Wednesday, July 1, 2015

John Roberts gets big SCOTUS cases right

As expected the Supreme legalized gay marriage across the country.  This has been dreaded and anticipated ever since they found a constitutional right to sodomy over a decade ago in the Lawrence case.  Also, the culture war has been abandoned by conservatives and moderates for decades, leaving the left and the far left to define normalcy in popular culture.  This has resulted in millions of people believing ideas that literally make no sense.  Foremost is that we as a society should treat male-male, female-female, and female-male relationships equally: marriage equality.  This, even though one of these relationships is soley responsible for the survival of the human race, and is the foundation of our and every soceity known.

The other case was the Obamacare decision.  This case was so absurd that it shouldn't have been heard.  It should have been dismissed without comment.  But in today's hyper-political climate, especially on the court but in society in general, tea party conservatives are radicalized and emboldened to try things that were not considered in bounds just a few years ago.  Nonethess, the Court found that Obamacare indeed was set up to help people in all 50 states get health insurance, and that the subsidies were available to every citizen rather than making a technical ruling barring them that would have been horrific judicial activism.

Chief Justice John Roberts was the only Justice to get both cases right.  For Obamacare, against judicial imposition of gay marriage.  He got it right! He deserves credit and recognition.

In the gay marriage case, his opinion was too moderate and accomodating to the gay rights side.  He should have signed onto the gist of Justice Scalia's comments.  It is outrageous that the majority on the Supreme Court has ruled that there is no legitimate reason to be against gay marriage.  It has to be hate or irrational causes.  This was the logical leap from Lawrence years ago when the court said the same thing about homosexual behavior.  Both of these are obviously wrong.  There are many health problems associated with homosexual behavior.  Also, society has a right to order itself in a way that promotes it's optimal survival.  How is it not rational to have laws that prefer male - female relationships?  It's proven that many problems stem from a breakdown of the nuclear family, and the strengthening and revitalization of male-female nuclear families is the best solution to many issues including poverty, child lawlessness, and medical problems.

So the issue now is wat should normal thinking people do to reverse this avalanche or should there be a realization that much good from the past is irretrievably lost?

History shows us many things both good and bad can have stunning reversals.  At one point after the civil war, blacks participated rather equally in government, and held political offices in the deep south.  That was reversed.  At one point, this country banned the sale of alcohol via constitutional amendment; that was reversed.  You never know.

People who believe in tradional values have to engage in the culture war on their own terms.  This means to have sports, children's programming, movies, books, horror writers, and other non political people pushing a mainstream traditonal agenda as they do their job.  Right now, if you like sports, ESPN has a monopoly with sportscenter and carrying every major sport live.  Their whole network is dedicated ot a radical left wing agenda.  Whether it's gay rights, the feminization of male sports, political correctness, etc.  We have to get a sports network that does sports and celebrates normal good things and deters the bad.  It's not ok to have a baby when you're not married.  So don't act as though a player's girlfriend is his wife.  Or that his second wife is his first wife. 

We need to make certain compromises.  For instance, I know many traditonal minded folks have a problem with Beyonce being so sexualized, especially as a mother. I personally don't.

But she and Jay Z actually have done more for normal marriage than most, by getting and staying married (so far).  To my knowledge it's their both first and and only marriage.   To my knowledge they both only have one child Blue Ivy.  No baby mamas or baby daddies.

Claim them!  Pay them to perform.  Celebrate them.  Even if they don't last, we can recognize the effort and the success up to this point.   Businesses that advertize need to pay for the values they want to represent and counter balance all these left wingers in the business world.

That would be a start.

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