“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
Well thanks to great men like Jefferson, the United States is a Republic! Mob rule is exactly what we have here in this Proposition 8 decision by the California Supreme Court. This decision goes against everything this country stands for by accepting the will of the many to deny the right of the few. Because of that, this should have never come up for a damn vote to begin with.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: If you are this… well you can go here or do that… but if you are that… then you cant go here or do that even though this can. Proposition 8 does nothing more than segregate a certain populace of California and denies them equal rights.
Here is what Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren had to say regarding the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling on segregated schools: “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
Another argument that has greatly amused me is.. .”well Woody gay people have the right to marry… they just have to be the opposite sex”. I will grant you that a gay man can marry a woman.. and a lesbian can marry a man. Lets say, just for the hell of it, that a gay man married a woman. Doesn’t that invalidate the entire argument of protecting the sanctity of marriage? While I often question the sanity of anyone who willing wants to get married… why do two people get married? Because they are the opposite sex? I dont think so. Last I checked two people fell in love, realized they were forever committed to one another and then held a ceremony to celebrate such love. That is what marriage is about and most have apparently forgotten that especially those trying to “protect the sanctity of marriage”. No wonder divorce rates are so high.
A gay man.. is not going to have that sort of love for a woman. HE’S JUST NOT. Yes, it happens.. but how many of those marriages actually WORK? How many end up getting hurt because of it? That argument only further destroys the sanctity of marriage. It doesn’t matter anyway. That is not who they are as individuals and they should not have to compromise their individuality in order to appease an ignorant majority. Last I checked.. this country still believes in the right of the individual.
“But Woody.. the Bible says…”.. oh.. right right right. The Bible. I keep forgetting about that thing. Hmm well Ill tell you what.. if people are so concerned with what some book (supposedly) says.. or what a particular faith believes… fine. Government cannot recognize any law respecting the establishment of religion. Therefore, no government under the United States Constitution can recognize “marriage”. The government should only recognize Civil Unions, this includes all unions recognized as “marriage” retroactively and any new union… for every American. You wanna get married? Go to a church. Problem solved.
So what did we learn today? We have learned about the hypocrisy of some who would normally whine about “activist judges” until the ruling suits their needs. We learned that we haven’t even learned from our own history. We learned… that we have a hell of a lot to learn.