Just like the time he couldn’t remember, what’s her face again?, Supreme Court Justice… Wise Latina? Oh no, Sotomayor, I got it.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy law and similar laws in 13 others.
A voter at a meet and greet asked him to defend his criticism of limited government in the case.
“I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case. I don’t, I’m not even going to try to go through every Supreme Court case, that would be — I’m not a lawyer,” Perry said at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop here.
ABC calls it a “Landmark” case which, if you ask us, is a bit of a stretch, to put it mildly. Unless everything you say or do revolves around teh ghey.
To us Texans, the only thing “landmark” about it was that, once again, the Supreme Court decided it had jurisdiction over something it clearly hasn’t, but that’s been so common ever since they started erasing the 10th Amendment back in the 19th century that even that can’t be considered “landmark” anymore.
Was it a stupid, ancient, ridiculous law in dire need of being repealed? You bet. It was yet another example of the stupid laws on every state’s books that keep hanging around there because they’re not ever enforced, so nobody ever thinks of repealing them. For instance, it is still the law in Texas that you can be slammed with a felony for owning more than six dildos. Or in Wisconsin it’s a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.
So yes, the Texas anti-sodomy law most certainly should have been repealed by the legislature in Austin and, had it ever been brought to the attention of Texans prior to Lawrence v. Texas, it most assuredly would have been.
But the Supreme Court does not have the power to do so, unless they can helpfully point to the part of the Constitution securing the right to take it up the Khyber which we, in all of our readings of that document, seem to have missed.
But never mind, Perry’s dumb for not remembering that, so let’s re-elect Constitutional scholar Obam-bam.