More emanations and penumbras

And thus ends the last pretense of democracy in America:

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Five people can declare a fish to be a horse if they like, but that doesn’t make it so. What’s so tragic about the abandonment of both traditional morality and the last vestiges of democracy in America is that it was done for such a petty little cause.

I observed that America was dead 11 years ago in a column entitled “You Can’t Fix a Corpse”. This is just the corpse beginning to stink.

It’s wryly amusing to recall all those Republicans who swore that the solution was to elect Republicans so they could nominate Supreme Court Justices. How did that work out for you, especially in light of what I predicted back in 2004.

Any last vestiges of hope in the Republican Party have been shattered by
the current regime, wherein a Republican President, Republican House,
Republican Senate and Republican-nominated Supreme Court have
demonstrated that they have zero interest in the timeless vision of
America’s founders. Supporting them in the hopes that they will revive
American liberties is akin to hoping that shock paddles will suffice to
revive a month-old corpse. American freedom is not only dead, it has
been rotting for some time.