Majority Rule – Isn’t
Well, the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals has decided that the people don’t have the right to decide for themselves what is constitutional. A three-judge panel has decreed Prop 8 as unconstitutional because it supposedly treats homosexuals as a lower class of citizen.
Of course, homosexuals have always been pushing to have “class status” – but they want to be treated like some other minority class. But that’s a different argument for a different day.
Decisions like these stand against everything that the Founders sought to avoid. The idea behind a constitutional republic that is built around democracy is that majority rules. Liberals are pretty quick to point that out when it suits them. However, when it comes to California’s Proposition 8 which bans homosexual marriage by constitutional referendum, suddenly, it doesn’t matter what the people say. Two judges have effectively overrode 52% of the Californian voting population.
Another sickening reminder that our country has deviated from what the Framers had intended – how a handful of people can defy the will of the people. When the people decides to amend their constitution through a majority vote, the amendment becomes constitutional because it is part of the constitution.
Or can someone out there explain whether prohibition was constitutional when it was passed. Or was its repeal constitutional?
This is what happens when the judiciary goes messing around with a constitution.