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(Reprinted in its entirety with permission from Eddie’s Corner, Eddie Rose’s blog.)
In another Supreme Court travesty, the Court ruled earlier this month that, under the guise of “free speech”, a church had the absolute right to picket the funeral service of an American soldier who died in Iraq in 2006. Apparently, these holier-than-thou churchgoers (who call themselves “Christians”) of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, felt that the soldier was not entitled to rest in peace, because he may have been “gay”.
What a disgrace! The soldier died defending his country, but because these church hypocrites didn’t approve of his life style, they felt they had the right to desecrate his funeral with their abhorrent and reprehensible propaganda.
What is even more bizarre about the Court’s incomprehensible ruling, the so-called “conservative” Justices on the Court (Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy) joined with the so-called “liberal” Justices (Breyer, Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kagan) to form an 8-1 majority. Only Justice Samuel Alito (a conservative) had the courage and decency to dissent from this horrible Court decision.
Perhaps it’s time to give some serious thought once again to the “i” word—impeachment! This Supreme Court is about as out-of-touch with the Constitution as the Warren Court back in the 60’s. The First Amendment wasn’t drafted to protect inhumanity.
The Honorable Eddie Rose
Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman
“A Voice—Not an Echo”