It’s stunning how fast things can change in the La-La Land that passes for liberal logic.
Within a day of the Supreme Court’s ruling creating a constitutional right to homosexual “marriage,” the same sort of people who see burning the U.S. flag as free speech were suddenly gung-ho for America and accusing dissenters from the court’s majority opinion of committing treason.
Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast is of the opinion that part of a Supreme Court justice’s job is to quell controversy.
Dipping into one of the homosexual rights movement’s favorite straw man arguments, Michaelson compares Friday’s ruling to Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled segregation in schools illegal, and Loving v. Virginia, which found race-based marriage bans unconstitutional. Both rulings were 9-0 under the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Michaelson takes a dim view of the four justices who dissented from the wholly unconstitutional marriage decision. He wrote:
“With invective and hyperbole, they pour fuel on the fire of the controversy over same-sex marriage. Rather than merely state their views and disagreements, they use heated language to accuse the five-person majority of imperialism, a ‘putsch,’ and worse.
“Thus, the unprecedented calls of elected officials for open revolt against the Supreme Court—a shocking display of treason—are now accompanied by calls from within the Court itself that Obergefell is illegitimate, and the Supreme Court itself no longer worthy of full respect.”
Contrary to Michaelson’s esteemed legal opinion, it’s the court’s majority which took it upon itself to go against centuries of American jurisprudence and the rule of law. If anyone is guilty of anything, it’s five unelected tyrants in black robes who decided they knew better than the residents and lawmakers of 30 states and the Founding Fathers.
But treason is a charge that tyrants like to throw around when the people they are victimizing stand up and fight back. In this case, it’s anyone who believes in the Constitution and traditional values who is committing treason in the eyes of the Left.
Maybe it’s time we started wearing the brand of traitor like a badge of honor.