On Augst 4, 2010, Vaughn Walker -- a federal judge -- struck down California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in that state.
Walker ruled against the ban because there was "no rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license."
Excuse me, Judge Walker, but isn't the Bible a rational basis in defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, in America's predominantly Christian society? Moreover, doesn't the Bible say that a union, for the purpose of marriage, between two men or between two women is a sin?
And wasn't marriage -- between one man and one woman -- a sacred institution in society long before statutory laws came into being? You see, Judge Walker, the institution of marriage goes back to the time when natural law -- or right reason -- preceded and later transcended statutory law. In fact, it still transcends statutory law today in many instances, including the definition of marriage.
Marriage is the foundation for a harmonious civilized society. More than any other institution in society, marriage -- between one man and one woman -- is the capstone for the propagation of human beings, from generation to generation, ad infinitum.
Additionally, the fact that the citizens of California voted to ban same-sex marriage in that state, and Judge Walker had the audacity to rule that the citizens' mandate was unconstitutional, clearly illustrates a decline -- perhaps even the downfall -- of the American democratic process.
Like it or not, America is pursuing a path that will inevitably lead to its downfall in the near future -- just as ancient Rome witnessed -- and the primary culprit of this downfall is the American judicial system, and more specifically its arrogant, liberal-minded, and incompetent judges who enjoy making decisions that favor the minority over the majority. Indeed, these kinds of judicial decisions are rapidly eroding America's democratic form of government.