“But though this be a State of liberty, yet it is not a state of license; …The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges everyone; and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind who will but consult it….” (John Locke, The Second Treatise of Government, Chapter II)
“Tell me, friend, when did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?” (Gandalf to Saruman, Lord of the Rings Part I, The Fellowship of the Ring“)
When it comes to abortion or laws against homosexuality, the Supreme Court’s current jurisprudence relies on the notion that that the Constitutionally expressed will of the people at the national level, represented by the Supreme Court, overrides the will of the people in their respective States. Dealing now with the marriage issue they claim that the will of the people in their respective states overrides the Constitutionally expressed will of the people at the national level, represented in Congress. By this maneuver they slyly implement a “divide to conquer” strategy, intended to imprison the people of the United States in a “house divided against itself”, where their sovereignty in one guise nullifies their sovereignty in another.
They do this in order to give a powerful elitist minority the opportunity to undermine the house of liberty altogether. Furthermore, they implicitly legitimize the notion that the irresponsible will of the people is, in and of itself, the source of sovereign authority. This paves the wave for a “tyranny of the majority”, which in practice becomes the forceful tyranny of an elitist clique, ruling without constraint over the all individuals, including the majority in whose name they have usurped lawless, absolute power.
God knows under the influence of what corrupting power, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices have now openly abandoned the discipline of reason. In their decision in the United States v. Windsor,they refused to apply the law laid down by Congress in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Their questionable insistence on assuming jurisdiction in the case suggests that their decision is part of a larger agenda. It is the opening gambit in a design for despotism that entails a manifestly self-contradictory jurisprudence because it aims to overthrow constitutional self-government. Except we keep this malicious objective in mind, the Windsor majority’s opinion is so evidently unreasonable that it warrants the suspicion that these Justices have gone mad.
Read more at Loyal To Liberty. By Alan Keyes.