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Commentary on the present and future of culture, politics, economics, and social values................... "At any given instant/All solids dissolve, no wheels revolve,/And facts have no endurance." W.H. Auden.

Friday, November 05, 2004

BUSH'S MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR

Who was the major contributor to President Bush's re-election?

Answer: the Massachusetts Supreme Court and its chief justice, Margaret Marshall.

When that august body decreed that laws denying the right of same sex marrigae violated the Massachusetts constitution, people around the country were galvanized into action. It was not just the prospect of gay "marriage" that galvanized them. It was also the picture of activist judges with a private agenda contemptuously imposing their will on a public and a state legistlature that opposed such a decision. The court was legislating.

Deep down, there is the fear of a coup d'etat. Not one, as in some Third World countries, effected by the military. But one conducted by the courts. To much of the public, the survival of American democracy, threatened by judicial tyranny, was at stake. Hence the overwhelming vote in eleven states in suport of constitutional amendments declaring that "marriage" is a union between one man and one woman.

This galvanized public voted in great numbers and supported President Bush, who seemed to be the champion of traditional family values.

The law of unintended consequences: the Massachusetts Supreme Court sought to impose gay "marriage" on an unaccepting public and ended up contributing to the election of President Bush and the likelihood of a marrriage amendment to the US constitution.

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