Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nothing But Corruption

Anyone who followed the utterly disingenuous behavior of the five right wing Justices on the Supreme Court yesterday must be painfully aware that they have absolutely no intention of deciding this case on its merits, and have predetermined to rule for the Republicans, regardless of the dishonesty it takes to do so.

And even reliably left wing, intelligent blogs won't let themselves see the whole horrible truth:

"Kagan Throws Scalia's Own Religious Liberty Arguments Back In His Face...During oral arguments Tuesday about the validity of Obamacare's birth control mandate, Justice Elena Kagan cleverly echoed Justice Antonin Scalia's past warning that religious-based exceptions to neutral laws could lead to "anarchy." 

Kagan's remarks might sound familiar to the legally-trained ear. In a 1990 majority opinion in Employment Division v. Smith, Scalia alluded to the same examples of what might happen if religious entities are permitted to claim exemptions from generally applicable laws. He warned that "[a]ny society adopting such a system would be courting anarchy."

Do these people (including Justice Kagan) think that pointing out the inconsistency of their arguments will change what they are about to do or even make them hesitate for a second before engaging in their latest act of dishonesty?  Remember that these are the guys that abandoned their supposedly sacred doctrine of States' rights to put George W. Bush in the White House, and who abandoned the entire history of American jurisprudence to make a ruling enabling the rich to buy elections.  No, this issue is something that Republican neanderthals intend to run on this year, so their corrupt Supreme Court Justices are not going to let it wither, merely because it is antithetical both to their own previous declarations and the entire history of American Jurisprudence.

This is corruption on a massive scale, in the single place that this country can least afford to harbor the corrupt.  It is so obvious that it is painful that no one except a few fringe characters like Green Eagle are willing to state the simple truth.  It is one more fruit of the decades-long campaign by the rich to destroy our democracy.  The last time that something like this occurred, the result was a depression, which awoke enough Americans that the Democrats were able to do the right thing to set the country back on track.  This time these evil people have learned from their mistakes.  They let a Democratic administration put just enough band-aids on the problem to prevent the American people from waking up, so no one would really try to stop the only substantial threat to our country that exists in the world today.  And on they go, eating away at the pathetic remnants of democracy that still exist.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Sadness, sadness ...