The Big, Fat Gay Marriage Post-Mortum

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/big-fat-gay-marriage-post-mortem_982463.html?page=3

Best passage, and something that needs a great deal of attention, how the four far-left justices are no longer impartial judges, but a radical leftist voting block:

“Did you notice that there was not an iota of speculation about how the four Progressive justices would vote?

There was never a shadow of a doubt. In the plethora of opinions generated by these three cases, there is not a single one authored by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, or Sonia Sotomayor. There was no need. They are the Left’s voting bloc. There was a better chance that the sun would not rise this morning than that any of them would wander off the reservation.

How can that be? Jurisprudence is complex. Supple minds, however likeminded, will often diverge, sometimes dramatically, on principles of constitutional adjudication, canons of statutory construction, murky separation-of-powers boundaries, the etymology of language, and much else. Witness, for example, the spirited debate between the Court’s two originalists, Scalia and Clarence Thomas, over a statute that, in defiance of Obama policy, treats Jerusalem as sovereign Israeli territory. But not the Court’s lefties, not on the major cases. And it is not so much that they move in lockstep. It is that no one expects them to do anything but move in lockstep-not their fellow justices, not the political branches, and certainly not the commentariat, right or left. It is simply accepted that these justices are not there to judge. They are there to vote… .

Once it has become a given that a critical mass of the Supreme Court is no longer expected, much less obliged, to do law, then the Court is no longer a legal institution.”

Ignoring this case and addressing the bigger Constitutional issue, this has become a national tragedy. These four leftists judges voted identically on 15 of 16 cases this year, with only one straying in a single case. How is this even possible? It has rendered the SC a complete farce. And leftists Dems and their media toadies hold them up as paragons of jurisprudence and objectivity, yet always in the right. These four are not intelligent jurists, they are mindless zombies for the left. By comparison, the three solid conservative justices only voted in block on 11 of 16 cases.

Other Voices

No truce with the left:

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/06/no-truce-with-left.html

100%

The tolerant left, yeah right:

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/07/02/bad-news-from-mr-sulu-clarence-thomas-is-a-clown-in-blackface/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/29/rainbow-of-hate-catholic-priest-reports-being-spit-on-at-gay-marriage-parade/

You can’t compromise with culture warriors:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420560/culture-warriors-gay-marriage-polygamy-jonah-Goldberg

Secular media stupidly proves Catholic Vote’s point by slamming video:

http://www.catholicvote.org/secular-media-reveals-intolerance-slams-cvs-viral-pro-marriage-video/

I told you. Radical leftists and their media friends will do everything they can to stifle dissent and marginalize Christian. It is time to fight back. Stand up, be heard and go on the attack. It is time to go after the left and left-wing media propaganda as anti-Christian bigots! Label them “Christianophobes”. Repeat daily for years. That is how we ended up here in the first place. A long-term propaganda war from the left.

The Pointless, Futile Stupidity of The Left

No sane person isn’t outraged by the horrible church shootings in Charleston SC. Such crimes cannot be condemned loudly enough. However, as per usual the reaction from the left, it’s media toadies and the increasingly frightened business community has been what? Ban a flag! The Confederate flag of course. Oh, that’s it, these horrible acts of racism were due to flag!

As usual, the left does nothing to address the actual problem, it does something to make itself feel better. It’s actions are more often than not totally pointless and futile. For the left it isn’t about results, it is about making oneself feel like a good person. It is about thinking the ‘right” thoughts. Oh, and ironically, the perp was a drug offender, who, if he had been charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor, would not have been able to LEGALLY buy his gun in SC. And here I thought drug offenders weren’t violent. Let the left wrap their heads around that.

Let’s Celebrate Dependence Day

With the troubling state of things in the US, the government needs to change “Independence Day” to “Dependence Day”. Cradle to grave entitlements, Obamacare, out of control regulation, the record size and intrusiveness of government, government defined marriage, the Fed manipulation of financial markets, the IRS, the NSA, I could go on and on. Leftists in academia, the media, and the Democratic party want to control every aspect of your lives, except for sex and its consequences, of course.

So go ahead, celebrate Dependence Day this year.

Leftist Government Tyranny

Government should never be allowed to induce a private individual or a private entity to perform a service or provide a “benefit” if it violates their Constitution rights, but that is exactly what the government is attempting to do as it relates to freedom of religion. Fortunately, in the Hobby Lobby case pertaining to abortion coverage, the government lost. But the assault on religious freedom from the same-sex marriage crowd has started.

Advocates of SSM want their lifestyle to trump all other rights. They want to become THE number one protected class. They claim that failure to perform services for SSM is the same as racial discrimination, but this is categorically false. No legitimate religion argues for discrimination on the basis of race. Furthermore, the advocate of SSM has plenty of remedies. If someone won’t bake them a cake or allow a ceremony to be held at their hall, there are plenty of other options – people and businesses that will gladly serve them. Furthermore this is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attack on Christianity, especially Catholic and Evangelical churches. Funny, but I don’t see the SSM crowd asking Muslim bakers to bake them a cake, or an African-American church getting pilloried over their opposition. I can’t wait for that. There will be all kinds of unintended consequences if religious freedom is not respected and protected. What we be next, Satanists forcing Christians to serve them at their ceremonies? Muslim or Jewish caterers forced to serve pork? It is a slippery slope.

I can be agnostic on religion and still be deeply offended by the government’s overreach. At a high level, government should never have the right to infringe on a businessperson’s Constitutional freedoms, be it religion, association, speech, ect. If businesses want to turn away customers with ill intent, it will eventually hurt their bottom line.

The Illiberal Left

You will never hear the word liberal used to describe the left or Democrats on this site. They have perverted the meaning of the word. They are illiberal or anti-liberal. Traditional liberalism advocated for civil liberties, political freedom, the rule of law, economic freedom and small government. Does that sound like the left today? They are as far from these ideals as they can possibly be. They are much closer to fascism than liberalism. Government intrusion, central planning, shunning the Constitution and the rule of law, seeking to muzzle opposing views. Does this sound like liberalism? And no, having the government enforce a nationwide same-sex marriage mandate is not promoting freedom. In some cases, one person’s freedom can be another’s tyranny. So let’s never refer to these people as liberals. They are leftists, or leftist-fascists.

Why The SCOTUS Got It Wrong Last Week

Last week was a great one for the far-left and Obama, and a terrible one for conservatives, the Constitution, and individual liberty. I won’t dwell on the court’s tortured interpretation of “state” in the Obamacare decision. Suffice to say Roberts and the majority decided that it was for “the greater good”, Constitution be damned. Even worse was the expected ruling on same-sex marriage.

I won’t dwell on the moral aspects, as there are plenty of other reasons the narrow 5-4 majority screwed up royally. Here are the major points:

1) The court citing equal protection is dubious. In addition, marriage has always been the purview of individual states, not the federal government. The SC violated the Federalism clause and should have left this up to the democratic process. Most states had approved it anyway. I may not agree with it but I can live with popular vote or state legislatures deciding.

2) The state’s interest in promoting marriage includes having children to further the populace. This is impossible in the case of same-sex marriage.

3) Evidence was provided in amicus briefs that SSM does harm children in the rare cases where they are present. Children do better with a mother and a father, a notion that the radical left wants to destroy. The court ignored this evidence.

4) This has opened up a Pandora’s box of attacks on religious freedom, despite the denials by supporters of SSM. It is going to get ugly. Never mind the problems with natural law.