Sunday, October 12, 2008

Connecticut Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages

Connecticut Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

What pisses me off is the constant misunderstanding of a court's role evidenced in the following remark of Connecticut Governor Rell:

The Supreme Court has spoken. I do not believe their voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut. However, I am also firmly convinced that attempts to reverse this decision – either legislatively or by amending the state Constitution – will not meet with success. I will therefore abide by the ruling.”

The job of a court is not to speak "with the voice of the majority." The job of a court is to interpret the law.

Legislatures pass laws, Executives execute them, and Judiciaries interpret them. Got it? Good.

Taxes, Palin, and Oil Dependency

Palin’s Kind of Patriotism

I only wish she had been asked: “Governor Palin, if paying taxes is not considered patriotic in your neighborhood, who is going to pay for the body armor that will protect your son in Iraq? Who is going to pay for the bailout you endorsed? If it isn’t from tax revenues, there are only two ways to pay for those big projects — printing more money or borrowing more money. Do you think borrowing money from China is more patriotic than raising it in taxes from Americans?” That is not putting America first. That is selling America first.