Ultimately, there are only two possible outcomes facing the American people after the Supreme Court rules in this case:
1 – Some Americans will be offended.
2 – Some Americans will be forced into involuntarily servitude at the point of the federal government’s gun.
This is really not complicated.
SCOTUS will, by judicial fiat, create a de facto new “amendment” to the Constitution, allowing offended persons to enslave those who offended them, or they will simply tell the offended persons to take their business elsewhere. (They could also tell them to bake their own damn cake.)
This is not about “equality” to the radical, activist elements of the LGBTQWKRPINCINCINNATI crowd. This is about retribution and backdoor reparations.
Yes — homosexuals have been unfairly and unjustly treated by elements of our society, and even by our laws, since before our country’s Founding — but asking for government to force another human into your service is not the moral path to equality.
Being offended is not justification for tying up either the courts or another citizen’s hands.
I fear this decision.
It basically comes down to Justice Kennedy.
One man . . . ONE FREAKIN’ MAN(!!!) has the power to either create a new classification of legalized slavery, or tell those offended that some animals ARE NOT more equal than others.
There needn’t be religious rights, gay rights, or free speech arguments presented in this case. It’s far more cut-n-dried than that:
Do you have the right to enslave a person who offends you?
That’s the only question that matters in this case.
If the gay couple loses this case, what do they actually lose?
(Go ahead . . . take your time. Let me know when you’re done making your list.)
If the baker loses the case, what does he stand to lose?
If this were truly about equal rights, I’d be standing with the gay couple — but it’s not. This is about one group punishing another group for their multi-generational sins, and doing so at the expense of a single individual’s liberty.
Their intent is to force the baker into their service, against his will. If he refuses, they want him to pay a fine or lose his business. If he refuses to pay, they want him visited upon by armed agents of the government. If he resists, they want those agents to use force in order to bind and imprison him. If he refuses to be taken, they expect him to be shot.
What does the baker desire from the gay couple? Nothing other than to be left alone. Hell . . . he didn’t even want their money.
So . . . we can either be offended, or we can be slaves.
What say you, Anthony McLeod Kennedy?