For almost 40 years, the data has been piling up to this one indisputable conclusion: Illegitimacy is the single most important social problem of our time - more important than crime, drugs, poverty, illiteracy, welfare, or homelessness. That's because illegitimacy is a primary driver of all those other social ills. Given that all this is true, and you'll be hard pressed to find any dispute to it, why in the world would anyone WANT to further undermine the only institution that keeps illegitimacy from getting any worse? Does anyone really want the connection between marriage and children to be rendered even more irrelevant by turning marriage into a children-neutral institution? I mean, no-fault divorce threw a whole bail of straw onto the proverbial camels back. Why load it up further?
Obviously I'm referring to the gay-marriage debate, and once again, I just don't understand. That being said, the potential societal effects are not the worst part about what's happening in relation to this issue anyway. No, not by far.
The worst part is the general reaction to the Mass supreme court ruling. Lots of cheering and wailing by those on either side of the issue -- which is to be expected, but then utter and complete silence on the fact that an UNELECTED bench MADE (or unMADE) marriage law in that state. The people of Mass were not given a single Vote. Neither were their representatives. Neither was their governor, or any other elected official. That court performed a little coup de'tat over all the legitimate sources of political policy in that state, and no one seems to care one wit.
That is absolutely outrageous! If there was any sense left in the world, those judges would have been impeached the very next hour and then charged with violating their oaths of office! The founders are all surely spinning in their graves right now.
The Supreme Court is now surely eyeing this issue, and does anyone doubt whether or not they will choose to defer to the legitimate makers of public policy over their own private whims? Ha! Especially when the Supreme Court continues to believe the U.S. Constitution gives it universal jurisdiction over state law. Which, as always, brings me back to the inescapable conclusion that Texas must and should again secede from this union.