Justice Anthony Kennedy said something so shocking that if a conservative justice had said it, there would be calls for his impeachment or a required psychiatric evaluation to test his sanity.
Speaking at Harvard Law School, Justice Anthony Kennedy — author of the unconstitutional Obergefell 5-4 majority same-sex marriage opinion — was asked a question on whether civil officials have the moral right to object to a new law based on the legal fundamentals of older constitutional laws, for example, abortion and same-sex marriage
Here’s part of Justice Kennedy’s answer:
“If I could rephrase it in a fair way, what is the duty of a public official if he or she cannot in good conscience, and consistent with their own personal and religious beliefs, enforce a law they think is morally corrupt?
“How many judges do you think resigned in the Third Reich? Three. Great respect, it seems to me, has to be given to people who resign rather than do something they think is morally wrong, in order to make a point. However, the rule of law is that, as a public official and performing your legal duties, you are bound to enforce the law.”
What? It seems to me that greater respect should go to civil officials who resist unjust laws by staying in power and blocking the new laws. Resigning meant that there wouldn’t be any legal consequences like imprisonment, loss of livelihood, or a trip to an internment camp.
Resignation would mean that no price had to be paid…