From Abington School District v. Schempp to Gay Marriage

Just over 52 years.      What’s next?   Tick-tock……


4 responses to “From Abington School District v. Schempp to Gay Marriage

  1. Definition of DEMOCRACY:
    *government by the people; especially : rule of the majority

    The moral of the American story:
    Never belong to the majority,
    chances are, you will lose.
    So much for democracy.

  2. @Johnstoirvin–
    I hear you…. But, in this case, it was more the fault of the courts. Technically, we are in a republic, not a democracy, but that does not matter in this case, since by the absurd doctrine of the courts ruling on the legality of laws, the legislature does not matter anyway.

    If it makes you feel any better, both Madison and Jefferson were dismayed at this turn of events.

    The Supreme Court has been a sick joke for well over 100 years, but the seeds were planted with Marbury v. Madison (1803).

    • Yes, we are a Constitutional Republic functioning under the rules of democracy. I should have made that more clear.

  3. Marbury v. Madison wasn’t wrongly decided, they just ruled that the Constitution trumps statutes, which is right.

    The rot really set in with the Dred Scott decision, in which the SCOTUS invented the “constructive due process” fiction to justify shredding the Constitution. That same fiction was subsequently used as the excuse to justify equally blatant lies in Griswold v. Connecticut, and Roe v. Wade.

    Now they’ve done it again. We don’t have a democracy, we are ruled by a junta of nine old men and women in black robes.

    Not one of them truly believes that the Constitution contains a protection for behavior which was illegal everywhere in the world when the Constitution was written. But five of them think it should, so they lied and said that it does.

    “Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “The true key for the construction of everything doubtful in a law is the intention of the law-makers. This is most safely gathered from the words, but may be sought also in extraneous circumstances provided they do not contradict the express words of the law.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, 1808

    “On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “Strained constructions… loosen all the bands of the Constitution.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “One single object… [will merit] the endless gratitude of society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “The Constitution on which our Union rests, shall be administered by me [as President] according to the safe and honest meaning contemplated by the plain understanding of the people of the United States at the time of its adoption — a meaning to be found in the explanations of those who advocated, not those who opposed it, and who opposed it merely lest the construction should be applied which they denounced as possible.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “I do then, with sincere zeal, wish an inviolable preservation of our present federal Constitution, according to the true sense in which it was adopted by the States, that in which it was advocated by its friends, and not that which its enemies apprehended, who therefore became its enemies.”
    – Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799

    The really tragic thing about this shamefully dishonest Court decision is the harm it will do to children who are adopted by couples like Frank Lombard & Kenneth Shipp, Mark Newton & Peter Truong, George Harasz & Douglas Wirth, etc.

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