Monday, March 25, 2013

Why is it 'wrong to vote on rights'?

Gay 'rights' advocates descended on the Supreme Court Monday to rally in support of so-called 'marriage equality' before the Supremes hear oral arguments over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

The sign in the above image boldly proclaims that it is 'Wrong to vote on rights.' Think about that statement. What does it mean? If certain things in society are beyond the reach of the whims of the vox populi, doesn't that imply that there is a fixed order that exists outside our ability to change it? Doesn't it mean that WE are not the ultimate arbiters of what is objectively right and wrong after all? Doesn't it mean that there is indeed a tension that exists between reason, which is immutable, and the passions, which change? What, or Who, is the source of this fixed reality, this untouchable moral standard, that exists outside the reach and influence of the ballot box? I would argue it is 'the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.'

Advocates for gay 'marriage' cannot have it both ways. They cannot say, on the one hand, that 'We the People' have the power change the most fundamental social unit in society, and then, on the other hand, assert that this institution is so important that it is insulated from the caprices of the people.

1 comment:

  1. Great point, James. They want it both ways. Just as they say that men and women's sexual identities are not constrained by anatomical facts or by nature, on the one hand, and, on the other, that being 'gay' is somehow inherent, determined by nature, and immutable.