Supremely Clueless on Friday, June 26, 2015?
July 6, 2015
On Friday, June 26, 2015, two seemingly unrelated events took place one of which is pure evil. In my opinion, these events poorly reflect on America, our culture and on those who allege to represent our nation, both in government or in popular society.
The first event is the Supreme Court attempt to insinuate that the 14th Amendment gives same-sex couples the “right” to marry in all 50 states. I side with Justice Roberts, "... The majority's decision is an act of will (opinion), not legal judgment." Chief Justice Roberts penned: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision...But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.
I am not in a position to take on the Supreme Court here. I am just stating rather emphatically that the decision poorly reflects on our nation, period. Like it or lump it.
The second event which happened to today and which has a direct albeit seemingly negligible correlation to the above mentioned event and which also poorly reflects on America is the announcement of Clueless: The Musical, on Broadway.
Yes, this is the punch line of this article. The real reason for writing this article is to point out the fact that we are the most clueless nation on the planet. While Islamic terrorists are pillaging their way through the Middle East, while the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the highest echelons of our nations leaders, while our national debt climbs ever higher and other governments teeter on the brink of collapse, and while the world implodes morally; in America we are Clueless: The Musical.
What is our national fixation with entertainment, entertainment which deadens our brain cells and broadcasts to the rest of the world that we are shallower than a wading pool. Instead of dealing with our national dilemmas we clamor to medicate and placate ourselves.
I would think it should be painfully obvious to most American’s that the list of civil “rights” seems to be growing almost daily, but shouldn’t there be some activities that are still considered civil “wrongs”? Let me ask that question another way. Should anything a person chooses to do be considered a civil right?
It seems we are living in a time where the courts in this land are all too pleased to find any excuse to protect “rights” of Americans who claim their pet behaviors are privileges to be sheltered by the Constitution. We all know better, we all know some behavior is wrong by comparing it to right behavior just as we know that a line is crooked by comparing it to a straight line.
What SCOTUS should have done was decline to render a judgment on same-sex marriage and also on the ACA for that matter. Never mind about whether the ACA is right or wrong, the fact is our national debt is over 18 trillion dollars; there is no money for “free” health care.
My point is that today’s Supreme Court decision, since it is not based on the Constitution but instead on popular consent, is the very definition of Supreme arrogance. To re-write the Constitution and thereby be a supreme example of what it means to be clueless is the America we live in on Friday, June 26, 2015!