I'm concerned about the takeover of my country by the
Alice-in-Wonderland anti-Democratic nature of the religious far right.
It's my contention that fundie religious observance and stridency are a brake on natural human progress and diversity.
As we've seen with the latest Supreme Court decision on privacy and women's bodies, the opinions of six lower courts, logic, precedence, and rule of law are put aside when the observance of these important elements in human civilization would run counter to the biblical barbarism many people would prefer to humanist progress.
In that same light, our gay equality--despite some advancement in the area of civil unions and civil equality for same gendered couples--can be canceled by a Supreme Court decision should it decide that unanimity of a legislature is never to be had, and therefore, the law must bow to the least common denominator of human reason: bigotry.
This is the logic that was used by the Supreme Court in denying any allowance for the health or life of the mother in the case of an abortion after consultation with the patient and her medical professional. The Court said that because the legislatures have a "right" to pass laws, and even should those laws be passed in contradiction to scientific fact, the ignorance shown by the law must be upheld.
This reasoning is driven by religious fear and not sound jurisprudence.
Let's remember the slogan from a prior presidential election: "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!", and vote accordingly in November 2008 for the enforcement of the Constitution and not the Bible.
James Nimmo is active in progressive issues and believes no one should be denied their equality because of the accidents of birth and circumstances.
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