Chief Justice Roberts’ Dissent

The marriage case was a rare one in which every single justice in the minority wrote their own dissent, then joined in the other dissents as well. It seems they really wanted to get their views on the record. I want to take a look at some of those dissents and the sometimes laughable arguments they present, starting with the primary dissent from Chief Justice Roberts.
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Justice Kennedy’s Reasoning in Upholding Marriage Equality

Unless you’ve been vacationing in the jungles of Suriname, you know by now that the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same-sex marriage on equal par with opposite-sex marriages. I want to highlight some of the reasoning and language Justice Kennedy used in his opinion.
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Starnes Asks God to Send Plagues of Hornets on His Enemies

Todd Starns, speaking at the recent Faith and Freedom event put on by Ralph Reed, got himself all worked up into a lather and, citing the sending of plagues that God allegedly sent on his enemies in the Old Testament, asked him to send hornets and cicadas and other bugs on the Supreme Court and anyone else who does things he doesn’t like.
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Fox and Friends Still Pretending Charleston Wasn’t About Race

The three headed idiot known as the Fox and Friends morning show are still defending their ridiculous claim last week that the Charleston shootings were about being anti-Christian rather than anti-black. Even after the killer’s manifesto that explicitly laid out his racist motivations, they still want to pretend otherwise.
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Supreme Court Upholds Federal Subsidies in Obamacare

In a decision that came out pretty much exactly as I expected, the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the distribution of tax subsidies in the federal health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act by a 6-3 vote. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy joined the four liberals on the court and Roberts wrote the majority opinion.
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Stop Pretending the South’s Secession Was About Anything But Slavery

I’ve written about this many times before, but it’s come up again with the recent brouhaha over the Confederate flag. For the first time in 150 years, we’re finally seeing progress made on bringing that vile symbol down from public places, but some are still pretending that the confederacy wasn’t really about slavery. This is absolute nonsense.
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Starnes: Those Who Oppose Confederate Flag Just Like ISIS

Todd Starnes, Fox News’ resident lying hysteric, did a commentary in an annoying Howdy Doody meets Paul Harvey voice comparing those who oppose the confederate flag flying over state capitols to ISIS destroying ancient cities and artifacts. Because those two things are just like one another, aren’t they?
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Keyes: Charleston Shooting Was Pro-Gay, Anti-Christian Violence

The lengths to which people will go to avoid reality is astounding sometimes. Even after we have Dylann Roof’s own writings that explicitly say that he murdered nine people at a church in Charleston because he’s a racist and wants to start a race war, Alan Keyes is still pretending that it was really anti-Christian motivations — and maybe pro-gay too!
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