The Rule Of Law is over, We have entered The Rule Of The Anus. Judicial Tyranny.
In California, Democrats sympathetic to gays Americans have legislated marriage in all but name -- which many Californians think is a pretty reasonable compromise. But "gay activist" courts tend to think in absolutes -- and when they intervene, woe unto the straight side.
This is destructive in three ways. First, the gay activist judges act as dishonest referees, imposing a minority set of societal preferences over a clear majority's wish to give the institution of marriage special status and not devalue it.
Second, they cheat the American people of an honest political contest, where candidates need to persuade the people of their views to put them into effect. When even the most gay-friendly of Democrats is asked point blank whether or not they favor "gay marriage", the Democrat always answers to the effect of "Hell no."
The gay-rights activists know they Demunist politician is lying -- or they would be protesting said Demunist. As supporters of liberal judicial tyranny "activism", the Demunists have the luxury of winking as the courts do their work for them. That leaves them free to pretend to hold public positions they do not actually hold -- and that they will subvert through their judicial appointments.
Finally, when courts usurp the role of the people, they inject cynicism and bitterness into America's body politic. In his dissent in Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992), Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put it this way:
[B]y foreclosing all democratic outlet for the deep passions this issue [legalized abortion] arouses, by banishing the issue from the political forum that gives all participants, even the losers, the satisfaction of a fair hearing and an honest fight, by continuing the imposition of a rigid national rule instead of allowing for regional differences, the Court merely prolongs and intensifies the anguish.Plainly this is what we have seen with abortion. With the latest intervention by the California Supreme Court, it is beginning to look the same for same-sex marriage. How much healthier our politics would be if those so convinced of the rightness of their views would have equal faith in the decency of their fellow Americans -- and their openness to being persuaded by clear, fair and honest argument.
But of course, they think we are just "haters" and "bigots", never mind that if anyone shows the hatred and the bigotry--such as vandalizing churches--THEY DO.
The Churches have seen the writing on the wall, and are mobilizing. I wish them luck.
The four judges who invented homosexual "marriages" out of thin air:
1. Ron George, nominated to the California Supreme Court in 1991 by Republican Governor Pete Wilson. 2. Kathryn Werdegar , nominated by Republican Governor Pete Wilson in 1994
3. Joyce Kennard, nominated by Republican Governor George Deukmejian in 1989
4. Carlos Moreno, nominated by Democrat Governor Gray Davis in 2001
So having a GOP governor in itself is no guarantee, if the judges are not strictly checked.