Today, Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia was found dead on vacation in Texas, and immediately upon the news of his death, every liberal in the world began secret and not-so-secret celebrations. See, as liberals, we are supposed to be compassionate towards all human life, no matter how vile or corrupt.
Unfortunately for the ultimate liberals in the world, I am not one of those liberals, and I am here to discuss what an utter piece of fecal matter Antonin Scalia really was. Not only did he hold one of the most important seats in American government, but Scalia has been quoted saying some of the most hideous things to ever come out of a human mouth. Below are five things that Justice Scalia said during his far-too-lengthy existence.
1. When Justice Scalia spoke out against the SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality:
‘If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,’ I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of [legendary former Chief Justice] John Marshall and [former Justice] Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.’
2. When sodomy was decriminalized in Texas, he said:
‘Today’s opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct…. [T]he Court has taken sides in the culture war, departing from its role of assuring, as neutral observer, that the democratic rules of engagement are observed.’
3. When he said the Constitution doesn’t protect women from discrimination based on gender:
‘You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant.’
4. When he said that facts should not stop the courts from executing people found guilty:
‘This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is ‘actually’ innocent. Quite to the contrary, we have repeatedly left that question unresolved, while expressing considerable doubt that any claim based on alleged ‘actual innocence’ is constitutionally cognizable.’
5. When he said torture was constitutional:
‘We have never held that that’s contrary to the Constitution. And I don’t know what provision of the Constitution that would, that would contravene.
Listen, I think it is very facile for people to say, ‘Oh, torture is terrible.’ You posit the situation where a person that you know for sure knows the location of a nuclear bomb that has been planted in Los Angeles and will kill millions of people. You think it’s an easy question? You think it’s clear that you cannot use extreme measures to get that information out of that person? I don’t think that’s so clear at all.
And once again, it’s this sort of self-righteousness of European liberals who answer that question so readily and so easily. It’s not that easy a question.’