Former GOP Presidential candidate Alan Keyes has now weighed in on the subject of the Supreme Court’s expected ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, and he’s predicting a civil war in the United States should the Justices legalize marriage for all Americans.
Keyes, who is well-known for his extremist and delusional pronouncements on any number of topics, aired his latest lunacy in an editorial published by far right web site WorldNetDaily.
Wasting no time, Keyes hops out of his puppet box with this line, guaranteed to leave Republicans shouting with glee:
“The United States Supreme Court may presently make a decision discarding marriage as an unalienable (natural) right. By defect of reason and respect for the Constitution, the decision will return the people of this country to the condition of constantly impending war characteristic of the human condition when and wherever the just premises of government are abandoned.”
I think I just heard Thomas Jefferson and James Madison spinning in their graves as Keyes attempts to pervert the meaning of the U.S. Constitution. But he was far from finished, adding this claptrap:
“If the United States Supreme Court presumes to impose any redefinition of marriage on the states, respectively, or the people, without addressing the issue of unalienable right it involves, with reasoning that respects God-endowed right (which is the logic by which the American people asserted, and still claim to possess and exercise, sovereign authority over themselves), the Court’s decision will be an attack on the very foundation of constitutional government, of by and for the people of the United States. It will be a high crime and misdemeanor that effectively dissolves the just bonds of government between and among the states, and among the individuals who compose the people of the United States. It will therefore be just cause for war.”
That sounds suspiciously like a threat to me. Perhaps the FBI needs to have a talk with Brother Keyes.
Finally, he has the audacity to compare the impending same-sex ruling to the 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford. In that case, the high court ruled African-Americans, slave or free, were not American citizens and therefore had no standing to sue in a federal court. Keyes ends his error-filled analogy by stating:
“Like the Dred Scott decision that heralded the onset of the first Civil War, the Court’s action will bring the nation to the brink, whence ‘nothing but confusion and disorder will follow. …’ If the justices do not tread carefully, their temerity could very well set in motion the death throes of what is still supposed to be their country. ‘Forbid it, Almighty God!’”
Imagine, a second civil war in the United States over an issue that a vast majority of the people support.
Time for Alan Keyes to stop spreading hatred and fanning the flames of a fake war only he and his Republican allies see on the horizon. The rest of us have better things to do, like getting on with our lives.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.