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By Terence P. Jeffrey – June 26, 2015 – CNS News

Here is an excerpt of a key passage from Scalia’s decion:

I write sepa­rately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.

The substance of today’s decree is not of immense per­sonal importance to me. The law can recognize as mar­riage whatever sexual attachments and living arrange­ments it wishes, and can accord them favorable civil consequences, from tax treatment to rights of inheritance.

Those civil consequences—and the public approval that conferring the name of marriage evidences—can perhaps have adverse social effects, but no more adverse than the effects of many other controversial laws. So it is not of special importance to me what the law says about mar­riage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create “liberties” that the Consti­tution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected commit­tee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extrav­agant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most im­portant liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.

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By: Jeffrey Lord – May 8th, 2015 – Conservative Review

This is how it begins.

In places like Garland, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland or a small pizza shop in Walkerton, Indiana, America is on the road to tyranny, and it’s already not a good trip.

The stop in Garland, Texas brings a call to restrict free speech. A stop in Baltimore reveals a city run by mob rule. And just a nano-second ago, the stop in Walkerton, Indiana had the country watching in horror as the religious liberty of a family who owned a pizza parlor was under relentless assault for a refusal to cater a hypothetical gay wedding.

This is how a nation loses its freedom. Not all at once. Not in one giant gulp. But nibble by nibble. For a long time now Americans have become aware of the epidemic of political correctness that has been sweeping college campuses. Over at Breitbart, a list was run of the top ten jewels of political correctness on campuses for just one year – last year. Among them?

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