Justice Antonin Scalia: If the move were educational, "I'd be all for it."

Dec 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Philly.com

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday found himself defending his legal writings that some find offensive and anti-gay. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder.

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Scalia is half nuts, much more than most.
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scalia is clearly unfit to sit on the supreme court! Time and time again he has shown himself to be scum without the slightest respect for the bill of rights and the right to privacy.
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Scalia is half nuts, much more than most.
butta he is the 9court ruling yo 8Balls!!!;-000000
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scalia is clearly unfit to sit on the supreme court! Time and time again he has shown himself to be scum without the slightest respect for the bill of rights and the right to privacy.
he1/9 ruling yo Finger da U1st Amendatment!! ;-000
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I love when people, who have no understanding of constitutional law purport to call a lifetime justice dumb...

it only proves that the left thinks ad hominem attacks ARE arguments...

What Scalia is saying is correct, does anyone really believe we get rights when 9 PEOPLE say we do?

So we just vote for show, huh?
No reason to ever amend when 9 people can DECLARE new rights?

The fact is, you guys get all huffy when you don't get your way on a particular issue, but you guys NEVER think about the big picture..

Scalia DOES and you call him names for it?!?!

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Jane Dough wrote:
I love when people, who have no understanding of constitutional law purport to call a lifetime justice dumb...
it only proves that the left thinks ad hominem attacks ARE arguments...
What Scalia is saying is correct, does anyone really believe we get rights when 9 PEOPLE say we do?
So we just vote for show, huh?
No reason to ever amend when 9 people can DECLARE new rights?
The fact is, you guys get all huffy when you don't get your way on a particular issue, but you guys NEVER think about the big picture..
Scalia DOES and you call him names for it?!?!
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>>>it only proves that the left thinks ad hominem attacks ARE arguments...<<<

Seems to be what Scalia thinks with his dumb argument about "reduction to the absurd", which has NOTHING to do with Constitutional law.
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WMCOL wrote:
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>>>it only proves that the left thinks ad hominem attacks ARE arguments...<<<
Seems to be what Scalia thinks with his dumb argument about "reduction to the absurd", which has NOTHING to do with Constitutional law.
of course it has to do with conlaw!

Gays claim moral disapproval is no grounds for a law.

So you take this an APPLY IT EVENLY to other issues.

"If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"

Is prostitution legal?

WHY NOT?
morals?

yup.

Why would the constitution even law out a framework for it to be amended if were were just supposed to let 9 people track popular opinion and invent them...
how about instead of gay marriage, you think of citizens united or some other case you where the right is one you DON'T agree with...
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Jane Dough wrote:
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of course it has to do with conlaw!
Gays claim moral disapproval is no grounds for a law.
So you take this an APPLY IT EVENLY to other issues.
"If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"
Is prostitution legal?
WHY NOT?
morals?
yup.
Why would the constitution even law out a framework for it to be amended if were were just supposed to let 9 people track popular opinion and invent them...
how about instead of gay marriage, you think of citizens united or some other case you where the right is one you DON'T agree with...
Murder is obviously harmful.

Prostitution is harmful.

Find harm in gays marrying.

If you're unable to find viable harm then you need to step aside and let fellow Americans live their lives free of any restrictions towards fredoms they desire.

Help?
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Dan C wrote:
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Prostitution is harmful.
to whom?

they call it a victim-less crime Don...
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Jane Dough wrote:
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to whom?
they call it a victim-less crime Don...
Really.

Who calls it a victimless crime bullshitter?

Funny thing...prostitution drags into it's realm underage prostitutes, those who can't make a living past the age of 30, those whose marriages are wrecked, children born to protitutes and left abandoned.

So you think prostitution is OK huh.

You sick bitch.

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Jane Dough wrote:
I love when people, who have no understanding of constitutional law purport to call a lifetime justice dumb...
it only proves that the left thinks ad hominem attacks ARE arguments...
What Scalia is saying is correct, does anyone really believe we get rights when 9 PEOPLE say we do?
So we just vote for show, huh?
No reason to ever amend when 9 people can DECLARE new rights?
The fact is, you guys get all huffy when you don't get your way on a particular issue, but you guys NEVER think about the big picture..
Scalia DOES and you call him names for it?!?!
Just a few comments, Ms. Dough.

