It may cave in and rule it a state’s rights issue, that is let every state, as has been the case up to now, to decide on its own whether it should legalize gay marriage. But if this Supreme Court has the brass balls the Earl Warren Court of the 1950’s had which ruled school segregation unconstitutional, same-sex marriage will become legal regardless which state you reside in on one over-riding principal: equality under the law.
It’s comforting to hear a slight majority of the public approves gay marriage, but who gives a fuck whether they do or they don’t? Did Truman poll servicemen and service women in 1947 before he desegregated the armed forces? Were the southern states polled before civil rights legislation became the law of the land in 1964? Personal prejudice may be alive and well, but when it comes to everything else, equal is equal. Period. In fact, nowhere is marriage even mentioned in the Constitution.
As for gun control, maybe this time the payolas by the National Rifle Association will not be enough, now that 6 and 7 year old kindergarteners were the victims. Why are multi-clip assault weapons sold to anybody legally except for law enforcement and the military? If you’re an average citizen, all you should be able to buy is a gun for personal defense or maybe hunting. Why are weapons sold on online? And if it doesn’t exist now, why isn’t there a one month minimum waiting period on all gun sales to allow a super thorough check of the buyer?
Sure you can’t prevent what happened from happening again but at least don’t make it easy to get these weapons by allowing them to be purchased easily and LEGALLY.
As I’ve said before, the second amendment never meant to protect killers: it was written when there were no police no armies, when most of Americans lived in rural areas and were on their own.
If Congress and the President do not take some serious action NOW, they should all be impeached and thrown on the Titanic II.