Sunday, May 18, 2008

Overturning California's Gay 'Marriage' Ban

by Chuck Colson - May 16th, 2008 -

A decision by the California Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional any ban on gay “marriage” is sending shock waves across the nation. The 4-3 decision announced Thursday not only legalizes gay “marriage” in the largest state in America, but it also overturns both the referendum of the people and the representatives of the people.

The only way the California Supreme Court could override the people is by saying that gay “marriage” is a natural right. But nowhere do we see this in the federal or state Constitutions. While the founders of this country wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” they never would have intended or imagined that those noble words would be used to support something like gay “marriage.”

In essence, these judges have created a new right out of thin air.

There is no noticeable difference in the arrogance of this decision and the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Both are rulings by judicial tyrants jamming their personal opinions down the throats of the people simply because they can.

The choices of how to overturn this are of concern as well. Having this issue dealt with by the federal congress does not give me much confidence since it is dominated by the wrong party. The current party in power is more in tune with the gay rights special interest group that is opposed to this legislation than with the average American. Appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court is equally frightening with Justice Kennedy holding the balance of power. Who knows how that suck up to liberal orthodoxy will come down on any issue?

The reality is that more and more my long term proposal to fix America's courts is the only rational answer. Mass impeachment. If the people of California would organize a mass impeachment of the justices that approved this outrage, it would give pause to the judicial arrogance that spawned the problem. When I lived in California we successfully impeached Chief Justice Rose Bird, ultimately driving her into becoming a recluse. The power of impeachment is the real power of the people. We need to use it more often.


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