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

MontieR Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:36 AM
The power of the federal government is ONLY that much that we the people allow. The government has never had ANY legal authority over PRIVATE matters such as marriage, yet they have assumed authority over not just marriage but a hundred thousand other aspect of our lives. Cut off the purse and let the dragon starve.

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...