Self-declared “constitutional sheriff” Richard Mack went on quite an unhinged rant on a “patriot” radio talk show recently, calling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “very senile and evil” and saying that the Supreme Court is “bought and paid for” to “peddle perversion.”
“I think this Supreme Court is bought and paid for, I think they’re just political hacks, most of them, and they will not use moral agency or tradition or biblical principle. They’re just going to do what they’re there for,” Mack told far-right “Patriot” movement radio program “ Liberty Roundtable.”
“Those people have been put there, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a very senile and evil person, she does not like America, she does not like our Constitution,” he said, adding that if President Obama “was capable of being embarrassed or having any shame” it would be in his nomination of “Helen Kagan.” (The program’s host, Sam Bushman, quickly pointed out that he meant Elena Kagan.)
I love this claim that advocates of same-sex marriage “will not use moral agency” or that we’re all moral relativists. Flat wrong. I support same-sex marriage not because I don’t think there is any such thing as morality but because I do. I assert that it is immoral to discriminate against gay people. That’s the exact opposite of moral relativism.
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