Friday, November 7, 2008

SSM & Making a Bad Situation Worse

It's not going to surprise anyone that I was glad to see California's Proposition 8 pass. Besides my feelings about same-sex marriage (SSM), I wanted to see the voters thumb their nose at the activist and anti-democratic California Supreme Court.

Now that the people have spoken, opponents of Prop 8 are turning to ... the courts.

If Prop 8 is overturned, it will be further proof that what we have is not democracy but minority rule -- an oligarchy not unlike Sunni-controlled Iraq.

If California is forced to send this through the constitutional "revision" process, does anyone think the voters aren't going to respond negatively to having their decision violated? As bad as the last campaign got, the next campaign can be expected to be nastier still.

Hopefully this won't continue. If it does, maybe it will spur some badly needed judicial reforms.

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