“Poor us!”

Add one more preposterous polemic to the pile of protest of Supreme Court decisions in DOMA and Proposition 8. According to Liberty Counsel:

Mat Staver

Thomas Jefferson understood that the judiciary was supposed to be the
weakest branch of government, but he also warned it could be the seed
that results in the dissolution of the Republic if judges did not
exercise restraint. The Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals, in the marriage cases, illustrate why Jefferson was concerned.
These decisions are not based on the law or the Constitution, are devoid
of reason, and are contrary to natural law. 

When I was a child I learned in school that there are three co-equal branches of government. It’s truly amazing. Faced with a decision that the Christianists don’t like it must not be based on “law or the Constitution” and it must be  “devoid of reason.” As for natural law, that was the attempt, by Liberty Counsel’s predecessors, to recognize religion in order to justify slavery and then segregation.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.