Happy Hour News Briefs
Our old pal Rev. Fishsticks wants us to know that “When it comes to marriage and the family, 6/26/15 is our 9/11.”
That is the date when the Supreme Court decided Obergefell, which allowed marriage equality, which is totally the same as the worst terrorist attack on US soil. But wait! It get’s more offensive! Fishsticks compares marriage equality to Dred Scott, you know, so he can pit the ‘mos against the blahs, because that’s the way he rolls:
- “We the People” enacted the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.
- Since “all legislative powers” have been vested in Congress, according to Article I, it is constitutionally impossible for the Supreme Court to create the “law of the land.” The Court issues opinions; it does not create law.
- In the Constitution, “we the people” gave very limited powers of action to the central government in Article I, Section 8. If it’s not in there, the federal government has no authority to do it at all, and defining marriage is not in there.
- Since “we the people” gave no authority to the central government to define marriage, that power is reserved completely to the States and the people by the 10th Amendment.
- Therefore, Obergefell was as wrongly decided as Dred Scott was, and should be overturned or ignored as soon as humanly possible.
As far as I know, there is no finite number of rights, and so granting equal rights to one group does not take them away from another, and yet, Fishsticks and his ilk seems to think that is how the word spins.