Wednesday, March 27, 2013

US Supreme Court Decisions

As many of you know, the US Supreme Court has been involved this week with cases dealing with same-sex marriage. I came acroass the following comment left on the New York Times website that I feel I simply must repost. The message is extremely articulate and succinct. It is, once again, attributed to a commenter on the website of the New York Times: "The Supreme Court does not exist to serve as a parental unit. Its justices are not there to decide if and when we "are ready" to accept equal treatment for all of our citizens. It is a court of law, and whether it is reviewing DOMA or Roe v. Wade, the merits of a case should decide the outcome, not some vague notion of whether we can handle it. It's all well and good to develop consensus through state initiatives and local voting booths, but some issues are a broad matter of human rights and fairness, and we the people have shown many times that we are fully capable of putting our own prejudices before the rights of others. This is why the Supreme Court plays such a key role in making the tough calls that protect democracy, the constitution, and human rights in this country. Let's hope the justices stop acting like father/mother knows best and start doing their jobs. Justice waits for no one."


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Upton King said...

Amen. And I couldn't agree more. This logic is a typical worm hole that conservatives keep getting sucked into. They want less government interference, unless it's something they fear, like the idea of two men kissing. It's ridiculous and incredibly short-sighted of them, but then, isn't that why they are conservatives? Because they can't fathom the big picture and are comfortable with hypocracy? - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

karl said...

We pay taxes so that sgould make us equal citizens. As far as Im concerned if one cannot be allowed to marry then taxes should be withholden until we get the services we pay for.
As soon as the Government begins losing its money train believe me they will change their minds SO FAST...

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