Tenth Amendment Center Blog

Supreme Court gets the Constitution right, for once

In an overwhelming 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the odious Westboro Baptist Church and the First Amendment. That is, the amendment which protects ALL speech, not just politically-correct, state-approved speech.

Bravo. The nine highest-paid federal judges in the land have proved themselves capable of comprehending the plain language of the Constitution.

Why then,  we tenthers wonder, is the Supreme Court so unable to comprehend the language of other amendments like, say, the 10th?

Could it be because “granting” political protesters the right to say offensive and unpopular things in public actually increases the perceieved power and stature of the Court?

Yes, peasants, you may rabble-rouse and shout yourselves hoarse, stirring up distraction and division, but attempt to assert that there are absolute limits to the power and authority of the central government, and you will find the Constitution, to us, is really nothing more than a piece of paper.

Need we remind you of Gonzales v. Raich?