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Thursday, August 05, 2010

A shot in the foot

So, a judge just tossed out Prop 8 in California.

 The optics are uniquely bad — a federal judge imperiously tossing out a public referendum enacted by citizens of one of the bluest states in America on the shoulders of a multi-racial coalition. If the goal of gay-rights activists is to make same-sex marriage palatable to the public, then embittering opponents by torpedoing a hard-fought democratic victory seems like … an odd way to go about it. 
I look forward to watching the applicants for bigamy, polygamy and the various other marriage types come forward.  And that's exactly what's going to happen.  When black-robed tyrants change or create laws through judicial fiat, you're going to open up Pandora's box.  The hard fact is this:  When you destroy the traditional definition of marriage, and you don't replace it with anything, then you've allowed anyone and anything to claim that they are "married".  Hell, Bob the pervert could marry his goat, and that's OK under the law.  You can't claim that "Well, it's OK for Bob and John to get married, but not Bob and John and Joe." because you've already said that the traditional definition of marriage is null and void but didn't place any boundaries on it.  The people pushing for gay-marriage CAN'T place any boundaries on it, because the moment they even admit that there's a boundary they've lost the argument against people who want to preserve traditional marriage.

Ah well.  This country is going to hell anyways.  Let's just remove the blocks and pick up speed.

I'M SORRY, WHAT???????

The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay.  

Nah, no conflict of interest there, right?  Jeebus H. Christ on a fucking pogo stick.  Would you allow a polygamist judge to decide the legality of Warren Jeff's cult?

I'm of the opinion that there is no saving this country from it's self-inflicted poisoning.

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