I’m happy to say that I first learned about this column while reading the latest issue of Log Cabin’s “Inclusion Wins” newsletter. I’m only sorry I didn’t see it sooner!
No Need To Deface US Constitution Over Gay Marriage – Charles Krauthammer
The Constitution was never intended to set social policy. Its purpose is to establish the rules of governance and secure for the individual citizen rights against the power of the state. It defaces the Constitution to turn it into a super-legislative policy document.
In the short run, judicial arrogance is to be fought democratically with the means still available. Rewording and repassing the constitutional amendment in Georgia, for example. Appealing the Nebraska decision right up to the Supreme Court, which, given its current composition, is extremely likely to terminate with prejudice this outrageous example of judicial interposition.
Do not misunderstand, Krauthammer is no fan of gay marriage at all. But he strongly believes that this is a clear issue about Federalism working and not being railroaded by a Constitutional amendment. Fight it out at the state level. Hoorah!
By the way, if Peggy Noonan is Dan’s “Athena”, Charles is my… um…. male equivalent to Athena. 🙂 [Apollo, perhaps? suggests Dan who also loves Krauthammer.]