“The essence of government is power, and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” –James Madison
California Attorney General Jerry Brown (once upon a time “Governor Moonbeam”) wants a do-over, a mulligan, a second bite at the apple. He has changed his position on the state’s new same-sex marriage ban. Now, in the wake of a cosmic epiphany and revisionist interpretation of the state Constitution, he is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.
Despite 52% of the California electorate having spoken in support of the institution and tradition of marriage, Jerry wants the courts to trump the people.
In what is being called a dramatic reversal, Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief saying Proposition 8, the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional. His fuzzy argument is it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right. Bullfeathers! Same sex ‘marriage’ is not a “fundamental right”. It may be a presumed or a preferred right but it is not a “fundamental right”.