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The Rule of Law

Friday, Aug. 06, 2010 3:49 AM

Here is Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling on the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

If you haven't read it, please do.

The most common argument I've seen/heard is that Walker's ruling somehow disregards the will of the voters.

No, it doesn't.

It rules on the constitutionality of the voters' action, a necessary and prudent oversight to preserve the integrity of our nation's founding document as well as one of the primary freedoms established in the 1st Amendment: the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

And that's what the lawsuit did; it challenged Proposition 8 on the basis of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. There doesn't need to be specific language in the 14th Amendment about sexual orientation, because it's supposed to apply to everyone, equally. Got it?

The ruling outlines the plaintiff's claims, recounts witness testimony, and reviews the merit of arguments, citing submitted evidence as well as established law. At no point does Judge Walker go off the rails and inject his personal opinion or feelings.

That's not judicial activism, folks, it's the rule of law.

BP has lied to the public continuously throughout this entire debacle, yet we're supposed to take their assurances that their static-kill/bottom-kill combo punch is working?

Add to the list the government insisting 3/4 of the spill has been cleaned up. 25% by booms/skimming, 25% by dispersant, 25% by evaporation and natural causes.

A rule of thumb for detecting a lie is when the numbers begin to resemble one another, as with the cleanup effort on a 2,000,000+ gallon spill conveniently fitting into neat parcels of 25%.

This is the largest accidental spill in history. It took years to clean up Prudhoe Bay after the Exxon Valdez spill, and we're to believe the Deepwater Horizon spill is wrapped up all nice and tidy in under four months?

Bull. Shit.

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