"...it is now clear that it is the courts that threaten our liberty - the liberty to govern ourselves - more profoundly than does any legislature." - Robert H. Bork, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline," p. 115.
The will of the people to preserve the traditional understanding of marriage has once again been thwarted by an activist judge, a radical ideologue bent on imposing his own agenda on the masses through judicial fabrication. The Homosexual Movement, which is nothing less a moral revolution, asserts that keeping same-sex unions illegal is discriminatory and constitutes a violation of justice since homosexual persons are equally entitled to marriage and its benefits.
The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith refuted this sophism in its 2003 document entitled "Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons":
"Differentiating between persons or refusing social recognition or benefits is unacceptable only when it is contrary to justice. The denial of the social and legal status of marriage to forms of cohabitation that are not and cannot be marital is not opposed to justice; on the contrary, justice requires it." (No. 8).
As I reflect on the arrogance of one judge essentially voiding the will of more than 7 million California voters, the words of Thomas Jefferson to William Jarvis in a September 28, 1820 letter come to mind: "You seem..to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so....and their power is the more dangerous, as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots."
Jefferson's sober warning has been largely ignored. And today the American people are plagued with judicial despots, activist judges who are "all the more dangerous" since they are are not subject to elective control.
Judge Vaughn Walker's toppling of Proposition is nothing less than judicial arrogance and abuse of power. He should be impeached.