(crossposted from Green Mountain Daily)
Nota bene: It doesn’t matter how many of you there are. It doesn’t matter what legislation you manage to get passed. Being in the majority may make you a majority, but it doesn’t make you right.
When voters in Arizona elected Jan Brewer, that didn’t make her a moral paragon. It simply meant that a bunch of dirtbags elected one of their own.
When voters in Virginia, during my time there, passed the Marshall-Newman amendment to that state’s Constitution forever denying same sex couples equal rights to marriage, neither their majority, nor their religion, conferred any sort of moral rectitude.
It simply meant that there were enough dirtbags there to enshrine hatred and bigotry into the constitution of the Commonwealth.
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” -Ayn Rand
This was the deal the LAST time North Carolina amended their Constitution with respect to marriage:
Hey, North Carolina: If your marriage is so weak it’s threatened by what gays do, you don’t need a Constitutional amendment, you need marriage counseling.
To those accusing me of being random in my ire… “there are so many other states”… and uneven in my sense of injustice… “what about your own state of California”… you’re right. It’s random and uneven and even a little bit of a hissy fit. And… so fucking what. A vast majority of North Carolinian primary voters tonight suck rodent balls and I for one feel like tell them to chew on snot. So there.