The saddest aspect of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision is the public reaction in its aftermath. Many conservatives/Constitutionalists have just given up without a fight and have simply bid a fond adieu to America. The left, on the other hand, has been positively giddy over their unexpected victory.
Had the Court ruled against forced marriage “equality” in all 50 states, the progressives would’ve slammed the “conservative court,” and denounced Scalia, Thomas, et. al. as jack-booted thugs and oppressors of the people, reactionaries in robes.
It is possible that a rational person who believes in the rule of law and limited government of, by, and for the people- i.e. the very principles that have made America unique and successful- might have been a strong supporter of gay marriage, yet fervently wished that the (unelected) Court not impose it on the people. (Gay marriage has been on the ballot in a number of states, to be voted on by the people. It has passed into law in this way, as well).
Yes, that would have been nice to see. But I haven’t personally seen or heard anyone on the left say anything of the sort. Funny, those progressives who want a unicameral legislature and want this to be a pure democracy, the “one person one direct vote, eliminate the electoral college and let the people speak!” types (the Bush-Gore 2000 Florida election comes to mind) change their tune in a hurry when it benefits them to do so. When it comes to any law they want passed, any behavior they want sanctified, any mandate they feel would aid them in any way, it’s others-be-damned, force it on those hayseeds!
Mourning in America.