Scalia: Court shouldn't 'invent new minorities'

Aug 19, 2013 Full story: WHBF-TV Rock Island 65

The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday.

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DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#1 Aug 19, 2013
What special rights did the courts create when they made SSM legal?
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Aug 19, 2013
Pity poor Anton; laws would be so much better if they didn't have to conform to that pesky Constitution.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Aug 20, 2013
Scalia definitely meant inventing special classes of people somehow deserving special rights. The drive to let criminals go because of overcrowding is such a case. Because illegal drug users have become a significant number and their impact on society measurable doesn't mean they should have special status to continue infecting society with their illegal and damaging behaviors; this is another case. Because homosexuals not only terroristically threatened society with AIDS infection and some of them achieved infecting heterosexuals intentionally doesn't mean society should surrender to their tactics and give them rights we don't give other mentally deficient and challenged people. US culture has been systematically degraded to accept more and more egregiously threatening and damaging behavior by segments of the population exercising various confrontational and threatening behaviors. US society must eventually wake to the threats and put all of them down like the diseased animals they are.

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#4 Aug 20, 2013
I'm a big creepy white cracka.

I want my minority status right NOW!!!!
And i want all the goodies and freebies that go with it of course.

Since: Nov 08

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#5 Aug 20, 2013
It's called "OBAMA'S DISEASE".
You catch it from infected Nazicrats.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Aug 20, 2013
The Court doesn't "invent minorities" !!!!

It opens it's eyes and sees the ones that are there!

I don't like Justice Scalia's thinking very much.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#7 Aug 20, 2013
DNF wrote:
What special rights did the courts create when they made SSM legal?
The right of gay folks to share in the same basic civil rights as everyone else.

For some, that's a "special right" - the happy default being discrimination and persecution.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Aug 20, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
I'm a big creepy white cracka.
I want my minority status right NOW!!!!
And i want all the goodies and freebies that go with it of course.
Whites aren't a minority.

And among whites, big creepy crackers are the majority as well.

Sorry, you lose.

If you live another 20 years you likely WILL be a minority in America, but you first have to suffer for 150-200+ years as a minority being discriminated against before you get any relief, just like every other minority group had to do.

So come back about 2240 and file for your "goodies" then.....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Aug 20, 2013
So Scalia thinks minorities should only get equal rights when the majority votes to give it to them.

Only a privileged white man who has never been discriminated against by the majority could ever think that's what the constitution means by equal protection of the law.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Scalia definitely meant inventing special classes of people somehow deserving special rights..
How is giving citizenship to blacks "special rights"?
How is allowing women & blacks to vote "special rights"?
How is treating homosexuals that same as heterosexuals "special rights"?

You obviously don't understand the difference between EQUAL rights and SPECIAL rights.

Neither does fat-boy Scalia.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#11 Aug 20, 2013
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
I'm a big creepy white cracka.
I want my minority status right NOW!!!!
And i want all the goodies and freebies that go with it of course.
Fine. And you can have the poverty and oppression that go with it.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#12 Aug 20, 2013
snyper wrote:
The Court doesn't "invent minorities" !!!!
It opens it's eyes and sees the ones that are there!
I don't like Justice Scalia's thinking very much.
Scalia is an excellent example of a good education being wasted on a jerk.

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Since: Feb 08

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#13 Aug 20, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
How is giving citizenship to blacks "special rights"?
How is allowing women & blacks to vote "special rights"?
How is treating homosexuals that same as heterosexuals "special rights"?
You obviously don't understand the difference between EQUAL rights and SPECIAL rights.
Neither does fat-boy Scalia.
Good post, Sheeple. Don't expect any reasonable answers from the rightie freak show.
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Aug 20, 2013
Perhaps Scalia can tell us again that the constitution is like Plastic Man. It can mean anything he wants it to mean, and from his rulings, it can mean directly contradictory things at the same time.

The funny part is, Scalia is completely clueless regarding the constitution, and the far right thinks he is the best they could come up with???? What a joke.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Aug 20, 2013
Scalia is one of those idiots who thinks the constitution must be interpreted as if it were still the 1700's.

Too bad for blacks, women, gays, jews, Asians, Native Americans, etc, etc, etc.

Equal protection means equal protection; not only if the majority first votes for it.

Since: Mar 09

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#16 Aug 20, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
So Scalia thinks minorities should only get equal rights when the majority votes to give it to them.
Only a privileged white man who has never been discriminated against by the majority could ever think that's what the constitution means by equal protection of the law.
Don't forget that he's an Italian Catholic.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#17 Aug 20, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
Perhaps Scalia can tell us again that the constitution is like Plastic Man. It can mean anything he wants it to mean, and from his rulings, it can mean directly contradictory things at the same time.
The funny part is, Scalia is completely clueless regarding the constitution, and the far right thinks he is the best they could come up with???? What a joke.
"Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution."
What is wrong with that?
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#18 Aug 20, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
"Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution."
What is wrong with that?
They see what they want to see; the above posters .that's why a (majority vote) is the democratic way.

Since: Mar 09

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#19 Aug 20, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
"Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution."
What is wrong with that?
Consider the context. That sentence all alone is almost as meaningless as a Rohrshach inkblot.
Anonymous

Washington, DC

#21 Aug 20, 2013
Social engineering is what some of these posters are trying to invent and that is very dangerous territory. No thank you.

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