Day By Day July 31, 2012 – Wild Things

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Justice Robert was a big disappointment on ObamaCare and Justice Scalia’s comments on the Second Amendment are unbelievable.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia outraged conservatives with his remarks on gun control and the Second Amendment this morning in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace.

Scalia stated that the court may issue gun control rulings in the future due to “precedent” indicating that within the context of the 18th century the Framers of the Constitution allowed for local restrictions on guns and bans on certain types of weapons.

Conservatives immediately cried foul.

In the comment section of the story as reported by The Blaze, conservative reaction to Scalia’s remarks ranged from stunned to outraged.

I think the lifetime tenure of U.S. Supreme Court Justices should really be examined by the Congress and the states. I realize there would need to be a Constitutional Amendment, but it is sorely needed.

Justices serving for life become isolated and are not held accountable to the voters from which their power is derived.

Video: Representative Barney Frank Calls U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia a “HOMOPHOBE”

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Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank Calls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia A Homophobe – 03/20/09

This homosexual slur or was it slur by a homosexual was in the context of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the short title of a federal law of the United States passed on September 21, 1996 as Public Law No. 104-199, 110 Stat. 2419. Its provisions are codified at 1 U.S.C. Â§ 7 and 28 U.S.C. Â§ 1738C. The law has two effects:

  1. No state (or other political subdivision within the United States) need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
  2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even if concluded or recognized by one of the states.

The bill was passed by Congress by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate[1] and a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives,[2] and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996.

Now with that background what does the United States Supreme Court and Justice Scalia have to do with the Defense of Marriage Act? Is there a specific case or is Frank just shooting off his mouth calling people names A BIGOT to his gay friends over at How do you spell demogogue?

Probably the latter.

By the way, Representative Frank you can always try to amend or change the law in Congress but looking at the last vote of 342-67 in the House – good luck with that.

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