"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Give a Dog a Bone
The "Marriage Protection Act of 2004" has passed the House, and is being celebrated by some conservatives as a great victory. The thing is--it's governmentally useless. THe whole idea of judicial review is that whatever passes the United States legislature is up for interpretation by the judicial branch as to Constitutionality. This "limitation on jurisdiction" will simply be overturned as unconstitutional, because it IS!
I like traditional marriage movements and groundswells of conservatism as much as the next person, but I do wish some of these groups would get a clue. The only way to actually stop the judges and justices from redefining marriage through rulings would be a Constitutional amendment which they would be bound by law and custom to uphold. Congress may pass all the acts it wants to, but as long as it's not written in the Big Daddy, the judges will continue to eat them for breakfast.
Posted by Lorraine12:15 PM
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