Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Alabama Has Left The Union

I’ve always giggled at those rightwingnuts who cry “Activist judges” every time a court rules in a way with which they disagree.

And so that’s why I’m not the least bit shocked that none of those goose-stepping loons cried foul yesterday when the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order to the state’s probate judges telling them to ignore that federal court order — one that was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States — requiring Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Can I get a ‘treason’ up in here? See, by issuing this order, the Alabama court is ignoring the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which clearly establishes the federal courts’ authority. But wait, y’all, those non-activist Alabama judges have reason for being dumbasses:
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama has declared that Alabama’s laws that define marriage as being only between two members of the opposite sex —  what has been denominated traditional marriage — violate the United States Constitution. After careful consideration of the reasoning employed by the federal district court in Searcy I, we find that the provisions of Alabama law contemplating the issuance of marriage licenses only to opposite-sex couples do not violate the United States Constitution and that the Constitution does not alter or override the ministerial duties of the respondents under Alabama law.
See, those Alabama judges — not an activist among them remember — have declared that they do not care, nor do they have to abide by, what the federal courts say is Constitutional. There are those that are saying that, while this isn’t a “formal” declaration of secession, it comes awfully close. 

To which I would say, “So long, Alabama. It’s not me, it’s you.”

You don’t believe in equality; you don’t believe in the laws of this country’ you don’t follow the rules. Take a hike, and good luck out there.

Oh, and make sure you take these 'judges' with you ...


the dogs' mother said...

Didn't they leave the Union once before? That didn't work out so well.

mistress maddie said...

Boy, your full of good news today aren't you?

Sadie J said...

I swear, the crazy is getting worse. Is there something in the water?

Bob Slatten said...

Well, if Alabama leaves the Union, that would be good news, no?

anne marie in philly said...

hey AL, don't let the door hit ya in the ass when ya leave!

and the next time a hurricane hits, don't come crying to FEMA for rebuilding funds either!

mistress maddie said...

Lol! There are a few others they can take with them too!!

Helen Lashbrook said...

AM is right; these people are only too pleased to go it alone until disaster strikes and then they want to go to the front of the queue for help. The law is the law; stop trying to sidestep it, you're not wearing sparkly gowns1