The more that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks to the public, the more apparent it becomes how dangerous he is to our liberties as American citizens, particularly to women.
In an interview with California Lawyer he said that his belief is that the Constitution does not protect women from acts of discrimination. That’s right, a Supreme Court Justice declared that there are no Constitutional protections for women.
This is what the Constitution says:
“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
It couldn’t be clearer to an intellectually honest person, unless that person does not consider a woman to be a person. To be completely fair, Scalia argues that when men wrote those words, they could not have meant to include women, therefore it was not their intent to do what their words plainly say. Scalia believes that he is required to think like an 18th Century man when interpreting the Constitution.
Scalia is the leader of a secretive organization of radical judges and lawyers called “Federalists” whose goal is to reverse court rulings guaranteeing the rights of individuals to be free from discrimination and secure equal justice. The idea that the word “person” does not mean a woman because men in 1868 didn’t consider them to be persons is an example of how Federalists justify denying our rights.
I suppose it is a mixed blessing that Scalia’s bias is so apparent. On the one hand, it is distressing to realize that the judiciary has devolved so badly that such pronouncements such as his can be made so openly (and arrogantly). On the other hand, Federalists have been expressing their radical agenda in rulings for years without the public awareness needed to resist them.
The real danger of jurists like Scalia and other Federalists is that if they are successful and, when the people realize they have no more access to the Courts and a jury of peers, then they will inevitably take the law into their own hands. The public should be made aware of the danger that Justice Scalia and Federalists pose to our liberties.