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Nine Justices or Fifty States? Who Should Decide Gay Marriage?

Captain-Jeff Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:51 AM
We wish you would vote Republican! The more the better. But since we're talking about voting, is it better that we exclude homosexuals, libertarians, and every other "deviant thinker" from our party, or is it better that we include them in a big tent that wins elections?

I would like to think that Supreme Court justices are smarter than I am.

At one level, they surely are. Their years of devotion to the practice and analysis of law involves countless pages of book-learning I will never undertake. Their brains must fairly bulge with minutiae I cannot grasp.

But there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. There are high school dropouts who have deep wells of astuteness about how to think, act and live in an enlightened way. And there are Ph.D.’s I would not let into my house.

In one stunning moment Tuesday from the Supreme Court...