The Will(ard) of the People

From the mouth of Willard “Mitt” Romney comes this hateful little spooge in the face of democracy: “Today, unelected judges cast aside the will of the people of California who voted to protect traditional marriage. This decision does not end this fight, and I expect it to go to the Supreme Court. That prospect underscores the vital importance of this election and the movement to preserve our values. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and, as president, I will protect traditional marriage and appoint judges who interpret the Constitution as it is written and not according to their own politics and prejudices.”

First, these unelected judges (appointed as the constitution decrees) are part of our democracy. Maybe Mitt is a little fuzzy on the whole checks and balances issue, but when the will of the people and the legislative branch collides in such a way that allows for a majority to tyrannize a minority, then I think the judicial branch striking down such prejudicial legislation is an example of how our democracy works for all of the people, and not just the will of a superstitiously hateful few.
Second, Mitt, fuck what you believe. If you’re elected president (dear fuck please no) then you will be expected, nay, sworn, to uphold the constitution of the United Sates and not some perverse Christian variant of it. The focus should be on preserving the constitution – not out values, whatever the fuck those are. This whole GOP primary season has put on vivid display the loathing the Republican Party has actively come to express for the constitution. There seems to be not a single part of it they understand or don’t desire to subvert. They are a crass anarchist mob that should be shunned by polite society and the media that reports to it. Keep these criminals in the dark. Sure, let them preach their bullshit from the street corners like any deranged madman, but don’t go broadcasting it worldwide because the wide world is watching and judging and that judgment falls poorly upon us, the people and our often fascist will.


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