Roberts’ Dissent

Roberts’ Dissent June 26, 2015

“If you are among the many Americans–of whatever sexual orientation–who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not Celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”

–from the dissent of Chief Justice Roberts.

Of course not.  It was an exercise of raw judicial power in which an elite decided to exert Nietschzean will.  There will be future such exercises until reality and nature eventually inform us with their characteristic bluntness that they decline to join in our pretenses anymore.  What that will look like is anybody’s guess.  But as the pope has recently reminded us, when you slap nature, nature slaps you back.  Ideas *will* have consequences.

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