Well, you knew that this would and should happen, my conservative friends. I know what you are thinking: The courts overturned the will of the people!
Just take a moment to think, though.
Think about U.S. history, think about the 1960s civil-rights movement. At the time, the majority of Americans thought discrimination and legal racism was right. You could have taken poll after poll in any southern state, and all the racial-discrimination laws would have been upheld by the voice of the people.
Then, in came the Supreme Court ruling against those laws because they are not supported by the Constitution.
It was the right move to make; the court did its job.
The southern states didnt like it. They probably thought, how can the court overturn the voice of the people? Well, thankfully the decision of a mob of people, no matter how large, doesnt make its decision right.
The people hated the courts deciding their laws. Actually, that is really what happened in the Civil War with slavery. The southern states were essentially saying: The federal government cant tell us we cant have slaves. But it is the constitutionally assigned role of the Supreme Court to protect the constitution against the mob.
There is a long history of the Supreme Court deciding the constitutionality of any given law. Conservatives and liberals alike hate and love the Supreme Court for just this reason. But this is the way our founding fathers designed the system.
No matter how the Supreme Court comes down on this, one side will be furious and want to move to Canada or some place. But let us all realize that this is going exactly the way it should go, right up to the Supreme Court to determine if this is constitutional or not. Neither side should be surprised by what is happening.
I just hope the Supreme Court justices rule based on the constitution and not on political pressure or views.
Nathan Hiatt, Bayfield