The new Harper judiciary: we are screwed

Watching all these right wing judges Harper has put in place is really disappointing but to be expected. Here is the opinion of one of the newest ones:

On gay marriage, Justice Miller’s main themes come together – that government has the right and duty to protect society from harm to its natural moral principles.”

There are no such things as “natural moral principles”. All principles are cultural constructions that change with the times. The whole “originalist” nonsense that these conservative judges espouse is just a whole lot of sour grapes. It is a way of justifying discrimination based upon principles that no longer hold among the majority of citizens. But this is the kind of crap we are going to have to live with for the next 10-15 years.

see this for context:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-unfair-to-harper-government-new-ontario-justice-says/article25715590/?utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_source=The%20Globe%20and%20Mail&utm_type=text&utm_content=TheGlobeandMail&utm_campaign=128349553

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About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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