“The Rule of Law is second only to the Rule of Love. The here and now is less important than the hereafter.” — Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice.
In America, the Supreme Court is the ultimate judge. Once it has decided a matter, that’s pretty much it. Antonin Scalia, one of the judges who sits on that court, has said — in as many words — that he only respects the rule of law insofar as it does not conflict with his religious beliefs. For that, nothing short of impeachment is suitable.
The last Supreme Court judge to be impeached was “Old Bacon Face,” Samual Chase. In 1805, he was brought up on charges that he treated defendants unfairly based on his political bias. He was eventually acquitted. Of particular note is that Chase’s impeachment set the benchmark for several judicial boundaries. Most notably, it set the “gold standard” that Supreme Court justices are required to abstain from partisan politics. And let’s be perfectly clear: Religious intrusion into the law of the land is a partisan political matter. Just ask Rick Perry.
Chase’s alleged crimes were less egregious than Scalia’s. While Chase was accused of “bending the law” unfairly based on his own personal beliefs, Judge Scalia has said in as many words that he does not hold himself to the law when it conflicts with his personal beliefs. Like so many other Christians in politics, his gold standard is his religious convictions, and he will only follow the law if it conforms to them.
At this point, we might as well throw the Constitution in the trash. If a judge can preside over the highest court in the land and impose his own personal beliefs on cases, then the Constitution has no meaning. It is simply a suggestion to be ignored.
There are irrefutable facts that cannot be ignored:
- The U.S. government was established with a document that has not one single mention of God.
- The U.S. government was established with the clear intent of NOT becoming like the religious monarchy the colonists had fled.
- The Bible, and by extension Christian governmental ideals, are antithetical to the U.S. form of government.
This isn’t the first time Scalia has proven his unworthiness. In 2003, he had to recuse himself from a case involving “Under God.” You see, he claimed in a speech that the Framers of the Constitution didn’t intend to “exclude God from the public forums and from political life.” Clearly, unequivocally, undeniably, Scalia is biased beyond mere partisan leaning. He is a danger to the ideals of the framers, and an insult to the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating America – a place where religious freedom was guaranteed by the dogged refusal of government to endorse or favor any religion. He is a votary of metaphysical woo, not a champion for fairness, equality, and justice.
Antonin Scalia has spit on the Constitution. He has told us very clearly that he is not qualified to preside over a court whose sacrosanct duty is to uphold the law. He is a Christian first and an American second. He is a traitor to his position, and a traitor to the American people.