Libertarian Commentary on the News #13-25C: Nazgul, Other Evils, Fear and Funny

Nazgul in chief – Culture wars
Kennedy’s Former Clerk Calls Him ‘First Gay Justice’

(CNSNews.com) The DOMA decision did not require all states to recognize gay marriage; it only required that federal benefits go to same-sex couples if they were married in one of the 12 states that recognized homosexual “marriage.” [In the 5-4 ruling in the United States vs. Windsor, Kennedy wrote the majority opinion that said the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  “singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”]  In a separate case on Wednesday, Hollingsworth v. Perry, the court ruled 5-4 that the defenders of California’s Proposition 8 did not have standing, effectively killing the 2008 voter initiative to recognize only traditional marriage in the state because the state government did not defend the law. It also effectively legalizes homosexual “marriage” for California, a right bestowed on homosexual couples by the state Supreme Court. [In the 1996 Romer v. Evans case, Colorado voters approved a law to prevent any city, town, or county in the state from making homosexuals a protected class. The Supreme Court struck down the Colorado law in a 6-3 decision written by Kennedy.  In 2003, in another 6-3 vote, Kennedy wrote the opinion for the Lawrence v. Texas case, striking down the Texas anti-sodomy law.]

Nathan: So it is not because Kennedy IS actually a homosexual, but because he is writing the opinions that so favor homosexuals – at the expense of the liberties of ALL Americans.  None of the people in California have any standing about whether or not they (the people) can amend their constitution; they are nothing but subjects, even if they elect their masters.  Coloradoans could not amend their own constitution.  Texans cannot make an abhorrent and medically-dangerous practice illegal – even if it is illegal for all persons regardless of sexual orientation.  Kennedy did not do any of these things on his own, of course, he had four or five fellow Nazgul as conspirators: participants in his assault on a once-great Republic. Kennedy may or may not be “gay” but he is certainly an example of judicial tyranny, the stench of which will drift down the ages.

Let me add a bit more.  One of the major problems with Kennedy’s written decisions for the majority is the way in which he attacks those who were on the losing side of the court cases: the majority of citizens, voters, and/or representatives in all three cases.  That isn’t my opinion, but that of his opponent Nazgul in this latest case:  Justice Scalia who pointed out that the majority has condemned as evil anyone who would oppose same-sex “marriage.” Scalia wrote that the majority, “accuses the Congress that enacted this law and the President who signed it of something much worse than, for example, having acted in excess of enumerated federal powers—or even having drawn distinctions that prove to be irrational. Those legal errors may be made in good faith, errors though they are. But the majority says that the supporters of this Act acted with malice … to disparage and to injure same-sex couples. It says that the motivation for DOMA was to ‘demean,’ to ‘impose inequality,’ to … brand gay people as ‘unworthy,’ and to ‘humiliat[e]’ their children.” Scalia cited evidence for his argument, accusing the anti-DOMA five of passing moral judgment on all who supported DOMA. “In the majority’s judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to ‘disparage,’ ‘injure,’ ‘degrade,’ ‘demean,’ and ‘humiliate’ our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homosexual… It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.”

It goes beyond just the narrow limits of DOMA (which I oppose for the simple fact that government has no moral, legal, or constitutional power to regulate marriage, whether there is a God or not).  The Supreme Court of the United States, by a five-four ruling, considers ANYONE who does not believe that homosexuals have MORE rights, MORE liberties, MORE privileges than any other humans is an enemy of the human race.  Indeed, it goes beyond that: homosexuality, and homosexual acts are a GOOD thing and therefore anyone who does not agree that they are a good thing (for instance, anyone who considers such acts to be a sin) are themselves sinning, immoral, and enemies of the human race.

Congratulations, Mr. Justice Kennedy.  Your writing is more than likely going to be the basis in the future for outlawing Christians and Jews in the same way that pedophiles and rapists are outlawed today. (Somehow, I think Muslims will continue to get a pass, but then, I’m cynical.)

And congratulations, readers. You are reading writings that are as evil as Mein Kampf or the Protocols of the Elders of Sion.  Enjoy!

One final comment:  This ruling does not change the real definition of marriage any more than the Dred Scott decision in 1851 took away the human status of black people, or than a court decision saying that a tail is a leg would give a dog five legs.  No matter what Kennedy or anyone else claims, the Court, the Nazgul, do not have that power.

Theft by government – Tyranny
IG: IRS Targeted 100% With ‘Tea Party’ in Name; 30% With ‘Progress’ or ‘Progressive’

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: It really does not matter whether it is targeted to a particular group or not, it is the fact that the IRS is being used (and relishes its use) as a weapon of politics.  End the IRS.  End the FED.

