Quotations by Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia rightly realized that the United States of America is not a democracy.  We submit to the will of a nine member court, and their desires supercede the will of 320 million Americans…


Scalia Dissent On Same-Sex Marriage

“A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”

  • Dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges   June 2015




Must-Read Quotes From Scalia’s Blistering Same-Sex Marriage Dissent

Anyone who thought Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Thursday’s Obamacare — which Scalia now calls “SCOTUScare” — ruling was intense should read his dissent in Friday’s 5-4 rulinglegalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. In fact, Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano said that Scalia’s Obamacare dissent “looks like a Christmas card” compared to his rebuke of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion.


Scalia didn’t hold back in his criticisms of the Supreme Court and the “wisdom” of five robed members of the federal government.

We pulled out a dozen of the best quotes from his blistering disagreement with the SCOTUS majority (emphasis added)  Here are two of them:

No. 1: SCOTUS Is a ‘Threat’

“I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.”

No. 2: Our New Rulers

“[I]t is not of special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. 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. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create ‘liberties’ that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention.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.


4 thoughts on “Quotations by Antonin Scalia

  1. Our Nation has sunken to a new low. Today in Seattle Times- GOP’s threat may drive Obama to liberal nominee. We can try and sift through the rhetoric and wrangle over what political party said what first that started the partisan nonsense about who the next appointee might or might not be for SCOTUS, but here’s my take….
    The late Justice’s body is not even cold, and we’re bombarded with GOP this, Liberal that. It just seems to me that this type of reporting just pits Americans against Americans.
    My goodness. The man’s body is not even cold. Americans aren’t even allowed to morn for a day on the loss of a significant American regardless of who or what he represented. It seems outrageous to me. Life should have more value than being used to create hatred. Further desensitizing to death as being insignificant, without the time to even digest or reflect on the man’s life. Shameful of politicians and news reporting, if it can be called news any longer. Just an observation.
    And that’s all I got to say about that….


    • Well said Dan. I could not agree more. I hope Tom Is not right, and Obama is our last president. A lot of people believe a power play is in the works before he checks out in January, 2017. I bet you guys talked about that a lot… Patrick Henry refused to run for president because he was so disappointed the Supreme Court was overly empowered. Now we pay the consequences.


      • Very disturbing circumstances surrounding Justice Scalia’s death. Pillow on his face and no autopsy? Think POTUS will wait till Congress is on Christmas recess, then will appoint Holder or Lynch thru Executive Recess Appointment. Precedence was set two yrs ago when he did the same action for 3 other appointees. Prayers for our Nation.


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