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.”