Thursday, May 15, 2008

"Of the people, by the people, and for the people..." no longer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a monumental victory for the gay rights movement, the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage Thursday in a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in the nation's biggest state to tie the knot.
Domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage, the justices ruled 4-3 in striking down the ban."
The last time California voters were asked to express their views on gay marriage at the ballot box was in 2000, the year after the Legislature enacted the first of a series of laws awarding spousal rights to domestic partners.
Proposition 22, which strengthened the state's 1978 one-man, one-woman marriage law with the words "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," passed with 61 percent of the vote.

Here is the most recent example of the trend you can get, and it is not just happening in California. Our government taking more and more action against the greatest threat to world power and social downfall: the people. Most of the people in government think of "the people" (and probably say it in private) as "proles". The commoner is thought to no longer know what they want, so the Supreme Courts must decide what is best. This is in violation of the very principles that our country was founded on, that one group of people should not have absolute rule of the populace. Whether you believe that gay marriage should be allowed or not, this is an outrage that cannot be tolerated. We who are coming into power soon as adults and voters need to take the initiative to not vote on laws, but to make constitutional amendments that are so clear in their language that the courts are left with no other option than to "interpret the law" like they are supposed to instead of writing new ones to fit their own personal beliefs. REMEMBER: Judges are appointed, they are not chosen by voters. They do not require your approval, and so they may be ill qualified for the positions. The only way to ensure that we get judges and justices who will fulfill their constitutional duties is to get wise and constitutionally minded men in government, especially as President and Governors. When voting (if you are of that age) remember to vote with someone you know will have the best interests of the common people at heart, instead of those that appoint justices to over-rule the will of the people.

I must end this short discourse, with a couple quotes I found very appropriate, by people I have (over the last day or two) come very much to admire for his subtle political views:
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
August Strindberg (1849 - 1912), A Madman's Diary, 1895

We must take back our nation from all the people who think that anything that offends them should be removed. - Unknown American

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. - Stendal


Edge said...

Proles - scary thought that Orwell was probably right, just ahead of schedule.

Edge said...

and do email some of your writing...

Somnite said...

I don't have your email address

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