Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal reacted to the Supreme Court making same-sex marriages legal nationwide by making one of the most asinine — and unconstitutional — proposals imaginable: I don’t like what the Supreme Court did, so let’s just get rid of it.
Louisiana Gov, Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday suggested doing away with the Supreme Court during a speech in Iowa that followed the court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage.
“The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” he told the crowd, as quoted by The Advocate newspaper. “If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court.”
Yeah, see, you actually can’t do that. It’s mandated in that pesky constitution you right wingers claim to love so much and know so little about. It’s one of the three branches of government. You know, separation of powers, checks and balances and all that. Maybe you were too busy doing exorcisms in college to pay attention during class.
“Yesterday, Justice Scalia noted that in the Obamacare ruling ‘words have no meaning,'” Jindal added, according to The Advocate. “Today, Chief Justice Roberts admitted that the gay marriage ruling had nothing to do with the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that.”
Actually, an “earthly court” (as opposed to what, exactly?) just did. And you know what can’t actually do anything about that? You or your imaginary buddy.