Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The Right to Privacy: Liberalism's Double-Edged Sword (Part 3)
IThe lengths to which the modern progressive Left has been willing to go in order to foist its radical agenda on the American people has certainly been well documented. But if any one group underneath liberalism's big tent of oppressed minorities has gained the most ground over the past few decades, surely it is the homosexual lobby.
For years, gay rights activists have cited the right to privacy when arguing their case in the court of law and public opinion. State laws prohibiting homosexual sodomy have long been at the center of the debate. In 1986, in the case of Bowers v. Hardwick, the U.S. Supreme Court could find nothing in the Constitution guaranteeing anyone the fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy. Less than twenty years later, however, such a right was miraculously located.
How did this happen? Justice Antonin Scalia offered the following explanation at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:...............
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