That’s Right Nate

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California Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

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First, let’s ignore the fact that its gay marriage that we’re talking about here.  The main issue I want to discuss is the fact that one vote on the state court overturned the will of millions of Californians who voted for a ban on gay marriage.  Let me repeat this–One vote in the state court overturned the will of millions of Californians.

Activists judges are the most disgusting creatures on the planet.  The courts have their place, but it isn’t going against the will of the American people.  That right should be reserved only for the U.S. Supreme Court and only then in special cases like Presidential elections.  This isn’t something that state courts should be allowed to do willy nilly.  The courts should not be allowed to get away with this and I hope President Bush will do something about it. 

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Written by thatsrightnate

May 16, 2008 at 6:16 am

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  1. “Overturning the will of the people” – at least when that will is contrary to the stated constitutional principles of this nation/the state – is, in fact, the JOB of the judicial branch. It is the main reason for its existence: to act as a CHECK on the legislative and executive branches.

    If the people had voted to outlaw all guns, and the court had overturned that on the basis of the 2nd amendment, you would be singing a different tune. Sour grapes, that’s all this whole “waaaahhh, activist judges!” thing is.

    karen

    May 16, 2008 at 9:11 am

  2. In other words, argue against the legal logic of their decision (just try!), or argue whether this particular court has jurisdiction over this particular question (they do!). Those are the only two ways this court could be considered out of line or “activist” – if the legal reasoning is nonsense or if they do not, in fact, legally have the authority to decide this question that was put in front of them.

    Either that, or go back in time and change the whole structure of our government so that the mob always wins! That would would be totally awesome.

    karen

    May 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

  3. Don’t worry, Nate. The decision doesn’t mean you’re required to get gay married if you don’t want to. You have to read the whole thing.

    zenyenta

    May 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  4. I do not believe the Supreme Court should be able to overturn the will of the people in cases other than Presidential elections. I also do not believe that homosexuals should be granted special rights because of their sexual orientation.

    thatsrightnate

    May 16, 2008 at 6:58 pm


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