Most are overlooking the most important issue at stake at the Supreme Court as Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are being argued this week – will we be a Constitutional federal democracy or not?
As I noted earlier this month, over 7,000,000 Californians voted to amend their state constitution via Proposition 8 in a free and fair election. Will they be denied the right to amend their own state constitution? Will marriage laws, which have traditionally been determined by the states (a tradition DOMA protects), now be determined from on high by the Supreme Court? Will we go further towards becoming a dictatorship of Washington, D.C. and a dictatorship of the black robes?
I support traditional marriage. At the same time, I understand those who support state-recognized gay marriage while I very much disagree with them. But I am not so understanding towards those who would overturn Constitutional democracy in order to impose their pet and novel view of marriage. And that is exactly what is being attempted at the Supreme Court.
I know gay marriage is just the most important issue ever in both politics and religion nowadays. But the integrity, if you will, of our Constitutional democracy is just a bit more important.