Maurine Proctor wrote:If the people vote on an issue, they can talk and lobby and convince each other and vote again another day if sentiments change. Once the Supreme Court has arrogantly defined something as a new Constitutional right, the debate is closed and out of our hands.
Let's see how Maurine's logic works.
I am concerned about the problem of the world's rapidly growing human population. Clearly, we must do something to stem the tide of human proliferation and destruction of the planet. So, I want to put on the table the question of a heterosexual's alleged "right" to marry.
Since, as conservatives have repeatedly observed, marriage is for the purpose of creating and raising children, then allowing heterosexual marriage with all of the same perks as other marriages is essentially a ticking time bomb. How can people of sense and good conscience stand idly by while heterosexuals have children, fail to take proper care of them, and thus destroy the planet?
As Justice Antonin Scalia pointed out, we can't leave the interpretation of the Constitution up to the Supreme Court. We need to submit all of its rights, freedoms, and powers to regular referenda in our democratic society. Therefore, I propose, for everyone's sake and the future of the planet, that we collectively consider and then vote on limiting the right of heterosexual people to marry. If we can stop the flagrant misuse of marriage by reckless heterosexuals who have all but completely destroyed this sacred institution through their selfishness and disregard for others, then we may be able to save the planet.
Now, personally, I am not for outlawing heterosexual marriage. I am not a nutcase. But I think it is fair to ask whether we should perhaps make heterosexuals take special classes, pass exams, pay certain fees, and so forth, before they are issued marriage licenses. After all, we issue driving and hunting licenses, no? Some might say that they have a right to drive or a right to hunt bears, and maybe they do--to an extent, but we do not let them do so will-nilly. The potential consequences would be disastrous. People would be killed. Bears would be hunted to extinction. Yet, here we are, allowing heterosexuals to propagate their way to our collective oblivion, and we don't do anything to control this destructive force.
The right to life is a very fundamental right indeed, and heterosexual marriage is threatening that right every day. Sadly, conservatives utterly oppose having any kind of public discussion or vote on the right of heterosexuals to marry. We need to make our voices heard regarding the reckless lunacy of these irresponsible people and fight to place the right of heterosexuals to marry on the ballot in all 50 states.
All of the above is satire.