Friday, June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage

If the Constitution protects the "right" to same sex marriage, does it also protect the "right" to incestuous marriage, or the right for adults to marry children? If not, why not? On what possible basis could you find a "right" to same sex marriage in the Constitution without affirming these other "rights" as well? (I suspect it will now only be a matter of time before someone asserts such "rights").

And then there is the hypocrisy of Justice Roberts who said that the Constitution had nothing to do with this decision. I'm sure he's absolutely right. But the the Constitution also had nothing to do with the decision on Obamacare which HE supported! When justices stop interpreting the Constitution, and start re-writing the Constitution, their decisions can become quite arbitrary.

When Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, she (and other Democrats) publicly mocked the idea that Congress should be bound by the Constitution. We have a President who ignores the Constitution. Now we have a Supreme Court that thinks their job is not to interpret but to re-write the Constitution!  The Constitution was supposed to protect citizens from government. When government ignores the Constitution we are in deep, deep trouble. Americans (both Republican and Democrat) should be (peacefully) protesting in the streets by the millions at this massive usurpation of power.

Germany was a democracy before Hitler took over. I have sometimes wondered how could they let their democracy be stolen from them like that? I suspect our grandchildren may one day be asking the same question of us.

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