Federal judge confuses Declaration with Constitution

Federal judge confuses Declaration with Constitution

You can’t make this stuff up.

Why do we have to live under the rule of people who don’t know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?

Here’s the story from Breitbart:

“A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage today…. Except … Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that “all men are created equal,” which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence.”

Actually, “all men are created equal” is in the second sentence! So some journalists can’t get it right, either.

We’re in trouble.

Check out the venerable document, below. Not that anybody seems to read it anymore.




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  1. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 14 February, 2014, 15:41

    It’s only fair, John, since the fringe right wing regularly uses quotes from the Declaration to either support or oppose the laws and political policies with which they disagree. Having said that, the only place the judge makes any reference whatsoever to the Declaration is in the introductory dicta of the decision, and that is limited to acknowledging our shared American belief that “all men are created equal,” which is also given proper citation.

    The legal opinion itself is fully based on the 14th Amendment.

    What is clear is that the walls erected to hold back same-sex marriage are rapidly crumbling, as are the laws to prevent people from using marijuana and even the laws restricting whether and how one might go about armed in our country. I’m not completely comfortable with all of these developments, but they do seem to reflect the same Libertarian philosophy with which you openly identify, so your opposition is puzzling.

    Here’s the written opinion in the Virginia case if you want to review it again. It would seem to be exactly the kind of fundamental rights case that would warrant your support.


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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 15 February, 2014, 07:24

    I thought the moderator was stopping all this name calling of the fair and balanced.

    Aghast at the hits we take trying to bring sanity to the hopelessly jaded who smoother the posting space with Templar-like dark tomes.

    If the judge had a bad day, give him some slack….

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  3. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 15 February, 2014, 12:48

    All you need to do is read the case for the truth. That’s why I gave all of you a link.

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  4. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 15 February, 2014, 19:15

    Marriage is the only way that Gays are going to obtain the same legal rights as other couples who spend their lives together. It didn’t have to be that way–it could have been like they do it in Britain, but that would have been way too simple.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 15 February, 2014, 21:56

    Skippy. Nobody thoroughly reads this stuff. Agenda driven material is suspicious…..links are another’s sales job!

    CWD is informative to see poster reactions to incendiary alternative media conspiracies and edgy investigative reporting. But skim this stuff or your head could blow…..

    Fair and Balanced.

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 16 February, 2014, 00:11

    Good points all, UU. I must have forgotten where I was for a few moments and thought logic and rational thought could truly light a candle in the darkness of the Tinfoil Tricorne Caucus that inhabits these pages.

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 February, 2014, 08:45

    Skippy it’s worse….that Collapso dude about did us all in with Nostradamus-style epistles that could make you eyelids lock up.

    Miss Dys though. Donkey going through midlife crisis or something…has been particularly unchummeeee.

    We proclaimed Poodle as CWD mascot…..he got promoted to corn dog dipping at the truck stop in Adelanto.

    Climate change is real as well as the bullet train and government workers’ pensions. Subjects closed.

    That’s it. Have a great Sunday.

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    • SkippingDog
      SkippingDog 16 February, 2014, 19:19

      Thanks for the catch-up brief. Always hard to tell with Donkey. He may be having a mid-life crisis or, he might just be hallucinating. Only his psychiatrist knows for sure.

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