Why Liberals don’t believe in Democracy

by Sal on November 10, 2006

in Politics

The People’s Republic of Massachusetts has adjourned it’s legislative session without voting on a proposed ballot measure to define Marriage as between a man and a woman, after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court forced the legislature to allow gay marriage in 2004.

No matter what one thinks of the issue, how can anyone argue that the people don’t have a right to vote on such a controversial issue? This is how the left consistently enacts unpopular policy. With Roe v. Wade in the 1970s, to this today, the courts have been used to thwart the will of the people.

If the ballot measure came up for a vote and lost, I’d accept defeat. I’d try to convince my fellow citizens that they were wrong, and bring it up for a vote again, but the people would have spoken. In the case we have today, the people of MA are being denied their say, and the MA legislatures are abandoning their constitutional duty to vote on the measure. As Gov. Mitt Romney said:

One hundred and seventy thousand citizens followed our Constitution’s process to petition government. They followed the prescribed process to place an item of importance before the voters. They asked for democracy. But today, by effectively avoiding the constitutionally required vote on same sex marriage, 109 legislators disgraced their oath of office. Each of them swore to follow the Constitution. The Constitution plainly states that when a qualified petition is placed before them, they “shall” vote. By not voting, we have witnessed the triumph of arrogance over democracy. Whether or not you favor same sex marriage, you should be very concerned that the rule of law and the sovereignty of the people have been trampled. I salute the 87 who voted for democracy, who voted to follow their oath of office.

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Mrs. Sal November 10, 2006 at 12:22 pm

It’s worth noting that this originally came up for a vote during the summer, but the convention was adjourned until two days AFTER the election.

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