Friday, December 19, 2008
Aristotle argued that placing ultimate power in one man (or a group) would make that man a beast since ultimate power does that to even the best of men. The idea of a krytocracy has always appalled me, and that is what happened when the California Supreme Court struck down the state law defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.
However, the Prop. 8 people want to retroactively invalidate the marriages that were legal since the Court made that decision.
Ex post facto laws are appalling! Prop. 8 was not designed to be that.
As much as I hope that Prop. 8 prevails, I also hope that those "gay" marriages that occurred in the interim are legally recognized.
Without the rule of law, even when I disagree, we are subject to dictatorship... and that is the greatest attack on liberty and morality.