Friday, February 27, 2004

The Tyranny of the Courts

The Tyranny of the Courts

As they did with abortion, the courts are trying to impose a monumental cultural shift upon America, trampling democracy in the process. Charles Krauthammer predicts upheaval if the voters are not allowed to have a say.

We know what short-circuiting democracy does. Thirty years after Roe v. Wade, abortion still brings masses of demonstrators into the streets. Roe v. Wade, Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, ``halted a political process that was moving in a reform direction and thereby, I believe, prolonged divisiveness and deferred stable settlement of the issue.''

Of course, when Republicans try to repair the damage done by liberals, the Democrats are accuse them of creating wedge issues.

Predictably, Massachusetts Democrats are on the attack. John Kerry charges the president with seeking ``a wedge issue to divide the American people.'' Ted Kennedy amplifies: ``It's about politics -- an attempt to drive a wedge between one group of citizens and the rest of the country, solely for partisan advantage.''

If gay marriage is a wedge issue, then it seems to be driven between John Kerry's contradictory positions on the matter.


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