When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than Pat Robertson.
God’s official gaffemeister, says it’s okay to punch out of a presumably ‘traditional’ marriage if one spouse has Alzheimer’s.
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Tagged 700 Club, Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease, Defense of Marriage Act, divorce, DOMA, for better or worse and in sickness and health until death do us part, God, Gospel of Mark, Jesus, kind of death, marriage, Pat Robertson, Politics, Religion, traditional values |