Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court cries ‘Havoc!’

Let slip the dogs.

The law, as she is practiced in America.
The law, as she is practiced in America.

It’s been a banner week for the opponents of reason and the rule of law.

It will also turn out to have been a banner week for the opponents of tolerance, which includes most of today’s political left.

The left has never been about tolerance.  It has always been about opposing what other people believe, as the left defines it – which may or may not even be what those other people actually believe.  The left is about opposing things: about setting up definitions that require either affirmation or enmity.

And it’s the tide of the left’s “affirmation or enmity” proposition that will quickly rise around us, now that the Supreme Court has declared that people have a “right” to have their specialized definition of marriage recognized by the state. Continue reading “Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court cries ‘Havoc!’”

On McCarthy and Bolyard: America’s not free enough for same-sex marriage

Our priorities must be liberty and the rule of law.

Eagle light 2Conservatives just keep sniffing the same old fire hydrants on the same-sex marriage (SSM) topic.  It’s not getting us anywhere, and I contend that that’s because we’re talking about the wrong thing.

On Thursday, at PJ Media, Andrew McCarthy and Paula Bolyard had long, thoughtful pieces on SSM; in particular, on how to persuade social conservatives to accept a “compromise” that adheres to the Constitution.  In principle, I concur with McCarthy’s “compromise”:  America ought to simply follow her laws Continue reading “On McCarthy and Bolyard: America’s not free enough for same-sex marriage”