World Wars
Putin Succeeds in Getting Kyrgyzstan to Close a Key U.S. Airbase

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: At least SOMEone is pushing back against this regime.  Even while American and Russian troops establish closer ties (China, anyone), the Russians are pushing on Iran, Syria, and the illicit and unconstitutional American military presence in places like Kyrgyzstan. The headline is wrong: there is no way this can truly be a “key” air base for the US.

Stupid Tranzi – Nanny-state tyranny
Sebelius: HIV Testing Necessary to ‘Make Good Decisions About Your Health’

(CNSNews.com)

Nathan: Complete nonsense, of course, but exactly the kind of logic that Tranzi tyrants like this evil woman use.  This is based on their assumption/hope that everyone in the nation does it like rabbits and that there is no such thing as self-control.  This is the same logic that they use when it comes to guns: they cannot believe that people are able to restrain themselves, and that given the opportunity and the tools, will not go out and kill everything/everyone that they can.  People can and do go without sex or any sort of “intimate contact” for their entire lives.  And people do not all have blood transfusions or trade needles.  Not in the real world.  But in the Tranzi universe, even the elite overlords must be watched and controlled and tested constantly.  It is, after all, for their own good.

Stupid government – Abominable Act
Obama Administration Exempts American Indians from Obamacare Mandate

(CNSNews.com) New rules clarify that people who are eligible to receive medical care through the federal Indian Health Service will be exempt from the requirement to have health insurance or face fines from the Internal Revenue Service. The Indian Health Service, a division of U.S. Health and Human Services, oversees a network of clinics that are required through treaty obligations to serve all patients of Indian ancestry, even if they cannot document their federal tribal status.

Nathan: This just expands the original exemption.  I find it ironic that the law, the Abominable Act (ObummerCare) which started shoveling dirt over the face of the dead Republic, making the Constitution totally null and void (de facto), is using the Constitutional provisions regarding treaties to expand the federal welfare state and pay off political allies.  SOME AmerInd tribes are entitled to “free” medical care as the result of specific treaty provisions, just as they are entitled to protection of their land and resources, and in some cases entitled to “free” food and clothing and housing – having paid for those “free” services through (mostly involuntarily, or under duress) giving up their land to those settlers, companies, and the federal government itself.  But MANY tribes, and therefore many people with AmerInd heritage who are enrolled in the tribes, do NOT have treaty rights – instead, seeking to expand its socialism, the FedGov has simply granted the privilege of these things to everyone in every federally (or state-) recognized tribe:  the vast majority of 6 or 7 million AmerInd people in the US.  What a wonderful country!

Abominable Act (ObummerCare) – Economy
Small Business Owners Fear the Affordable Care Act

(CNBC News) Forty-one percent of businesses surveyed have frozen hiring because of the health care law known as ObamaCare…

Nathan: All I can think is that the reason these numbers are not higher is because some people just don’t realize what is going to happen.  I heard a discussion a few days ago about how that the new immigration act would exempt those in their “trial period” to becoming “legal” immigrants from the requirement to have health insurance AND exempt the employer from paying the fine during that period.  Seems to be an overt attempt to encourage businesses to hire illegals that are “becoming legal.”  And thus trigger another round of employment convulsions.  But there is a LOT more than just the fines and expenses, and a LOT more than just freezing hiring.  More and more employers are finding every way possible to cut work hours for as many employees as possible to under 30 hours per week.  Why?  Because that is the threshold for the insurance mandate.

And just think, Ms. Pelosi, our own quaint little mix of Marie Antoinette, Imelda Marcos, and Agrippina the Younger (Nero’s vicious mom) wants us to celebrate “Health Independence Day” on the Fourth, to celebrate a year since this filthy evil law was upheld by those enemies of liberty and decency, the Nazgul Nine (SCOTUS).

Mama’s Note: The financial mess and job loss part of this is only the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately. It is important for everyone to understand that having “insurance” has little or nothing to do with actually getting medical care, especially competent and timely care. Medical professionals of all kinds have been leaving for a decade or more; finding other ways to make a living, retiring early, or limiting their practice to cash. Fewer and fewer young people are seeking medical careers, and fewer graduate every year. Who will provide all this “free” care in the long run? Nobody… trust me.

Stupid People – Theft by government
Government Can Be Efficient

(Economic Policies for the 21st Century) Government allocates enormous resources to responding to problems in an ad hoc and non-strategic manner…

Nathan: What are they smoking? This isn’t the Onion, is it? “Can be” -yeah, right, but only where the laws of probability allow you to roll a million snake-eyes in a row, and where you regularly get monkeys to type out ALL of Shakespeare’s plays, completely accurate again and again and again.  The problem is stated right in the blurb: “Government allocates enormous resources…”  Government should be forced to depend on nothing but voluntary donations for specific purposes – and even then, you can be sure that their spending would be inefficient, wasteful, and cause mischief.   Where do people get these ideas?  What’s next, someone telling us that government can be compassionate?  frugal? logical?

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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