The Republic is Dead! I wonder when it will be official.Submitted by wraiththirteen on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:41
When the supreme court struck down proposition 8 they let the country know who is boss. Whether or not you agree with the morality of gay marriage or the recognition of gay marriage by the state or federal government is irrelevant. Prop 8 was passed as an commandment of the constitution in the state of California, and the supreme court along with many federal courts of appeals overturned a constitutional amendment that was passed legally, simply because it was their whim. If we were a republic the supreme court could never change law, but instead could only rule on individual cases based on the law as it is written. If we were a democracy (like many Americans say) then 9 judges could not overturn a law that was passed with the majority of the people. The truth is that our country is now an oligarchy. Why is it that no matter what side of an issue that you are on when that issue goes before those 9 people you fear what those 9 people say. It is because those 9 are the supreme rulers of America, they can pass law at a whim, and do. The only way to change a supreme court justice in your "favor" (as many people are talking about today) is wait for one of them to die, and hope that you have the "right" president and that congress lets the "right" person be one of the supreme rulers of the land. Ding dong the republic is dead, ring the bells in mourning, what has risen in her place is an oligarchy ruled by 9. I weep for my country, long dead, and fear for my people, and how they will react once they figure out their country is dead.