Interesting new from North Carolina, where there are thoughts of instituting a State religion (with possibly, I add, more denominations?).
The thinking behind the initiative is that in the US (a federation of States, not a federal State like Germany) every state is sovereign, and the power of the Federal government is limited by the tenth amendment to the matters explicitly reserved to it, all the rest (including the establishment of a State religion) being, by default, State matter.
Such a measure would allow “red” States (or socially conservative ones) to obtain wide ranging objectives. The protection of prayers in public ceremonies would be one, and the provision of protection for religious reasons in a way similar to the exemption from the HHS mandate would be another. Thinking out loud (but I am not an expert in such US legal matters) the prohibition of so-called same sex marriages – or civil partnership, or whatever else stinking of sodomy – would be another one.
Let us not forget that when the West was Christian, sodomy laws were everywhere. Therefore, if the principle prevails that a State can proclaim a State religion and reflect this in its own legislation, I cannot see why traditional Christian legislation – assuming the necessary democratic support – should not make its return.
Also, what is now proposed in North Carolina might not become reality there, but might well be picked up in other States whose electorate is better inclined to go down that route. Were the US Supreme Court to try to impose a perverted travesty of marriage all over the country, I can well imagine this issue of State legislative autonomy to become a very important one. Besides, it would put the issue firmly in the hands of the elected representatives of the people, rather than of a bunch of ideologised judges, some of them public perverts.
We shall see how his evolves. I thought this an encouraging thought, and interesting news.
The people of North Carolina have spoken.
Nay, they have shouted.
61 to 39 percent in favour of banning so-called gay marriages, these are percentages you won’t see often in the free world.
This is, I think, the more relevant because it comes in the middle of a presidential campaign increasingly more dominated by religious questions: the HHS mandate and now the attitude of a Christian country toward open perversion.
If I were Obama, I would start to think my advisers are a bunch of idiots who will drive me to the wall before I can say “Kathleen Sebelius”; with the first of the idiots being, of course, his VP, who makes everything he can to make Obama look as he deserves.
Also note the direction things are taking: North Carolina already banned so-called gay marriages, but the electorate clearly wanted to slam the door altogether, and twenty-eight other states preceded it. Make no mistake, this confrontation is getting harsher.
I have often expressed the opinion, and repeat it today, that the so-called gay movement has some chances of success until there is no great opposition on the other side and they can hope in a benevolent disinterest from mainstream America.
This dynamic will, I think, entirely change when the conflict erupts and becomes open war. When the average citizen awakens to the perversion of sodomy and the absurdity of giving it legal recognition, homos will have no better cards than paedophiles.
For a while, judicial activism can hope to compensate for the several dozens of defeats in the popular vote, but if the USA are to survive as a democracy, the people will demand that their voice be heard.
Today, once again, the people have spoken. There is no mistaking either the message in North Carolina, or the general climate in the rest of the country.
On this occasion, Obama has tried not to shoot himself in the foot but thankfully, his VP did it for him. North Carolina could be decisive in November, one cannot but feel Biden is doing an excellent job. I wonder how Obama’s opinion on the matter will “evolve”, though.
Kudos to the people of North Carolina. They have reacted in the right way to the attempt to make abomination presentable.
But make no mistake, the only way to let this nonsense end is the reintroduction of sodomy laws. We’ll get there one day, though I doubt I will live to see it.