Yea I made the topic to get views so sue me. 😛
So what can I say about DOMA and the SCOTUS decision? I could sit back and say it sucks. I could rave and rant about how this is causing the moral decay of our society and some such. but you know what, i ain’t gonna. Why because we already know these things. I’m not saying that conservatives and moralists should give up the fight, but i think we should get ready to lose these kinds of battles because these battles are not won with heartfelt speeches and logic, especially when the opposition is using the same thing and the power of the courts to back their position up.
As a Constitutionalist i can see the legal argument that SCOTUS gave. It is not the place of the Federal Government to declare what marriage is or is not. Also it is not the place of the Federal Government to decide what morality is or is not. And this is true. But the hypocrisy of it all is that the Federal Government has been doing this for years with drugs, the Age of Consent, and numerous other behaviors. The only argument for the Federal Government doing such a thing is the so-called ‘Will of the People’ argument, which something that the Fed has been using for at least 100 years now.
But the ‘Will of the People’ was abolished when the 9th circuit overturned Prop 8 with the wave of a pen, so to speak. So what do we really have here then? We have the idea that the ‘Moral Will of the Majority’ can be overturned by the courts due to political correctness. Because of this I think we need to go back to a much deeper form of grass roots Conservatism. And I’m talking dandelion root deep! What we need to do is teach morals and ethics at home, not to the politicians. They won’t listen, but if you teach it in the home, then eventually we will get it in the school and in our politicians. That is the only way we can effect change, or stay a moral, upstanding nation before God.