This last week a federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on same sex mirages, and just a few days before that, the same indignity was performed for Kentucky. It should be apparent by now, at least, that these elites don’t care what the people believe, or how they vote. They are going to impose their worldview regardless.
On top of that, they use the people’s conservatism in order to accomplish this. This is how it works. The conservative impulse to not mess around with marriage is an impulse that applies to more institutions than just marriage. It also applies to the desire to not mess around with federal judges, with the “way things are.” So the oxymoron of same sex mirage is stuffed down our throats, and so this is why our eyes look like those of an overreaching ostrich trying to swallow a basketball.
But we are well past the point where principled disobedience became necessary. Following Calvin’s doctrine of the lesser magistrate, this is how it should work. The legislature of Kentucky, or Virginia, or any other state that this is being done to, should pass a measure requiring the governor to just say no. The governor should sign it, and then inform the feds that he has instructed the clerks of every country court house in the state to refuse to issue any mirage licenses. It doesn’t matter what the federal judge says — we the people of the great state of “whichever one it is” need to become insufficiently docile and compliant.
No. It has a wonderful ring to it.
This has happened elsewhere, on different issues. It is happening now with Washington and Colorado saying that smoking dope is okay with them. This has been successful because they are doing what the current federales wish they could do, and will do when they get the chance. Washington and Colorado are just a couple of steps ahead of Eric Holder.
It also happened back in the days of school desegregation. But when George Wallace stood in the doorway of the schoolhouse in order to keep the black kids out, his stance was a losing proposition. Whatever you say about the constitutional issues involved, you lose a lot of ground for your case when you are fighting for your constitutional right to continue to do something appalling. The feds were overreaching then too, but that didn’t keep them from having the moral high ground. Every bigot who fought the feds over that particular issue was just helping them pave the way for this. Sin breeds sin, both in imitation and reaction.
But with this issue, the feds would not have the constitutional arguments, and they would not have any moral high ground whatever. They like to pretend, whenever they are in the middle of one of their warp spasms of tolerance, that theirs is a high and lofty pursuit, but what they are really after is the establishment of the new religion of intolerance, with priests trained in their new divinity at Harvard and Yale. They are intolerant of many things — the law of God, revealed in His book and in His world, not to mention the presence of confessing Christians. They are also intolerant of the Constitution, at least of any feature of it that is out there in the plain light of day. They like the stuff that they can find here and there in the penumbrae, but that’s a subject for another time. They have one thing in mind — the enslavement of a once free nation.
There is no shame in declining to go along with this. And there is a good deal of shame in thinking that Romans 13 means obedience to this kind of gathering corruption. It means nothing of the kind. It is time for us to be asking our governors and legislators when they are going to fulfill their obligation to protect us. When are they going to simply say no?