“YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR:” US SUPREME COURT MAKES IT OFFICIAL (ACT III)

US SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES GAY AND LESBIAN MARRIAGE: SO WHAT?

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WHAT KENNEDY WANTS, KENNEDY GETS

‘I don’t have any problem with gay and lesbian marriage per se. But I have a big problem with how the Supreme Court arrived at that decision.’ (author of this article)

“You Get What You Pay For:” US Supreme Court Makes It Official (Act III): Dictatorship of Minorities Is Now Written in Law – Best Justice Money Can Buy

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2015 — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, the New York Times reported on June 25.SupremeCourt on Gay Marriage

“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision, the judge who holds a swing vote on the Supreme Court, wedged between the so-called “liberals” and “conservatives.”

Marriage is a “keystone of our social order,” Justice Kennedy said, adding that the plaintiffs in the case were seeking “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

The decision was the nyc_gay_pride_parade_5ec6bfc0eee7d9ed764b58586c784eae.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000culmination of decades of litigation and activism. It set off jubilation and tearful embraces across the country, the first same-sex marriages in several states, and resistance — or at least stalling — in others. It was also greeted with a lot of mutter and mumbling under one’s breath, especially in church halls.

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How fast? As recently as Nov 1998, Hawaii and Alaska become the first U.S. states to pass constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage. By 2012, 31 states had passed constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile, in May 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. That’s when the gay and lesbian legal avalanche hit. Before the Supreme Court’s Friday decision, 37 states had recognized gay marriageup from 9 in 2012.  

OBAMA’s TURN-ABOUT-FACE

OBAMA-WINKINGThe legal avalanche also swept up the White House along with its occupant. In remarks in the Rose Garden on June 25, President Obama welcomed the Court decision, saying it “affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts.”

Which is a complete turn-about-face for Obama.

Obama in 2004: ‘Marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.’

In Sep 2004, in a senate race debate with Alan Keys, his Republican opponent, Obama said:

“I’m a Christian, and so although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” (see Evolution of Obama on Gay Marriage).

Also see these examples of the Supreme Court’s pandering to the powers that be…

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DEMOCRACY CAN BE A BITCH: DEMO-FARCE ON DISPLAY IN AMERICA

That preceding was the lead story on Friday, June 25. It is still dominating the news headlines across the country and around the world. Yet Americans who self-identify as “gay” or lesbian comprise roughly only one to three percent of the population, according to TownHall.com.

So if we live in a democratic society, as we are told by our leaders, how is it possible for such a tiny minority to impose its values and change the laws of the land that govern the whole country, alas even the world? Even that of our president.

Well, democracy can be a bitch for political zealots. Even Hitler was originally elected by a fair and vote before ditching democracy in favor of his own dictatorship.

Winston Churchill took a crack at trying to explain democracy in the British House of Com­mons (11 Novem­ber 1947, Churchill by Him­self, page 574):

Many forms of Gov­ern­ment have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pre­tends that democ­racy is per­fect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Gov­ern­ment except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time

While Churchill may have been speaking half in jest about the virtues democracy, ultimately concluding that it works despite its flaws, what has been happening in the United States is proof to the contrary.

IN A PLUTOCRACY, MONEY TALKS, NOT THE ELECTORATE

In a plutocracy, money talks, not the electorate. If at first you do not succeed in buyin enough votes, you try and try again.  All you need to do is keep pouring more money onto a problem until something or somebody cracks.

Take California’s Proposition 8, for example. Even in a state that’s as liberal as they come, the voters turned overturned the gay marriage laws in a 2008 referendum (Proposition 8, known informally as Prop 8, was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 California state elections.)

So what did the gay and lesbian activists do? Did they accept the will of the people as the people are asked to do in a democratic society?

O800px-Vaughn_Walker_adjf course, not. They mounted new legal challenges to the voter decision, trying to move the process from the polling booths to the courtrooms, which are easier to buy and corrupt. And they kept that up until they found a gay judge who overturned the Proposition 8.

On August 4, 2010, Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional “under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses” and prohibited its enforcement

On April 25, 2011, supporters of Proposition 8 filed a motion in district court to vacate Walker’s decision. They argued he should have recused himself or disclosed his gay relationship status, They said he had “a direct personal interest in the outcome of the case,” and thus a conflict of interest.

But District Court Judge James Ware heard arguments on the motion on June 13, 2011 and denied it the next day, writing that being in a same-sex relationship did not render Judge Walker incapable of making an impartial decision.

Sure. Just like the fox is impartial to the plight of the hens in a chicken coop.

After two governors of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, refused to defend Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents appealed to the Supreme Court. It reached the United States Supreme Court as Hollingsworth v. Perry, who held that in line with prior precedent, the official sponsors of a ballot initiative measure did not have Article III standing to appeal an adverse federal court ruling when the state refused to do so.

SUPREME COURT’S DUPLICITY

The salient effect of the ruling was that same-sex marriage in California resumed under the district court trial decision from 2010 and the California voters were silenced and disenfranchised. The ruling also showed how money talks and how throwing more money at a problem can turn public opinion and buy the desired results.

