Many people are understandably dismayed by the the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear several gay marriage cases effectively codifying gay marriage in several states.
While it is certainly disappointing, it isn’t really unexpected.
I hate to break this news to you, especially if you are one of these people who think that this country, a country founded with limited government, separation of powers, and federalism, is still recoverable by normal means, it isn’t.
The U.S. as we knew it and understood it is gone and it isn’t coming back, at least not by regular constitutional means. Nope.
Federalism, limited government, checks and balances, all gone. We now have a rapidly increasing federal behemoth with unlimited powers granted to itself rapidly centralizing power in the person of the president (I don’t say office, but person). All of which is hell bent on running every part of your life including your morality, all aided and abetted by an unelected black-robed oligarchy.
You can elect all the Republicans you want, do you really think they will change anything? Not a chance.
Nope the U.S. is done. And you know what? That may be a good thing. Such government, even one founded on the principles of limited constitutional powers and federalism, can only work for a people for whom Christ is their King. That isn’t us.
I don’t know where we go from here, but I suspect that it is bad. I continue to believe I have a moral obligation to behave in a lawful way, but I no longer consider myself bound in loyalty to a government that has has moved beyond the powers granted to it. Morality, decency, and legitimate freedom will not be restored to Americans through election, it will take other means. I believe the world will undergo a crisis incomprehensible to most and what will emerge from the other side is a different people. That different people will choose a different government.
Until then, we have chosen tyranny and tyranny is what we will get.