"Absurd" (Pg. 1, ACA)
"You would think the answer... obvious" (Pg. 2, ACA)
"So obvious there would hardly be a need for the... Court" (Pg. 2, ACA)
"To hear... it" (Pg. 2, ACA)
"The Court's interpretation... renders words inoperative", inoperative (Pg.13, ACA)
"Goes beyond giving words bizarre meanings" (Pg. 4, ACA)
"Words no longer have meaning" (Pg. 2, ACA)

[Chorus]
"Understatement, thy name is an opinion on the Affordable Care Act!" (Pg. 3, ACA)
"I... call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy", democracy (Pg. 1, Marriage)
"Impossible possibility" (Pg. 3, ACA)
Oh, "The world does not expect logic... in poetry" (Pg. 9, Marriage)
"Same-sex marriage" (Pg. 2, Marriage)
"I dissent." (Pg. 21, ACA)

Oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

"Pure applesauce" (Pg. 10, ACA)
"jiggery pokery" (Pg. 8, ACA)
"Buried beneath the mummeries" (Pg. 4, Marriage)
"silly extravagances" (Pg. 7, Marriage)
"showy profundities" (Pg. 7, Marriage)
"Ask the nearest hippie" (Pg. 8, Marriage)
"The court's reasoning is largely self-defeating" (Pg. 16, ACA)

[Chorus repeat]

"everything [is am-] is ambiguous" (Pg. 13, ACA)
Oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

"defense of the indefensible" (Pg. 12, ACA)
"I dissent." (Pg. 21, ACA)
"not a novelty" (Pg. 20, ACA)
Oh, anything, "anything but accidental" (Pg. 18, ACA)
We should, "We should start calling this law SCOTUScare" (Pg. 21, ACA)

Oh, oh, oh, oh
"I dissent." (Pg. 21, ACA)
"I dissent." (Pg. 21, ACA)


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I Dissent (Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinions) song meanings
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    General CommentThey should have called this "I Dissent: the Ballad of Justice Scalia"
    SephNiteon July 19, 2015   Link

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