Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Supreme Court Overturns New Haven CT Firefighter Decision
And I have to say, what a relief that common sense can prevail, even if its by a 5-4 majority.
I have to ask what the hell the 4 "Justices" who dissented were thinking! What were they thinking? (Told you, I had to ask.)
Can you imagine the outrage if the firemen involved were black men, passed the test, and then the city of New Haven decided that not enough white people passed the test, so they threw it out? I mean, c'mon, that has to be the common sense test you apply to this kind of thing--if situations were reversed, would it be a moral outrage?
And the answer, of course, is yes. It would be
outrageous. There was a clear cut case of discrimination. I won't use the term "reverse discrimination" here. It implies that you can only discriminate if you are a member of a supposed cultural majority.
I believe the verbage of our country's quite necessary EEO laws state that you aren't allowed to discriminate for hiring or promotion on race, sex, creed, religion, or disability.
And when it says race, it means ANY race. That's the way it should be. We are all men, created EQUAL, and endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and Property (That's pursuit of happiness to those of you who haven't the chance to read any Locke.)
4 Dissenters!?! WTF, over! The Judicial Branch is an important check to the Legislative and Executive, but I think our overlords in black might need to be reeled in a bit. 4 people tried to push a political agenda from the Bench, and it almost worked.
Notice I didn't say Conservative, Liberal, Democrat or Republican there. I object to any agenda being pushed from the bench contrary to the framework of The Constitution, and interpreted in the light of the Founders' intent.
Legislate compassionately, if you must, but Justice, at least should be blind.