On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, overturned thousands of years of precedent, convention, and common sense by denying the purpose of and obviating the very meaning of marriage.
This abortion of jurisprudence dare not be allowed to stand. It is a perversion of the fundamental precepts of propriety on which our civilization is based, and it is an insult and an affront to every civilized human being.
Nor is this my opinion only. Justice Scalia wrote in his dissent, “The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”
Even Chief Justice John Roberts, who has been blackmailed into President Obama's hip pocket, took umbrage with the decision, calling it "an act of will, not legal judgment"
One is tempted to compare this blatant excursion beyond Constitutional law and common sense to the Court's 1857 decision in Dred Scott v Sanford, in which it was declared that Negoes could not be citizens of the United States and that they could be held as property even within the borders of a free State.
At the time, Chief Justice Roger Taney opined that the Court's decision laid to rest forever the question of slavery in the United States. Instead, of course, it precipitated the panic of 1857, the burgeoning ascendancy of the Republican Party, and ultimately the deaths of over 620,000 Americans in the bloodiest and costliest conflict in American history.
And just as in 1857, Friday's flagrant usurpation of State sovereignty and suppression of the will of the People flies in the face of convention and logic.
It is also un-Constitutional and therefore illegal in the United States of America. Judicial legislation of immorality is beyond the Constitutional authority of the Supreme Court, and of every other branch of the federal government.
This decision is, therefore, under the contract by which We the People created the federal government – the Constitution of the United States – null and void. And we, as sovereign States of the United States, must resist by refusing to honor this illegal abuse of authority as legally binding within the borders of our separate States.
The Court handed down the Dred Scott decision on 6 March 1857, just two days after President James Buchanan's inauguration as 15th President of the United States. In his inaugural address, President Buchanan declared that the slavery question would "be speedily and finally settled" by the Supreme Court.
I am sure the queer living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is equally confident that the Supreme Court has settled the question of queer "marriage." He is wrong!
It took a civil war to overturn the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision. Let's hope we don't have to go that far this time.