Friday, May 16, 2008

Not Over Until The Voters Sing.

So much for a presidential election devoid of cultural issues. Or in Obama-speak, "distractions." Apropos of yesterday's California Supreme Court decree overturning the definition of marriage that was enacted into law by California's voters, here's Abraham Lincoln on how judicial overreach undermines democratic self-rule.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. (Here.)
Come November, we'll see whether the people of California have ceded self-rule to four Supreme Court Justices. (Here.)

-tdr

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