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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SCOTUS Will Rule In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Here's the Nonsense:  Americans can trust that SCOTUS will rule on gay marriage based on the Constitution.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Americans better get ready for another ruling by SCOTUS that is based on political correctness, not the Constitution (although they'll try to make it sound like their ruling is constitutional).

Many Americans are concerned about the upcoming ruling on gay marriage by the Supreme Court.  There is hope by many that they will either or both uphold the definition of marriage as being only between a man and woman and/or uphold the right of the states to decide for themselves on this issue.  I've got news for them, neither one is going to happen.

APnews.myway.com reported that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas expressed concern over how the court is handling the upcoming ruling on gay marriage.  He believes that their actions are sending signals as to what the ruling will be, which undermines our court system.  This is no surprise given the political orientation of SCOTUS anymore.

This is a post that could go into the views of each side from personal, historical, legal, and many other angles.  But I have no intention of rehashing what a zillion other authors have talked about.  I do, however, want to point out what should be obvious.

SCOTUS rarely deals with constitutionality or legality anymore.  What they do is interpret the Constitution in light of current politics.  A perfect example is their ruling on Obamacare a few years ago.  Constitutional scholars clearly laid out the unconstitutionality of Obamacare, but SCOTUS ruled otherwise.  In fact, they twisted and turned to make their ruling try to fit the Constitution.  Don't expect anything else in this situation.

Some will try to make the argument that this is a civil rights issue.  In reality, it is a states rights issue.  But I doubt SCOTUS will see it that way.  Most of the justices are driven by political correctness, which means they view the law in light of "fairness" but have no basis upon which to determine what fairness is.  So, like the progressives (which many of them are), they make a decision what is fair based on their personal opinion. 

The problem with this is that it is a subjective decision.  Without a source of truth to rely on, without a guide to look to that gives an ultimate right and wrong guideline, they have to trust human judgment.  And whether they like it or not, human judgment is not only fallible, it is usually wrong.

So, when they decide on gay marriage they will most likely decide it's not fair that some people can do something others can't.  That's what it is probably going to boil down to.  And you don't change that unless you change the hearts of Americans.  Until Americans turn to God and reject their immoral ways, they will not have a source of truth and ultimate right and wrong to turn to for guidance.

And my guess is that Americans won't do that and, as a result, we will continue down our path to destruction.