Friday, July 03, 2015

"After Democracy": My Ep-Ed in Today's Louisville Courier-Journal

My new op-ed in today's Louisville Courier-Journal:
Okay, boys and girls, today we're going to talk about the time before Obergefell v. Hodges, the decision by the United States Supreme Court in the early 21st century that prohibited states from defining marriage as between a man and a woman. 
Until the time of this decision (and several others at about the same time), America was what was called a "democratic republic" and the people themselves, through their elected representatives, decided issues of public consequence. You may have read about this in your history books ...
Read the rest on the Courier-Journal's site here.

1 comment:

KyCobb said...


Your mistake is believing this only just started. The Court really began overruling the voters when it ordered an end to segregation in Brown v. Bd. of Education and voided bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia. If we are going to have a pure dictatorship of the proletariat in which the majority hold absolute power, those decisions have to be reversed as well. Its probably going to require getting rid of the Bill of Rights, or maybe trashing the Constitution altogether.