Justice Scalia Issues Scathing Dissent in Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ruling: ‘Pride Goeth Before a Fall’

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The “unelected committee of nine.”

(Christian News Network) As one of the four justices that dissented from today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring that all 50 states must legalize same-sex “marriage,” Justice Antonin Scalia issued a sharp rebuke of his colleagues’ arrogance, warning that “pride goeth before a fall.”

“The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic,” he wrote. “It is one thing for separate concurring or dissenting opinions to contain extravagances, even silly extravagances, of thought and expression; it is something else for the official opinion of the court to do so.”

Scalia was speaking of his disapproval of five black-robed justices issuing an edict that he opined was “highly unrepresentative” of the nation and “hardly a cross-section of America.”

“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,” he said. “And to allow the policy question of same-sex marriage to be considered and resolved by a select, patrician, highly unrepresentative panel of nine is to violate a principle even more fundamental than no taxation without representation: no social transformation without representation.”

“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,” he said.

Scalia then began to speak with sarcasm, stating that he believed the justices’ ruling reeked of arrogance.

“[W]hat really astounds is the hubris reflected in today’s judicial putsch,” he said. “The five justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every state violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003.” Continue reading

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One Response to Justice Scalia Issues Scathing Dissent in Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ruling: ‘Pride Goeth Before a Fall’

  1. Darrel June 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    Scalia is quite correct, as is Chief Justice Roberts when he stated that the majority decision had nothing to do with the constitution.

    This whole thing has been fifty years or more in the making. It is based on lies that have been told so many times that they have morphed into truth. It is a sad day when a scant 3-4% of a nation can hold the entire population in it’s hands by threats and intimidation which is exactly what has happened. The rule of law has been thrown out the door according to Roberts and Scalia in favor of an emotional appeal based on nothing more a desire to change the way a nation decides right from wrong; good from evil. The outcome is that “gay rights” now trumps everyone else’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. How many have lost their jobs when they speak out against the evils of homosexuality? And what of those discharged from a military career (most in disgrace) for a similar stand? How many small businesses have been forced to capitulate to the gay’s demands or go out of business? How many have suffered vicious personal attacks both physical and psychological for daring to tell the truth about homosexuality? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘one’ then that is two too many. To deprive anyone of their livelihood simple because they will not agree that your “lifestyle” is normal is a form of assault. It is no different that what we see all over the world every day except -for now- there is no bloodshed, just ruined careers and lives and homes all in order for these demented ‘thinkers’ to have their way. So what is the difference between the lgbtq crowd and ISIS or any other terrorist group? None. The outcome is the same.

    If one thinks this is the end of all of this, please think again. The dam has been broken, the flood has begun and soon enough it will be at your doorstep. What will you do when this is taught to your children? In many states it is being taught now and has been for years. What will you do when your children are invited to participate (this, too, is happening now)? What will you do when they are forced to participate? What will you do when you are forced to participate? Think it will never happen? I hope not, too, but ‘all bets are off’ and only the mercy of the Lord will keep us from the hands and wickedness of these evil people.

    Now is a good time for the Christian to get alone with his God and seek His Face for guidance, mercy, and boldness to speak His Word. May it please the Lord to grant repentance to all His chosen.

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