Reader's View: Blatant dishonesty marred court’s decisions
Gross, blatant dishonesty was the common thread running through a trifecta of recent United States Supreme Court decisions. In Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, the majority upheld the doctrine of "disparate impact," w...
Gross, blatant dishonesty was the common thread running through a trifecta of recent United States Supreme Court decisions.
In Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, the majority upheld the doctrine of “disparate impact,” whereby racial discrimination is assumed if racial outcomes differ. Actual evidence of discrimination is not required. So, if outcomes of any sort - in lending, in housing, you name it - aren’t proportionate to the ethnic populations, racially discriminatory treatment is assumed to have occurred.
President Barack Obama, accomplished at demonizing and dividing for political advantage, seems to love this twisted logic because people who have been persuaded that they are victims of discrimination are likely to turn to a charismatic demagogue for remedy.
In King v. Burwell, the solons perpetuated the Obamacare debacle by concluding that Congress didn’t really mean what it wrote when it limited subsidies to people who purchase health insurance through “exchanges established by the state.” A first grader easily could understand the concept of “established by the state” or “not established by the state.” It’s a concept as simple as “yes or no” or “on or off,” which even toddlers understand but which the justices failed to grasp. Words no longer have meaning. Trust has been irreparably damaged.
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the court chose to redefine marriage to include homosexual relationships. Contemplate that. Supposedly, God got marriage wrong the first time around, so the Creator was overruled by a committee of the created. That is amazingly brazen; yet Christians are not amazed. We well know that the Bible predicts growing apostasy, that is, departure from truth, as we approach end-time events.
Clearly, an advanced law degree is no guarantee of discernment between right and wrong or common sense and foolishness.
Wayne C. Anderson