Last night in Wisconsin, as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders were winning for their respective parties by double-digit margins, another person was also elected to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Her name is Rebecca Bradley, and some of the things she has said in the past about LGBT residents of the state need to be exposed and examined.
Bradley, who will now hold a seat on the highest court in Wisconsin, while still a law student at Marquette University, had this to say about those trying to bring awareness to the issue of AIDS:
“Their misdirected compassion for the degenerates who basically commit suicide through their behavior.”
While she was at it, Bradley also speculated that it would be much better for someone to contract AIDS rather than cancer because:
“Those afflicted with the politically-correct disease will be getting all of the funding.”
She ended this same odious and insensitive column with this flourish of hate:
“How sad that the lives of degenerate drug addicts and queers are valued more than the innocent victims of more prevalent ailments.”
Bradley, it should be added, has also said that abortion is comparable to the Holocaust and slavery.
It will come as no surprise to hear that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker worked hard to make sure that Bradley won this election to the state Supreme Court. No doubt Walker, in all of his self-righteous Christian superiority, agrees wholeheartedly with Justice Bradley.
Bradley’s election comes at a time when public confidence in the Wisconsin supreme Court is not very high. Alicia Bannon, senior counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, noted:
“Public confidence in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has plummeted in recent years, and high-cost and politicized elections like this one are one of the big reasons why. When judges start looking like politicians in robes, the public may wonder if they can be trusted to decide cases fairly and impartially.”
And today, as Bradley takes her seat on the high court, yet another political hack has arrived to further destroy public regard for what should be an unassailable institution.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.