Take a look at this chart of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Grant-making by U.S. Foundationsm for 2013:

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And now, look at the major sponsors were and how they bought the laws across the country…

Gay agenda funding

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But THE WAY the Supreme Court arrived at that 2013 decision against Prop 8 was even more important than the decision itself. Because it also reeked of duplicity, especially given the court’s June 25 decision on gay and lesbian marriage.

The Court refused to hear the Prop 8 case because its proponents allegedly did not have a good standing in a federal court.

And yet here we are now, two years later, the same Supreme Court has taken it upon itself to legitimize gay and lesbian marriage across the country.

A double standard? You betcha…

In short, there is no getting around the fact that the US Supreme Court June 25 decision reaffirmed that what we have in America is a Demo-Farce, as I wrote in a Washington Times column published shortly after the 1996 elections (see ‘Demo Farce’ and the American Century, Nov 1996).

Now, let’s backspace 18 years…

DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA: DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF

Toward a Nation of Mutts and Dictatorship of Minorities

By Bob Djurdjevic

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 1997 – America is rapidly becoming a nation of mutts. Our country’s traditional character is being systematically destroyed by nihilistic “liberals,” the New World Order’s centurions whose only God is the Almighty Dollar.

The same kinds of people invented the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” and applied it to the unsuspecting Russians. Now, they are trying to ram a “dictatorship of the minorities” down the naive Americans’ throats.

In its present form, America’s social demise is a more benign mutation of the

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A man waves a marriage equality flag in front of The Supreme Court following the decision in favor of same-sex marriage in Washington, DC, on June 26, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Bolshevik” revolution, perhaps the kind of a gradual change which the “Menshevik” communists would have preferred.

Either way, the desecration of America the Beautiful is not a spontaneous event. Nor is a deliberate dumbing down of our nation. It is a multi-pronged process carried out by the Wall Street elite and their vassals in government, education, media and the entertainment industry. (for more, see http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/clip-aug-31-97.html).

So that’s what this writer opined 18 years ago. The sad truth is that everything I said in that Washington Times piece is not only still valid today, but things have actually become much worse, especially in terms of the dumbing down of America. The New World Order “elite” are getting their way. And when they don’t they throw enough money into the pot until they do.

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EPILOGUE: ABOUT THE AUTHOR’ STANCE ON GAY AND LESBIAN MARRIAGE

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions and switches on the auto-pilot of the gay and lesbian community – which is to castigate any critic as being homophobic – let me share with you all where I stand on gay and lesbian marriage.

As a shaman and someone who has had thousands of incarnations on this planet Altzar Soul Painting with A-logoalone (right), I can tell you all that once upon a time (in early Lemuria) humans were androgynous. So there was no argument about who can marry whom. What would be the point – marrying yourself?

Alas, it was also a very boring world. Which is why the Creator and the forces of the universe decided try out this experiment with bipolar human beings on Planet Earth and relationships between a man and a woman.

But why stop there? Why not between man and man? Or woman and woman? Or any other form of love human beings choose for themselves?  After all, the Creator and the forces of the universe also gave us FREE WILL with which to hang or elevate ourselves.

RELIGIOUS DOGMA SHOULD BE CONDEMNED, NOT GAY MARRIAGE

It was only when RELIGIONS tried to take away our FREE WILL, and dictate to the people what was right and what was not, that the problem with the gay and lesbian relationships arose.  So it is the dogmatic RELIGIONS (as distinct from spirituality) that have also caused this and all sorts of other problems and wars in the last few millennia.

So far as this writer is concerned, ‘live and let live’ 
is the only acceptable relationship between human beings.

Personally, I am FOR gay and lesbian marriage or any other form of relationship that does not harm anyone else. But I am also against any kind of dogma or “in your face”-provocations, including the gay and lesbian dogma. Because dogma tends to divide – favor some and harm others.

In shoBob 7-04-14rt, I don’t have any problems with the US Supreme Court decision on gay and lesbian marriage per se. But I have a big problem with how the Supreme Court arrived at that decision.

In fact, I have been flying the rainbow flag on the deck of the Rainbow Shower at our home in Maui for years.  As a shaman, I wear a rainbow poncho and a rainbow bandana (right). My Jeep is also adorned with rainbow colors. Our Maui home is called the Rainbow Shower. And so on…

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So, no problem with gay marriage, but a big problem with how the Supreme Court arrived at that decision.

I also have a big problem with minorities of any kind imposing their will on others. I have an even bigger problem with tiny minorities being able to set aside popular vote by simply throwing enough money at the problem until they corrupt our political processes, buy the judges, or the opponents tire of the fight and quit.

Dictatorship of minorities is not what our Founding Fathers envisaged when they talked about liberty for all.

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

The Virginia Bill of Rights, June 12, 1776

courtcelebrants_wide-cd3e144b6b860862dc90779c3d282dc7d3217c8f-s800-c85After all, our Founding Fathers rebelled against a dictatorship of one – King George III. And now, on the eve of the 239th anniversary of the American Revolution, we seem to be once again allowing a small number of people to dictate policy to all.

That is something I do have a big problem with… whether gay, lesbian, black, white, brown, male, female or any other combination of race or creed.

Happy Fourth!

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