I hate to say “I told you so”, but I did. The battle over gay/lesbian “rights” has spilled into the public arena and the Presidential election because the American people will not allow four Massachusetts judges to throw out several thousand years of natural law, and they shouldn’t. This is not about equal rights nearly as much as it is about whether or not we can sustain a federal republic under the rule of law, or whether we will allow the critical issues involving who we are to be determined by judicial fiat. Lincoln said it as well as anyone in his first inaugural address, referring to the Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scot case: “…….the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” President Bush didn’t start this war by endorsing a constitutional amendment on marriage, but by so doing he did introduce it into the appropriate arena—the court of public opinion in an election year—which hopefully will produce a solution by the people through democratic processes, as the Founders intended.
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