The Solomon of San Francisco
(The American Conservative blog) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --
Federal Judge Vaughn Walker is truly a visionary.
Peering at the 14th Amendment, Walker found something there the authors of the amendment never knew they put there, and even the Warren Court never found there: The states of the Union must recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriage.
With his discovery, Walker declared Proposition 8, by which 5.5 million Californians voted to prohibit state recognition of gay marriage, null and void. What the people of California voted for is irrelevant, said Walker; you cannot vote to take away constitutional rights.
If the Walker decision is upheld by the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Court, homosexual marriage will be imposed on a nation where, in 31 out of 31 state referenda, the people have rejected it as an absurdity.
This is not just judicial activism. This is judicial tyranny.
This is a perversion of what the authors of the Constitution wrote and what the states approved. Through such anti-democratic means, the left has imposed a social and moral revolution on America with only the feeblest of protests from the people or their elected leaders.
Thus, the Supreme Court purged Christianity from the public schools and public square of a nation whose presidents from Wilson to Truman to Carter declared her to be a Christian country...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Buchanan: ‘Walker says the only motivations behind Proposition 8 had been “biases” and “moral disapproval,” and “moral disapproval … has never been a rational basis for legislation.” But what else is the basis for laws against polygamy and incest?…What is the basis for prohibiting prostitution, a free exchange of money for sexual favors, if not “moral disapproval”?’
Exactly. Unless you’re a casualty of arrested development, a permanent-revolution radical, a Leftist with an anti-organized religion agenda, or a gay marriage-advocating homosexual federal judge that employs the “logic” of all of the above, most people recognize a moral line has to be drawn somewhere. But where should that be? Isn’t a reasonable place where the people themselves draw the line, e.g. the voters who approved Proposition 8?
But this “morality by judicial fiat” is exactly the kind of outcome that is inevitable when a hostile elite takes control of a society, perpetuates itself, makes and enforces its own rules, and imposes its own agenda and values on what it considers to be the lowly rubes — and does all this in the Bolshevik style of heavy-handed government imposition.
It’s ironic that even as these elites claim to want to export democracy around the world, they simultaneously wage war against domestic democratic outcomes that don’t fit with their screwball agenda. It’s their malfunctioning intellects in conjunction with their absolutist power that makes them so dangerous, and ironically, a threat to the very values of Western civilization upon which their authority was built.
Whenever authoritarian subversives get the outcome they want in a democratic election, they declare it just. Whenever they don’t, they declare it a “majoritarian dictatorship” bent on the disenfranchisement and persecution of “non-conformists” by employing “the tyranny of the disapproving majority,” and go on to dictate the outcome that they wanted all along by judicial fiat, thus totally disenfranchising the majority in the name of minority rights.
Note that they always use the heavy hand of “secular” government to enforce this, and it’s all done against the will of the People. And they grow and centralize government at every opportunity to make sure it always has the largesse and firepower to dictate the outcome.
These people aren’t interested in protecting a vulnerable minority; that’s just a useful pretense. They’re interested in their own narcissism, intellectual games, and imposing their socially dysfunctional will out of envy, malice and hostility towards the Christian majority. It’s part of their totalitarian agenda, and has been repeated time and again from Russia to SE Asia to China.
Walker is attempting to overthrow 2,000 years of Western common law out of ideology, fun, ego and self-serving narcissim. Like so many of his hate-filled and subversive co-horts, he’s a dictatorial sociopath. The fact that he hides his illness behind robes and pseudo intellectual argument doesn’t change that in the least.
The only solution to all this is radical de-centralization, the stripping of federal police powers down to the bone, and the radical assertion of local and State’s rights over federal tyranny. If that fails, it won’t really matter anyway, because the country inevitably going to rebel, end in civil war due to the fact that federal “leadership” is comprised of tyrannical sociopaths who, in order to gain power, managed to pass themselves off as “liberals.”
Tyrannies never end well.
A.C. [in reader comments]: “One finds it impossible to avoid playing armchair psychology with these folks; why are they so desperate to force the traditionalist Judeo-Christian majority to approve of them? Are they so genuinely insecure in the “rightness” or “goodness” of their behavior themselves? By my lights, it seems far more pertinent that they convince themselves of the virtues of sexual relativism than anything else; all the so-called “gay rights” will naturally flow from that. They can’t truly convince themselves until all the rest of American (and Western) society agrees with a childish public (if not private) approval of their unnatural and disordered behavior.”
Well, if the “Christian West” can be watered down to “Judeo-Christian,” why can’t marriage be watered down to include homosexuals?
This society is going through a power struggle of Christian moral authority vs. various other factions (Jews, homosexuals, liberals, government-worshipping leftists, neocons, money-worshipping capitalists, etc) who in many ways have joined together to overthrow it. And they’re succeeding. But I doubt that they are going to like the outcome, which is looking more and more like bankruptcy, social anarchy, and a Hobbesian struggle between the “victors” that will result in final collapse — at which point Christian moral authority will eventually, once again, re-assert itself anyway.
In other words, the infantiles are just wasting everyone’s time with their blind rebellion and tantrums, but they’re simply too self-absorbed, brainwashed, and arrested to see or care.