There has been much commentary in the past two days about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's opinion affirming the trial court decision that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, from The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, Slate's Dahlia Lithwick and The American Prospect's E.J. Graff to Jason Mazzone and Rick Hasen to Orin Kerr and Eugene Volokh.
Only one, thus far, has submitted his or her thoughts directly to the court.
With a subject line of, "Your ruling in Perry vs. Brown is unworthy of compliance or respect," Robert Allgeyer's Feb. 7 letter to the court was posted to the Ninth Circuit's docket of the case today.
He began: "Lately, I have wondered at why so many persons in government, and in higher education, make no sense. It seems to me that perhaps you are suffering from brain damage. I am graciously assuming that you were not bribed or threatened by 'progressive' activists, but of course this is not clear."
In addition to questioning whether a "life of depravity," "a lifetime of mind-altering drugs," "inbreeding" or "having attended the kind of elitist college that asks about your mom and dad on the application form (snicker)" caused the brain damage, Allgeyer expresses great concern about "toxins from mold infestation" being the real cause.
Finally, in case the brain damage is genetic, he urges, "As a precaution, I urge you and all of your relatives to voluntarily practice birth control and abortion to the greatest extent allowable by law."
Thank you, Robert Allgeyer, for your thoughts on this important issue.
READ Allgeyer's letter: Allgeyer.pdf
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