- There is nothing in our constitution about who may marry whom.
- In defending his notion of moral authority, Scalia is suggesting that, if the Court says so, bigotry can prevail.
- Scalia argues that, if we can consider murder immoral, why not gay marriage. His inconsistency of course is that murder harms others, while gay marriage does not.
I am hopeful that Scalia's laughably weak argument is ignored, and that the Court finally ends this injustice.

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Jane Dough wrote:
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of course it has to do with conlaw!
Gays claim moral disapproval is no grounds for a law.
So you take this an APPLY IT EVENLY to other issues.
"If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"
Is prostitution legal?
WHY NOT?
morals?
yup.
Why would the constitution even law out a framework for it to be amended if were were just supposed to let 9 people track popular opinion and invent them...
how about instead of gay marriage, you think of citizens united or some other case you where the right is one you DON'T agree with...
Again Jane, you seem to miss then point. Murder (and arguably prostitution) harms others, while gay marriage is no more harmful to society than straight marriage. I am a straight male, with a loving family, and gay marriage does nothing to threaten my own.
Moral outrage is okay until it needlessly oppresses the lives of others.
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Why is prostitution harmful? It's two consenting adults, no? Seems you are making a false distinction here.
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Murder is obviously harmful.
Prostitution is harmful.
Find harm in gays marrying.
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Help?
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What Scalia is suggesting is neither "pro-gay" nor "anti-gay." What he is saying is that any state is free to change its marriage laws to allow for same-sex marriage, but the federal constitution does not REQUIRE states to do it. He is absolutely right about that. Gays continue to conflate their personal desires with a constitutional right to have the state grant that desir. I don't oppose same sex marriage but I am also honest enough to undertand its not a federal constitutional right.
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Why is prostitution harmful? It's two consenting adults, no? Seems you are making a false distinction here.
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Your opinion.

Talk to anyone in law enforcement.

Look at the histroy of prostitutes and their Johns.

You dumbfuck - do you not see the harm in a married man banging a prostitute?

Do you not see the harm in spreading VD like wildfire?

Do you not see the fact prostitution also brings into it's realm drug use?

Do you not see the fact it morally cripples those whom are prostitutes?

And do you not see the fact prostitutes have nowhere to go after they grow old?

Geeezus asshat...you probably ARE as "John" givne that's the only play your STUPID ass could get sex...LOL!!!!!

You loser.
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underage prostitutes, those who can't make a living past the age of 30, those whose marriages are wrecked, children born to protitutes and left abandoned.
So you think prostitution is OK huh.
so I say our laws against prostitution are based on morality to which you respond that i think its okay?

I wonder about you, don!
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<quoted text> murder harms others, while gay marriage does not.
I am hopeful that Scalia's laughably weak argument is ignored, and that the Court finally ends this injustice.
funny, none of this deals with the law, its just a statement of how you feel about it...

it boils down to "anyone who disagrees with you is stupid" and that is a laughable tack...
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Micky wrote:
What Scalia is suggesting is neither "pro-gay" nor "anti-gay." What he is saying is that any state is free to change its marriage laws to allow for same-sex marriage, but the federal constitution does not REQUIRE states to do it. He is absolutely right about that. Gays continue to conflate their personal desires with a constitutional right to have the state grant that desir. I don't oppose same sex marriage but I am also honest enough to undertand its not a federal constitutional right.
you hit the nail on the head...
watch how many insults you get for having knowledge and sense...
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<quoted text>Again Jane, you seem to miss then point. Murder (and arguably prostitution) harms others, while gay marriage is no more harmful to society
ever notice murder is not prosecuted in the name of the victim, but in the name of the state?
its all harm to society...

if we as a society want to encourage natural families, gay marriage is harmful to that goal...
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Jane Dough wrote:
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so I say our laws against prostitution are based on morality to which you respond that i think its okay?
I wonder about you, don!
HELLO!!!!

It's your inference prostitution is OK.

BTW moron....prostitution creates harm.

Gays marrying does not.

---There's a clue.

LOL!!

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