Supreme Court Rules You Can’t Be Forced To Bake The Cake (For Now)

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that you do, in fact, have a right to private property. The court has ruled that a cake shop does not have to bake a cake for a gay wedding. While the Left is sure to be endlessly outraged at the result of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the decision has preserved the liberty of all individuals to choose who may or may not enter their property, at least, it has for now.

The decision, however, left room for left wing extremists such as Ruth Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor to later revoke your right to private property. The case allows for this due to the fact extremely narrow grounds on which this decision is built. To Kennedy, the cake shop had reason to believe they were acting within their rights. In other words, Kennedy made the claim that this decision leaves effectively no legal precedent to build upon. This is why the religion/speech argumentation is inherently flawed. The court now has the ability to take this from a case-by-case basis, when it should be clear that you have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

While the decision does preserve liberty, it does so on the wrong grounds. The majority decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, claims Masterpiece Cakeshop can discriminate on the grounds of religion. While you can exclude for religious reasons, that is not why you can. The reason you can discriminate is on the grounds of private property.

You own yourself. Therefore, you have the right to disassociate with anyone for any reason. While the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s hostility toward religion may be problematic to a civil society, that is not the reason why Masterpiece Cakeshop has rights. In your private property, you have the right to exclude people for any reason. For example, if an individual opened a cake shop that only served cakes for homosexual couples that is their right. This is their right not because they don’t like straight people, but because they own a cake shop.

The epitome of an anti-freedom agenda is the revocation of private property, and that is exactly what the Colorado Civil Rights Commission attempted to advance. If you believe you should be able to force anyone to associate with you in personal or business relations, you are a communist, not a libertarian. Although this is a terrible decision that builds no precedent, today is a victory for liberty, and a loss for the anti-freedom Left.