Keyes: Gay Marriage a ‘Just Cause for War’

Keyes: Gay Marriage a ‘Just Cause for War’ May 4, 2015

Unhinged bigot Alan Keyes, who disowned his own daughter for being a lesbian, gives us his usual pseudo-eloquent screed against same-sex marriage. And it’s clear that he is openly hoping for another civil war, saying that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality, that will be a “just cause for war.”

The United States Supreme Court may presently make a decision discarding marriage as an unalienable (natural) right. By defect of reason and respect for the Constitution, the decision will return the people of this country to the condition of constantly impending war characteristic of the human condition when and wherever the just premises of government are abandoned…

If the United States Supreme Court presumes to impose any redefinition of marriage on the states, respectively, or the people, without addressing the issue of unalienable right it involves, with reasoning that respects God-endowed right (which is the logic by which the American people asserted, and still claim to possess and exercise, sovereign authority over themselves), the Court’s decision will be an attack on the very foundation of constitutional government, of by and for the people of the United States. It will be a high crime and misdemeanor that effectively dissolves the just bonds of government between and among the states, and among the individuals who compose the people of the United States. It will therefore be just cause for war.

Like the Dred Scott decision that heralded the onset of the first Civil War, the Court’s action will bring the nation to the brink, whence “nothing but confusion and disorder will follow. …” If the justices do not tread carefully, their temerity could very well set in motion the death throes of what is still supposed to be their country. “Forbid it, Almighty God!”

Oh yes, another civil war! Here’s what will happen if the Supreme Court rules for marriage equality: Almost nothing. The Christian right will respond with spasms of rage. And most Americans will ignore them. And some gay people will get married. And only the bigots will think twice about it. And I’ll laugh at them. A lot.

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