In the news: the California State Assembly, in its solemn majesty, has ordained that celebrated new social institution we've all heard so much about in recent years: the one that my hero, Joseph Sobran, christened "sodomatrimony." But the Assembly's action may yet be vetoed by the governor. Yes, it turns out that Ah-nuld is displeased.
You'd think that a Republican politician would rail against the defining-down of marriage and family by the Assembly. But you'd be wrong:
The legislation could be vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has expressed an acceptance of gay marriages but said it's an issue that should be decided by voters or the courts.
Let's leave aside for a moment the idea that the actions of the legislature in an alleged representative republic represent something other than a "decision by the voters." No, The Governator is offended by the idea that the damnable legislature has presumed to say what the law should be. Why, that's a job for the courts!
Remember this, the next time that James Dobson, or any of the talk-radio motormouths, urges you to vote the GOP back into power, so that "judicial activism" may be curbed. Remember ... that's all I ask.