Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

A Very Lame Argument

March 4, 2013

SCOTUS

The case against same-sex marriage is being heard before the Supreme Court and the opponents of the right that is legal in nine states is using an unusual argument: unwanted pregnancy.

This stems from the single opposing view of the Massachusetts Supreme Court when the law was passed.

Massachusetts Justice Robert Cordy explained in his dissent that the government does have a stake in defining marriage as only between men and women because unwanted pregnancies result in the couples marrying and creating a “stable family” which then becomes the bulwark of society. It was the government’s responsibility then to ensure the male of the couple is sent the strong message to wed and help in rearing the children.

What the heck was this guy smoking?!

The statistics on couples that got married “because they had to” are not good, usually ending in divorce, battered wives, and a number of other problems not conducive to Justice Cordy’s (or anyone else’s) idea of a stable society.

And since WHEN do people get married for the good of the society?

Last time I checked, people got married because they wanted to share a life together, not for any statistical chart over at Health and Human Services.

And his idea of “sending a strong message” to young men not ready or willing to become supportive partners and parents is not anywhere near working.

Again, I can only ask what the heck was this guy smoking?!

But, as completely stupid as this reasoning sound, his argument has been cited in practically every suit opposing gay marriage since 2003!!


Maybe these guys are smoking the same thing.

First off, we really need less government involvement in our daily lives and we sure as hell(!) need less church in our government.

Separation of church and state was mandated for a reason and this religious pressure was exactly that reason.

Enforce your religious views on yourselves and not on everyone else.

(says so in both the Holy Bible and the Constitution)

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Barack, Keep in Touch…

April 6, 2012

Last year there was a faint whisper raised to a roar. Donald Trump joined in on the side of the birthers and demanded Barack Obama produce his birth certificate long form.

The President said he was surprised… didn’t know the thing was an issue… et cetera.

I thought, at the time, that Obama should not have “acted” so in the dark about the situation. Sure the problem was not mainstream by any means but there had been plenty of court cases already trying to pry the document loose from the clenched fist in Honolulu.

For Obama to say he knew absolutely nothing of the issue seemed, to me at least, humorously infantile.

Now we hear Obama leveling threats at the Supreme Court to treat his healthcare reform with a little respect. He said it would be very bad if they would dare overturn a piece of legislation of this magnitude that was overwhelmingly loved by the people.

Which people was he talking about? The citizens of Nutgrove, Wisconsin, population fourteen?

He certainly could not have been referring to the country he heads up as even the most favorable polls show the majority want it changed or scrapped. Where are the people who actually want the damned thing?

Oh, I see, the “people” he was referring to were the owners, directors, and controllers of the insurance companies who are going to benefit like crazy from this bill just like they did from mandatory auto insurance and mandatory house insurance.

So, Barack is as out-of-touch with reality on the healthcare issue as he was with the birth certificate issue.

Yes, our President really has his thumb on the pulse of the issues… just like Bush Jr. did, huh?

And, BTW, there are an awful lot of people still concerned about that Birth Certificate… seems they still want to see the “real” one and not the paste-up job released in 2011 in response to Trump’s outcry.

And isn’t it strange that shortly after that revelation, Trump disappeared from the scene… just like Ross Perot did years before.

Isn’t American politics a blast!? They just keep recycling what seems to have worked.