The last few days has brought us a trio of terrible Supreme Court decisions: King v. Burwell, Texas Dep’t of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, and Obergefell v. Hodges.
Each of these decisions puts yet another hole in an already enervated Constitution. Burwell demonstrates that the Supreme Court has assumed the power to redraft legislation from the bench and to arbitrarily ascribe any meaning to any word and any concept. The Texas decision reinforces the foolish “disparate impact” standard concocted in Griggs v. Duke Power Co. extending its application to the Fair Housing Act, effectively assuming the power to determine how and where individuals live, and the racial composition of neighborhoods. Obergefell constitutes the effective federalization of marriage, a power traditionally within the purview of the states. The federal government-with the help of its judicial handmaiden-is becoming a juggernaut that is flattening individual rights and state sovereignty. The totalitarian future draws nigh.
I laugh at those who celebrate these decisions as heralding a new era of tolerance, as these decisions are nothing of the sort. What these decisions signify is the official beginning of the decline. They usher in a new era of federal overreach. They are portents of a future that will be less free, less promising, and more degenerate than useful idiots could ever imagine.