Ted Olson is a name that should run a chill down every Liberal’s spine. Former Solicitor General under President George W. Bush, he was personally responsible for the Supreme Court’s ruling in President Bush’s favor.
While Olson may be a Republican, he is a lawyer first. In recent years, he has been the main lawyer behind many of the rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.
On Sunday, Ted Olson appeared of Fox News Sunday to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to not make a decision over same-sex marriage in 14 states—effectively allowing same-sex marriage to begin immediately in those states.
Chris Wallace stated the notion that the Supreme Court was acting with judicial activism—making decisions of personal or political beliefs instead of existing law.
Olson took host Chris Wallace to town.
OLSON: We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule. When the majority in a legislature or a popular vote take away rights of individuals that are protected by the Bill of Rights, then we have an independent judiciary to rectify that situation. It’s happened again, and again, and again throughout this country’s history. We have an independent judiciary to protect the rights of individuals like gay and lesbian citizens who only want respect, decency, and equality along with the rest of us.
Boom! Mic drop! Walk off stage!