Saturday, October 06, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Scalia says...

When gay rights go to the Supreme Court, we already know Justice Scalia will vote.  He has told the AP - regardless of the case that "Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state," Scalia said at the American Enterprise Institute."**
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He says he is a textualist. It's kind of a word he made up.  Scalia calls himself a "textualist" and, as he related to a few hundred people who came to buy his new book and hear him speak in Washington the other day, that means he applies the words in the Constitution as they were understood by the people who wrote and adopted them.
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(AP Story LINKs)
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I would be okay with this, if he was consistent.  And yet, where exactly in the constitution does it textually say that Corporations have Free Speech rights?  See, if doesn't.  Yet he found campaign finance laws limit a corporations' right to free speech.  So I say "textualist"?  My Aunt Fanny.
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And this is what we mean by "homophobe" - someone who hates or fears homosexuals.  If you have to twist words to pre-emptively say that you will not allow gays basic rights, regardless of the merits of the case and regardless of the Constitutional Oath you took not to pre-judge a case -   well then you clearly hate fags.
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** Note:  Since 1970 it (sodomy both homo and heterosexual) has been legislatively legalized in most states.  In the last 14 states (mainly the old south and the mormons of Utah and Idaho) it was legalized by the Supreme Court in 2003.  Given his "last 200 years" comments, martial rape, forced child labor and cocaine consumption should all still be legal.

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