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If you disagree with my beliefs in the performance of your duties I WANT YOU FIRED!! I want you out of business.

Never mind that my beliefs might offend you or your beliefs in some way. That has no bearing on anything.

You are nothing more than a racist, homophobic, religious fanatic, flag waving bigot — and I will make you pay. I’m right and you are wrong.

I have the power of the press, the politically correct crowd, the courts and anyone who is afraid to speak up in defiance on my side.

You have no one. All your protections are null and void.

Sound Familiar?

Today’s blog has nothing to do with the Confederate Flag or gay marriage or racial tensions. It has everything to do with a quote from Justice Antonin Scalia.

He chose to write a separate decent concerning the Supreme Courts ruling on gay marriage.

I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t you just say two sentences ago this was not about gay marriage? It’s not here’s the quote:

So it 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.”

Who Are The Rulers?

Scalia is right. Do nine people have the right to “create liberties” that are not mentioned in the Constitution? Where will such rulings end?

Many people disliked the “Obamacare Tax.” Others were upset by the “Citizen’s United” ruling. But at least those two were decided under The Commerce Clause and the First Amendment of the Constitution respectively. Not created out of thin air.

What’s next, no sprinkles on my doughnuts because of the anti-sugar crowd? Will the court decide that good health trumps my freedom to enjoy a good doughnut — with sprinkles?

Equal Protection Under The Law

The Supreme Court took state law and put it under Federal Law. Where could that go in the future? What happened to state’s rights?

Is my concealed gun carry permit now good in all 50 states? Will I need a federal license plate for my car? Is national ID right around the corner? Auschwitz tattooed numbers on my forearms?

We might as well just dump our individual state borders and laws and become the “Created Liberties of DC.”

The Federal Government owns half our state anyway; they tax us, track us, listen in on our phone and computer communications, but don’t listen to our grievances or opinions. You’re lucky if you get a form letter back from anyone of authority.

To force the issue in court could land you in bankruptcy.

Some Final Thoughts

Where does the rulings of the Supreme Court interpretations begin redefining our social liberties? Burning the American flag is protected speech but religious liberties and beliefs are not? Isn’t that part of the very first amendment?

Did I wake up in some alternate universe? A place where the rights and beliefs of Americans are ranked by nine people, with no alternative to those rankings? No redress of my grievances unless SCOTUS says I can?

Why bother to vote? My so called “liberties” are created for me by non-elected robed entities. Helena might as well be a ghost town for all the good it will afford me in the future.

States rights are slowly being ebbed away by congress, and the courts. So little at a time we barely notice. But I think in June we started noticing. And like Scalia, we aren’t real happy with what we’re seeing.

I really liked being able to govern ourselves. I guess that’s gone now.

My rose colored glasses are beginning to look a little out of focus.