Does it bother anyone other than me that the Supreme Court of the United States makes some of the most important U. S. Constitutional decisions by a margin of one (1). Suffice it to say, one person is making all the difference in many cases. The 5-4 vote makes it clear that one person, the so-called “swing vote,” is more important than all the reasonings of other Courts, State Legislatures, and the voting public.
Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, and front runner for Governor in the next election, has filed an Appeals Court brief that makes sense in my view. Listen:
“Issues are often more complex than judges and lawyers think, and their legal training gives them no comparative advantage in resolving the complex value judgments and empirical questions that go into deciding questions such as whether same-sex marriage should be legal,” the brief said. (Associated Press)
He goes on to say, “the voters of Texas have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause, the same amendment often cited by ban opponents, to define marriage in a way that best supports children.” (IBID.)
Same-sex marriage is aberrant, family destroying, child damaging behavior condemned clearly by God Himself. Every intellectually honest person knows that. Our society often demands that a jury, in certain cases, produce a unanimous decision regarding guilt or innocence. Perhaps it’s time to require the same of the Supreme Court.
Wonder how many cases would get decided – ever.