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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    So you want 9 elected boobs who are more focused on raising money for their next election, to lord over 350 million of us? Yup, I think the country will work much better if you can buy the interpretation of the Constitution you want.

    How is the whole hating gays been working out for ya?
    Yes I would rather have a judicial branch that is answerable to the electorate. Why shouldn't the people have a say in what kind of country they want to live in?

    Think of it this way, 9 unelected judges over the American population means that each unelected judge rules over about 35 million people for life without seeking representation from them. It's the ultimate farce. No matter how educated they are, no one deserves that kind of power

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

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    Yes I would rather have a judicial branch that is answerable to the electorate. Why shouldn't the people have a say in what kind of country they want to live in?
    Works for me. I really do not think you have thought this through. Imagine a court with nine Ginsburgs instead of the current makeup.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This is a phenomenal idea. No reason 9 unelected boobs should get to lord over 350 million of us.
    Well...no reason except for the US Constitution.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    You have to love the collective right wing reactions to all of this. So far:

    - Judges writing out dissenting opinions = constitutional crisis (this forum)
    - State workers can arbitrarily decide who they'll allow to get married (Texas)
    - If states can't decide who gets married, a reasonable solution is doing away with marriage licenses (Some conservatives in US/Canada)!
    - The judges aren't siding with us? Better replace them every couple of years then!

    Oh, September-November 2016 is going to be great. Some people will be tripping over themselves to support gay marriage, others will fade into obscurity for attacking it, and better yet, some will fall into disrepute because of their thinly veiled homophobia.

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    My, my, my - what a difference a few elections and some really good marketing make. In less than 20 years, the gay community has managed to turn this issue around completely. I remember in 2004, the election being almost entirely around the concept of gay marriage and the Iraq war. People were beating their chest about who could hate on homos the most if they weren't calling the other side unpatriotic. Even Lurch, err Kerry - who had voted against DOMA - could not bring himself to simply support gay marriage. Now it's 2015, and opinions have changed but very little will change in DC. Though the majority of the population either doesn't give a **** or supports gay marriage, there will still be political bottom feeders like Cruz.
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Well...no reason except for the US Constitution.
    Social conservatives pick and choose which parts of that pesky document they like depending on whether or not it is currently helping them get their way.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Well...no reason except for the US Constitution.
    The OP is a suggestion to amend the constitution.

    I suspect if you asked a simple question via referendum to the Anerican public, they would answer "yes" rather resoundingly..."should Supreme Court judges be elected by the public rather than appointed for life by the president?"

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This is a phenomenal idea. No reason 9 unelected boobs should get to lord over 350 million of us.
    Wait till one or more of them is an unelected gay member of the SOTUS
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

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    Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign : It's All Politics : NPR

    Well so much for the SCOTUS ruling not being an election issue. I wonder how much traction the judicial elections amendment will get. I am sure the liberals would love another shot at Citizens United and Hobby Lobby in their lifetime. It might not go like Cruz thinks. There is a reason the founding fathers wanted to put justices above the sway of election cycles and political parties.
    Cruz knows he won't win the nomination. He's aligning himself with a demographic he will be able to profit from for years.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Oh PLEASE do this. I would love an easy landslide for Democrats in 2016. Hopefully it will extend beyond the white house and the near-inevitable retaking of the senate, and maybe we'll swing the house, too.
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Wait till one or more of them is an unelected gay member of the SOTUS
    We probably already have one.

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