California is big enough to form its own country. Let’s insist it do so.
Because this kind of thing isn’t American in any traditional meaning of that designation: “Calif. moves to ban judges affiliated with Boy Scouts”:
In a move with major legal implications, The California Supreme Court Advisory Committee on The Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed to classify the Boy Scouts as practicing “invidious discrimination” against gays, which would end the group’s exemption to anti-discriminatory ethics rules and would prohibit judges from being affiliated with the group.
“The Committee’s invitation ignores the fact that the change also encompasses other youth organizations whose membership is limited on the basis of gender, e.g., the Girl Scouts, as well as the military, which continues to practice ‘discrimination’ on the basis of gender,” wrote Catherine Short, legal director of the pro-life group Life Legal Defense Foundation, in a letter to the Committee obtained by TheDC that predicts possible implications for pro-life judges in the future.
“This proposed amendment has as its overtly-stated purpose the branding of the BSA as an organization whose members must be assumed to be biased and thus unfit for the bench. The Committee states that ‘eliminating the exemption… would enhance public confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary,’” Short said.
“On the contrary, by promoting a hierarchy of politically-favored ‘victim’ status through pointlessly impugning the integrity of members of a venerable American institution, the proposed Amendment will communicate to the public that judges are being told by the California Supreme Court what to think, whom they may associate with, and what are permissible opinions to hold, and that only those who toe the line will be allowed to sit on the bench. The public can hardly expect impartiality from the judiciary in such a climate of intolerance,” Short wrote.
Asks Weasel Zippers,
Will California be banning the following people for their connections to the Boy Scouts?
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) – youth member
Bill Clinton (Democratic President) – Cub Scout
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – youth member
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D) – adult volunteer
VP Joe Biden – youth member and adult volunteer
Bill Gates – youth member
Michael Moore – Eagle Scout
Stephen Spielberg – Eagle Scout
Barack Obama was a Cub Scout…but in Jakarta. However, the President of the United States is considered the President of the Boy Scouts, and I don’t believe he has declined. So is Barack Obama allowed in California?
— Which is a silly question, really, because everyone knows that most of these people merely posture, and that when push comes to shove, they’ll always back the politically correct version of “equality” and “discrimination” that grievance groups upon whom they rely for their coalition voting bloc insist upon.
That we’ve now reached a point where an ethics committee is essentially telling judges that their rulings must only occur within the confines of predetermined outcomes — then reasoned back from there — we have surrendered the idea of equality before the law, and an impartial judiciary, all by creating a veneer of “fairness” that is a bastardizing of that term.
Because, you know: some pigs are more equal than others. So shut up, homophobic hater.