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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Democrat California Legislators Appeal to Courts to Overturn the Will of the People On Proposition 8

Will Malven

I have always been impressed with the Democrat Party's dedication to the principles of democracy. They speak of it so eloquently. They advocate it so broadly when speaking of sharing the wealth of others with those "less fortunate." It seems they just can't get enough of it...unless they disagree with its consequences.

Take California for example. The people approved Proposition 8, 52.3% to 47.7% - a margin of over half-a-million votes. They did this in spite of the fact that proponents of the proposition were out spent by its opponents by slightly less than $2 Million.

Thus the will of the people, as expressed by California voters is to amend the state constitution to define marriage solely as the union between a man and a woman. The vote overturned the California State Supreme Court ruling that declared same-sex marriage was a fundamental right for California citizens.

Seems the people of California, just like most Americans, don't like rule by judicial
fiat. Simply amazing, no?

But wait, Democrats in the state legislature have suddenly decided that democracy only counts when the will of the people agrees with their own narrow political philosophy. I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

Anyway, here's the LA Times report concerning this issue.

Democratic legislators ask state Supreme Court to void Prop. 8
Opponents contend that a ban on gay marriage can only be done by a revision of the state Constitution involving the Legislature. The Prop. 8 campaign leader calls the effort 'a Hail Mary.'

By Dan Morain
November 11, 2008

Reporting from Sacramento -- Forty-three Democratic legislators, including leaders of the California Senate and Assembly, filed a brief Monday urging the California Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata and incoming President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg signed the friend of the court brief, filed with the state Supreme Court.

No Republican legislator signed the petition, though Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, denounced the anti-gay marriage measure over the weekend.

With almost 11 million ballots tallied, Proposition 8 had 52.3% of the vote to 47.7%. Although many ballots remain to be counted, the 500,000-vote spread is viewed as insurmountable.

"The citizens of California rely on the Legislature and the courts to safeguard against unlawful discrimination by temporary, and often short-lived, majorities," the legislators said in the document, written by attorneys at the firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Yep. We can't allow those "short-lived majorities" to make laws, that ability should be restricted to the courts. Those Democrats sure do uphold the rule of the will of the people...when it suits them.
Perhaps the Supreme Court of the United States should overturn this last Presidential Election; after all, the margin of victory was not much greater than that of Proposition 8. Maybe the Supreme Court of the United States should decide who is to be our President rather than relying on these "short -lived majorities."
In fact, I say let's just do away with voting entirely. The courts can make all of our laws and the American people can be relieved of the burdensome task of making decisions. I'm sure our Democrat Party friends would love this...provided the judges and justices made their decisions in accord with the Democrat Party agenda.
Funny, I seem to remember a lot of Democrat whining and screaming following the 2000 Presidential Election; seems they were not so enamored of having the court decide the victor in an election (which of course the court didn't do).
I can't remember a clearer example of Democrat hypocrisy...since the Obama campaign ended. Imagine trying to overturn an election simply because you disagree with the will of the people. Why such an action would be...un-Democrat-ic.

The sheer hubris of these people is a sight to behold. Once more we are shown how arrogant and elitist Liberals are. They have proven over and over again their contempt for the American voters.

The Democrat Party; truly the Party of the people...occasionally.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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