The U.S. Supreme Court, in two separate decisions that Senator Ted Cruz labeled “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history” declared clearly that they are our rulers, and we are their serfs. Last Thursday, five out of control lawyers took a completely clear and unambiguous congressional statute and declared it ambiguous in order to “interpret” it to their liking. As Judge Andrew Napolitano – my favorite court observer – stated in analyzing the decision, they now feel free (actually have for a while now) to turn “yes” into “no” and “no” into “yes”.
Then Friday came, and five of these criminals suddenly decided that the fourteenth amendment, written in 1868 to provide equal protection of laws to former slaves, was written to allow homosexuals to marry. Constitution be damned. Congress be damned. States’ rights be damned. Six thousand years of human history be damned. Ironically, the sixth criminal, John Roberts, accused the other five of rewriting law – which he had just done the day before.
Too harsh to call them criminals? I don’t think so. After all, dictionary.com defines a crime as
an action or an instance of negligence that is deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals or to the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited.
Injurious? Just wait. And these yahoos are prohibited by the U. S. Constitution – the supreme law of this country – from making their own laws. So, yeah, criminals.
But will they be held accountable? Nah. At least not by humankind. Tyrants are above the laws they impose on the oppressed population. And members of Congress, the group legally responsible for putting a stop to this travesty, are bravely hiding behind their mommy’s skirts.
Too harsh to call them tyrants? I don’t think so. But I’ll let Justice Scalia, in his dissent, defend me:
“[I]t is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create ‘liberties’ that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”
“This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government. Except as limited by a constitutional prohibition agreed to by the People, the States are free to adopt whatever laws they like, even those that offend the esteemed Justices’ ‘reasoned judgment.’ A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
“[W]hat really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial Putsch.”
So yeah, tyrants. And in case you’re not familiar with the word, a putsch is a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends upon suddenness and speed.” It’s a German word. Hitler tried it once.