Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why Am I Not Surprised At Scalia?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has said he would have dissented in the 1954 Brown vs the Board of Education case, which struck down separate but equal schools. He also said that the Brown decision was one that the "majority liked better." He likened it to "creating new rights that no one thought existed." Although, he said that it was a better idea, that did not make it right.

Well Mr. Scalia, the Constitution states at its beginning that all men are created equal. Segregation meant less rights for one group, and separate schools were segregation and less education for one group. If that isn't unconstitutional, then I do not know the meaning. If I didn't know that this man was put on the bench of the US Supreme Court by a Republican majority, I would be pulling my hair out wondering what in the world he is doing in that position.

It seems as if every time we turn around, another nightmare from the Bush Administration flashes it ugly head. Scalia is definitely a serious nincompoop, who has no business being where he is. Unfortunately, he is relatively young, so we will have to put up with him for many years to come. Hopefully, the rest of the justices will be of reasonable intelligence and able to provide some balance to his seriously flawed decisions.


Doug B said...

Yeah, what a piece of work. He also dosen't believe it unconstitional to execute an innocent person.

Diane J Standiford said...

I was so afraid the GOP would win last year, and another judge like him would be appointed. Whew. He is scary.

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

Oh, geesh. What a moron. Brown is the cornerstone of all civil rights legislation on the books & is the basis for getting rid of segregation. I'm afraid we're seeing the rise of Fascism here ... draped in the flag & carrying a Bible.