As someone who’s been voting almost exclusively GOP for about 35 years, all I can do is chuckle with incredulity when i see comments like this. It’s amazing how any judge who applies the Constitution in a manner somebody doesn’t like is suddenly a “filthy leftist”…even those jurists recommended by Reublican lawmakers and appointed by Republican presidents. Heck, at least ONE of the federal judges striking down a state marriage law (Pennsylvania?) had also run for or been elected to a non-judicial public office as a Republican!
Oooooh…but he’s a “filthy leftist”, now, because HE thinks Constitutional protections apply to everyone, including people YOU find “yucky”. HA! Fool.
 February 9, 2015 at 5:54pm
And just like Comcast3 above, you take something you saw somebody else say somewhere and have convinced yourself that “Tenth Amendment!” and “State’s rights!” is the end-all, be-all of the issue. The concept of federalism instills many powers, but the ability to use the precepts of sovereignty does not grant to the states immunity from judicial rebuff when in violation of Constitutional protections such as equal protection and due process. Numerous courts have, to date, found the various statutes placing restrictions against same-sex marriage to be in violation of these protections, under both standard and heightened scrutiny.
 February 9, 2015 at 5:28pm
Seriously? Yet another “It’s not enumerated! It’s not enumerated!” parroted argument?
Of COURSE not every issue is specifically mentioned in the Constitution. But, do you know what is?….concepts like “equal protection” and “due process”, which are applicable to non-enumerated topics, genius.
Seriously, people, READ A BOOK or something before you start spouting off about things you obviously don’t f’n understand!
Cool the anger man, but good points, sometimes you have to make a judgement based on established principles when specifics are not available.
tell that to washington, they are the ones that need to read a book so they f’n understand to leave things be. You cant force a person to love thy neighbor when the ones doing the enforcing do not even believe in the laws they are enforcing.
 February 9, 2015 at 5:20pm
Not exactly up to speed on the Constitution, Article III and the concept of judicial review, I take it.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
And just like Comcast3 above, you take something you saw somebody else say somewhere and have convinced yourself that "Tenth Amendment!" and "State's rights!" is the end-all, be-all of the issue. The concept of federalism instills many powers, but the ability to use the precepts of sovereignty does not grant to the states immunity from judicial rebuff when in violation of Constitutional protections such as equal protection and due process. Numerous courts have, to date, found the various statutes placing restrictions against same-sex marriage to be in violation of these protections, under both standard and heightened scrutiny.
I'm not sure how Article III gives the Supreme Court the right to take away the voice of the people? Can you please explain that part to me?
 February 6, 2015 at 9:04pm
Kudos, Presley. Unlike so many that CALL themselves “constitutionalists”, you actually get it.
Actually the constitution says nothing about marriages read it..
The equal protection was for the freed slaves and now the LBGT ARE TRYING to claim they are included. sadly so many do not understand just why the Constitution was written and what it gives us as citizens.
Sadly also that states have voted 75% or more to say marriage is between a man and women
and some Activist judge says too bad you voters do not count. I want gay marriage and I am a judge.
Actually God spoke what marriage is and sadly LBGT community does not honor God.
Nothing in the Constitution says don't discriminate against gays. READ it
February 6, 2015 at 12:47pm
Why is this supposed to be “surprising”? Statistics have shown the same trend in viewership of online porn. Those wacky, lovable Baptists! LOL!
February 3, 2015 at 9:16pm
Reminds me of the scientific studies that showed how children raised in a religious household had a harder time distinguishing between reality and fantasy.
February 3, 2015 at 9:12pm
I am Prophet Tom, and I see a bible verse in your future. ;)
 February 3, 2015 at 8:51pm
Ken’s just mad ’cause Carnival has all these boats and Kentucky won’t pay for his. :>)
 January 18, 2015 at 10:13pm
Like I said…..
 January 18, 2015 at 7:06pm
Evolution isn’t something you “believe in” or “don’t believe in”. You either UNDERSTAND evolution, or you don’t. Simple.
Impossible to understand evolution, it makes no sense and the theories have never been proven, scientists are still looking for the missing link. Junk science is so pervasive in our society and the sheeple so brain washed they think the theory has been proven.
He’s no white supremacist. He’s just another Talibaptist who likes to make shtuff up to try to push his vision of an American theocracy.
[-2] December 20, 2014 at 3:37pm
Just to clarify, the specific lesson is not “part of Common Core”. Common Core is sets of standards that the individual local/state-adopted curricula are designed to meet. This particular lesson is simply part of the specific curriculum adopted by this system. There is nothing that indicates or implies that if the system had adopted a curriculum with an alternate lesson plan that did not include this specific lesson, that it would not have STILL met all standards put forth in Common Core.
Of course, explaining it *that* way wouldn’t have been nearly as inflammatory. Starnes knows he needs “red meat” and hyperbole (and lies) for the kind of readers he has to write for….those just stupid enough to believe anything/everything he feeds them.
its not the act of sodomy, its 2 men or 2 woman going at it, that is called sin
November 18, 2014 at 8:34pm
Well, if anyone knows all about making sh-tuff up to promote their agenda, it’s David Barton. Ha!
[-1] November 18, 2014 at 12:38pm
It doesn’t matter because the Bible. And Jesus. And stuff.
[-2] November 12, 2014 at 8:45pm
Both the school *and* the student were in the wrong, here.
The school can no more make leading the school in The Pledge a compulsory “assignment” (and no, allowing for additional work in lieu doesn’t cut it) than they can require any student to recite it or even stand for it. This is settled law.
The student, however, in choosing to fulfill the ill-informed “assignment” of leading the recitation had no business altering it from its current McCarthyism-inspired form and opting for the original socialist/nationalist version.
[-4] November 10, 2014 at 12:46pm
Oh noes!! Something that conflicts with our long-standing mythology-based belief structure! BURN IT WITH FIRE!!!