I can sort of understand both sides of it... I support the judge but I also want her to do her job. Think about all the straight people who have no real opinion on the gay marriage issue, but just want to get married. Why should they be dragged into the politics through no fault of their own?
I know... how about everyone just refuse to do their job anytime they want something? You know what that would get us? Just a higher unemployment number.
I don't think she should be fired because it takes a lot to become a judge, but her approach will likely backfire.
Whereas I can see you have a valid point, she still has my support. I am sure she knew the effect this would have on her career. She was willing to risk that career in order to make that stand. Our history is full of people that risked everything to promote a cause that they believed in very strongly. He stance on this issue may well lead to her dismissal and I am sure she is ready for it.
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius