The Constitution is the law of the land; it was written to protect all citizens of the USA. No one has the right or authority to arbitrarily rewrite the Constitution.
Americans certainly don’t need the Supreme Court meddling with their Constitution – the Justices seem to believe that they are our Supreme leaders who can infringe on our freedoms by rewriting our Constitutional laws.
Our Supreme Court seems to get confused on their duties; instead of interpreting the laws of our land, they have opted to rewrite the laws. Same sex marriage is a perfect example of the Justices meddling when they should have turned the decision on same sex marriage back to the States. This new law created by the Justices will snowball and they will be inundated with cases involving same sex marriage.
Problems are already surfacing – County Clerk Kim Davis Defends Refusal to Issue Marriage …
Roberts’s argument centered around the need to preserve states’ rights rather than follow the turn of public opinion. In ruling in favor of gay marriage, he said, “Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law.”
Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas joined him in his dissent.
While Roberts said he did not “begrudge” any of the celebrations that would follow the Court ruling, he had serious concerns that the Court had extended its role from constitutional enforcer to activist.
Roberts: “Understand well what this dissent is about: It is not about whether, in my judgment, the institution of marriage should be changed to include same-sex couples.”
“Understand well what this dissent is about: It is not about whether, in my judgment, the institution of marriage should be changed to include same-sex couples. It is instead about whether, in our democratic republic, that decision should rest with the people acting through their elected representatives, or with five lawyers who happen to hold commissions authorizing them to resolve legal disputes according to law,” he wrote.
According to Scalia, the majority ruling represents a “judicial Putsch.”
Scalia wrote that while he has no personal opinions on whether the law should allow same-sex marriage, he feels very strongly that it is not the place of the Supreme Court to decide.
“Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best,” Scalia wrote. “But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law.”
Scalia said he wanted to write a separate dissent “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” Thomas joined Scalia in the dissent.
Scalia attacked his colleagues’ opinion with his signature flourish. “The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic,” he wrote.
Scalia: “One would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.”
According to Scalia, the five justices in the majority used the 14th Amendment in a way that was never intended by its writers. “When the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868, every State limited marriage to one man and one woman, and no one doubted the constitutionality of doing so,” he wrote.
Another very biased decision by the Supreme Court Justices is Obamacare. The Supreme Court pretty much backed Obama’s healthcare grab; basically it was an infringement on our freedoms. There isn’t any place in the Constitution that gives the Government the right to control our healthcare.
It is apparent that the people have lost their voice and the Government is no longer a Government of the people, by the people and for the people.
May God Bless America