Obama, by declaring that homosexual marriages should be on the same legal and moral plane as traditional marriage, just took command of the forces of anti-Christian secularism in America’s Kulturkampf. And Nov. 6, 2012, is shaping up as the Antietam of the culture war.
The Supreme Court thus will tell us whether this issue is to be decided democratically by voters and their elected state and federal legislators, or dictatorially by themselves.
Four liberal activists on the Supreme Court — Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor — are probably ready to declare that homosexual marriage is a constitutional right, as their predecessors declared abortion to be a constitutional right.
But Obama needs one more justice. If elected, he will get it, and same-sex marriage will be forced on all of America. If Romney wins, the Supreme Court will likely leave the issue of same-sex marriage to be decided by the people and their elected representatives.
Thus everything is up for grabs this November: the House, the Senate, the presidency, the Supreme Court and whether we still call the United States of America God’s country.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Hopefully the South Loses this version of Antietam too.
Recall that the Union victory at Antietam resulted in the bloodiest day in American History. Also the battle of Antietam allowed Abraham Lincoln to take his draft of the Emancipation Proclamation out of the desk drawer and issue it from a position of Strength. At once the war transitioned from a war to save the Union to a war to end slavery, and at that time any Confederate hopes of drawing Britain into the war on its side were over. The British would not/ could not enter the fight to save slavery. The Battle of Antietam is largely credited for this connection. The rest is history. Slavery lost and Freedom, eventually, prevailed.
Fast Forward 150 years, and it is gay folks who are winning the argument on equal rights. Sure there are set backs here and there, but equality for gay folks has the momentum with lamestream media polls telling us that large majorities of Democrats and Independent favor equal right with only republicans as the last hold outs, bitterly clinging the days of yore.
And, the Buchanan argument goes, if Barack Obama wins the next battle of Antietam and is re-elected in 2012, Emancipation for gay folks will be in sight. Problematically, this emancipation is seen as a bad thing by Mr Buchanan. But then again he does have that neo-confederate vibe going, so it is not that hard imaging him routing for Confederate victories in the Civil War, too.