Given an opportunity to show a profile in courage by defining marriage as a relationship between a man and woman, the Supreme Court failed to take a moral stand on a God defined relationship that is the essence of civilization. While five arrogant, self-righteous, mere mortals of the Supreme Court tossed much of the same sex-marriage issue back to the states, they failed to honor what millions of Californians had voted for in Prop 8.
These five unelected liberal federal judges claim that they somehow know what's best for Californians, more so than millions of "we the people" who voted against same-sex marriage. Their pathetic footnote in judicial history will be that given the opportunity to act wisely, they chose otherwise.
Perhaps an observation by Thomas Jefferson is relevant here. Jefferson wrote, "I repeat, that I do not charge the judges with willful and ill-intentional error; but honest error must be arrested, where its toleration leads to public ruin. As for the safety of society, we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam; so judges should be withdrawn from their benches, whose erroneous biases are leading us to dissolution. It may indeed injure them in fame or in fortune, but it saves the Republic, which is the first and supreme law."
What would the founding fathers think of our immoral, dysfunctional society when they knew the Constitution was written for a virtuous society. French writer Alexis de Tocqueville observed that America was great because America was good.
V. Marlon Browning