Saturday, June 14, 2008

All you need to know about the supreme court decision

So, the other day, the US supreme court decided that we were going to remain a country marginally committed to the rule of law (or at least a country 5/9ths committed to this). Anyhow, McCain is climbing on the bandwagon of Justice Scalia's dissenting opinion and asserting that giving people in Guantanamo real trials will "cause the death of many more Americans". Here is all you need to know about Justice Scalia's dire warnings:
Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion, which called the decision “disastrous,” “devastating” and tragic, was reminiscent of the tone of his dissenting opinion almost exactly five years ago, when the court overturned a Texas criminal sodomy law and set out a constitutional foundation for gay rights.

That decision, Lawrence v. Texas, portended a “massive disruption of the current social order,” Justice Scalia wrote then. State laws “against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity” were all “called into question by today’s decision,” he warned.

Right ... so ... if we let gay people fuck the terrorists will win. Are we really going to continue to take the opinions of this nut-case seriously?

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