After posting Marriage & the Right Side of History yesterday, I was amused to see this headline today in a column by George Neumayr:
A country that stakes its future on lies will not have one. The fashion- able lie of the moment is “gay marriage.” The push to deprive children of mothers and fathers for the sake of “genderless” marriage has never been stronger. The media propaganda about its “inevitability” is unremitting. One would think, judging by all the triumphant rhetoric heard this week, that over 30 states had approved it. In fact, over 30 states have banned it [“All told, the people of 41 states have affirmed the conjugal view of marriage by direct voting or through their representatives.”]….
Notice that the “inevitability” argument for gay marriage is coming from Beltway elites who want judges to decide the issue. Why are they waiting at the back doors of court houses so anxiously if public support for it is so strong? Why do they try and shut down debate so quickly by branding their opponents the moral equivalent of racists if their case is so manifestly clear?
He reports this exchange from yesterday’s hearing (emphasis added):
…Justice Scalia asked Ted Olson, the lawyer who seeks to overturn Proposition 8, when gay marriage crept into the Constitution as a right: “We don’t prescribe law for the future. We decide what the law is. I’m curious, when did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868? When the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted?”
Olson couldn’t give a date, to which Scalia replied: “Well, how am I supposed to know how to decide a case, then, if you can’t give me a date when the Constitution changes?”
This exchange highlights what a sham these cases are, and explains why gay-marriage activists don’t want a prolonged debate but a Roe-style judicial coup.
A lie, even if judicially decreed, remains a lie and provides no future for a country forced to swallow it. Plenty of regimes that no longer exist once thought themselves on the “right side of history.” The Romans, at the height of their decadence, saw the Roman empire as indestructible. It ended in ruins. Reality takes revenge on the deluded.
As I said yesterday, progressives have never heeded the reality lessons taught by the events of history or they would give up their statist utopian vision once and for all as untenable. Unfortunately, they keep working to force their delusions on the rest of us.
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