Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Alito and Scalia: Have You No Sense of Decency Sirs? - ReligiousLeftLaw.com

The Supreme Court refuses to allow telephone cameras.    They claim to fear grandstanding and spectacle.  But it's too late for that.  They release audio now - often same day.  Much of the Justices' banter (especially by Antonin Scalia) is  talk radio talking points.  That's politics.  As usual.
BTW I don't think the polygamy questions are out to lunch.  There's no need to extend marriage thus, but shouldn't "Big Love" be decriminalized?  And while I'm at it, if porn flick sex is legal, why not prostitution?  Regulation but not criminalization seems a reasonable choice.  - gwc
Alito and Scalia: Have You No Sense of Decency Sirs? - ReligiousLeftLaw.com
In the 1940s and 1950s, countless people in the US were being bullied and brutalized by the anti-communist scare tactics and character assassinations ofSenator Joseph McCarthy. The end of the McCarthy red-baiting era began when Joseph Welch stood up to McCarthy after he attacked a young lawyer on his staff. Welch was appalled by McCarthy’s callous disregard and despite McCarthy’s power, challenged him by stating: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.” He concluded by saying “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

In the recent marriage equality case, Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia argued that marriage equality opens the door to polygamy, underage sex, and incest between brothers and sisters. This is the modern equivalent of McCarthy red-baiting and deserves the same response.

The cruel, illogical, heartless and hateful arguments of Alito and Scalia give considerable support and inspiration to right wing groups who literally demonize our sisters and brothers and sons and daughters who seek only to marry their same sex partners just like the rest of us.

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