Before Allen West, before Herman Cain, even before the Tea Party, one of the nuttiest of right-wing wing nuttery happened to be African-American. His name was (and still is) Alan Keyes and he’s mostly known for his extreme anti-choice views, but he took to World Net Daily to call for civil war in case gay marriage is made legal.
In his Op-Ed, Keyes makes the claim that if the Supreme Court were to rule in favor of marriage equality, “the decision will return the people of this country to the condition of constantly impending war characteristic of the human condition when and wherever the just premises of government are abandoned.”
Keyes also makes the claim that it would be a violation of the 9th Amendment of the Constitution. He goes on to say:
If the United States Supreme Court presumes to impose any redefinition of marriage on the states, respectively, or the people, without addressing the issue of unalienable right it involves, with reasoning that respects God-endowed right (which is the logic by which the American people asserted, and still claim to possess and exercise, sovereign authority over themselves), the Court’s decision will be an attack on the very foundation of constitutional government, of by and for the people of the United States. It will be a high crime and misdemeanor that effectively dissolves the just bonds of government between and among the states, and among the individuals who compose the people of the United States. It will therefore be just cause for war.
Like the Dred Scott decision that heralded the onset of the first Civil War, the Court’s action will bring the nation to the brink, whence “nothing but confusion and disorder will follow. …” If the justices do not tread carefully, their temerity could very well set in motion the death throes of what is still supposed to be their country. “Forbid it, Almighty God!”
Source: World Net Daily
Here’s the part you’ll love, even World Net Daily’s readers were having none of it. Sure, there is a good chance the site was hit with a bunch of left-wing trolls, but nearly the entire comment section is filled with people calling Keyes nuts. Here are a few samples:
As I said, those are just a few and it’s pretty clear that if Keyes were to engage in a civil war, he wouldn’t have a lot of company.
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