Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Represent the Fracturing of American Culture. By Rush Limbaugh.

Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Represent the Fracturing of American Culture. By Rush Limbaugh., June 26, 2013.

Just 18 Months Ago, Barack Obama was a Bigot. By Rush Limbaugh., June 26, 2013.

Scalia’s Blistering Dissent on DOMA. By Tim Grieve. The Atlantic, June 26, 2013.

Antonin Scalia’s Gay Marriage Dissent Is Dripping With Contempt And Sarcasm. By Josh Barro. Business Insider, June 26, 2013.

Don’t Just Laugh Off Scalia as a Bigot. By Ira Chernus. History News Network, June 26, 2013.

Antonin Scalia’s Dissent in United States v. Windsor. Cornell University Law School. PDF. Also at Supreme

Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined. By Hadley Arkes. National Review Online, June 26, 2013.

Rush (Supreme Court Rulings):

Speaking of Scalia, his dissent today in the Defense of Marriage Act ruling is breathtaking. In his view, what’s happened here is the Supreme Court has now demonized proponents and supporters of traditional marriage as it has been understood for thousands of years. The Supreme Court majority, in its ruling, actually uses language that insults and demonizes the people who support marriage as it’s been since the beginning of time.

Now, if you ever had any doubt that the left is intolerant and fully invested in the low art of personal destruction through smear tactics, just read Scalia’s dissent in United States v. Wade. In this dissent he quotes the majority and illustrates how they smear – in a Supreme Court ruling, smear – supporters of traditional marriage as a means of justifying their opinion. What Scalia says is that the majority in the DOMA case, in order to arrive at their decision, actually says that the supporters of traditional marriage . . .

Well, they name-call. There’s no legal reasoning here, or very little. Scalia says the majority has arrived at its point of view because the opponents of homosexual marriage are reprobates and bigots. It’s disgusting. It demeans the Supreme Court, and it’s turned the Supreme Court into nothing different from any venue in this country where people argue. It proves that we are up against people who don’t give a damn about the rule of law or about basic decency or about decorum.

I have often said that what animates people on the left – what motivates them, what informs them – is defeating us. No matter how, no matter what, no matter what it means. Their hatred for us overwhelms anything else. No matter the result, victory that includes impugning and demeaning and insulting us is what they seek. It’s what makes them happy. Now, the left politicizes everything, and in this case, hardball politics became the name of the game.

Hardball politics, bare knuckles, rather than learned judicial reasoning.