Archive for June, 2015

Law: A Queer Thing Now

Posted in Politics, Society on June 27th, 2015

So right now there’s a lot of discussion and spewing of hatred over the SCOTUS’ decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which now demands that all 50 States allow Queers to marry under the law. Most of the hate being spewed is, unsurprisingly, coming from the Liberals and Progressives and is both an orgy of gloating and implied threat of persecution – persecution now more likely after Obergefell.

In all truth, I’m rather ambivalent about this ruling from the SCOTUS. I’ve read the decision and it seems a solid and well-founded piece of law overall, but with one glaring problem – Judicial Tyranny over the States and the unintended negative consequences that bit of overreach may very well engender.

Queer Judicial Tyranny
The Law Seems A Queer Things These Days

While I have exactly zero issues with the idea of queers being able to marry and have always been an opponent and detractor of DOMA I firmly believe that the SCOTUS’ hearing of this case and rendering such a broad opinion is contrary to best interests of the nation and flies directly in face of previous SCOTUS rulings – utterly ignored by Justice Kennedy and the four Liberals on the Court – that unequivocally stated in Hisquierdo v. Hisquierdo that all laws pertaining to marriage are the purview of the several States and not the Federal Government.

Insofar as marriage is within temporal control, the States lay on the guiding hand.

“The whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife, parent and child, belongs to the laws of the States, and not to the laws of the United States.

Indeed, I’m displeased by Obergefell for exactly the same reason as I was against DOMA. Marriage law has historically been a province of state law in the United States and it should stay as such. While the Supremacy Clause does allow the SCOTUS to do what they’ve done – it’s perfectly valid under Constitutional Law – one should not do something merely because one can or one feels for some person or group of persons.

And yes, this is what Justice Kennedy did. He ignored history and the long-standing weight thereof, previous SCOTUS rulings, and the negative impacts of the legal precedent this sets so as to lend aid and comfort to a group he favors – homosexuals. Remember always that Justice Kennedy is the one who through judicial action effectively legalized sodomy in America with his opinion on Lawrence v. Texas.

So, to all the queers out there – I’m honestly happy for you but I shudder to think of the damage you’ve caused the nation by how you’ve gotten what you felt you deserved.

Flagging Equivalency

Posted in Politics, Society on June 27th, 2015

Within America’s borders certain sorts hate the Flag of the Confederacy and others love it. Both groups, however, seem to have little true understanding of it or its symbolism. Instead, they project their own feelings upon it.

Liberals, Progressives, and the ever-angry Blacks claim the Flag of the Confederacy is about nothing but hate and racism. Southerners claim it’s all about history and heritage. Insofar as I can see – and I’m a born and raised Southerner – both groups fail to truly understand. The Flag of the Confederacy of the Confederacy is called the Rebel Flag for a reason.

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Real Equivalency In Flags
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There truly is a direct equivalency between the Confederate Flag, the Republic of Ireland’s flag, and the flag of the Palestinians. All are “rebel flags” and all represent people and forces that engaged in violent rebellion, though, fortunately for Americans, only the last two can be truly linked to ongoing terrorism and insurrection.

Remember, “The South Shall Rise Again” are not merely empty words anymore than “Sinn Féin,” or “Palestine!” are merely empty words. Those words are the motto, mantra, and promise of people’s who want to determine for themselves how live and govern the lands that they claim as being their own.

Equality Of Hate

Posted in Society on June 27th, 2015

One thing about hate in modern America, it’s very much based upon bias, bigotry, and prejudice. Far be it from most people living within America’s borders to accept an equality of hate.

If one is hate, both are hateHate – Separate But Equal

America’s domestic enemies, the Liberals and their minority sharecroppers, loath the Flag of the Confederacy and claim it’s a symbol of hate and nothing more. However, they have no issues with the raised Black fist war banner of the Black Power movement. Indeed, it has proven impossible to convince them that if one flag is about hate, then both of them are so.

As Should Be Expected…

Posted in Politics, Society on June 26th, 2015

South Carolina State FlagAs should be expected, I’m weighing in upon the killing of 9 Blacks and wounding of another in Charleston, SC’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – often called by Blacks, “Mother Emanuel” – by Dylann Roof. As should also be expected by any and all who are familiar with me or Reflections From A Murky Pond, my take on the matter will follow the mainstream.

This is simply because something like Dylann Roof’s assault upon “Mother Emanuel” should have been expected to happen. Decades of law after law being enacted to demand preferential treatment for people having a “Protected Trait”; years and years of the Lamestream Media promulgating the thought that all Whites are both racists and somehow debtors to the “Black Community”; and the constant excuses made for the innumerable Blacks who riots and loot whenever they feel like guaranteed some sort of reprisal-based action would be committed by someone in America sometime. Obama’s and his boy, Holder’s consistent exacerbation of these things just accelerated things and brought the timeline forward.

Does this mean that I approve of- or condone Dylann Roof’s actions? No. In my opinion they were stupid and counterproductive. He killed 9 people for no good purpose and accomplished nothing by doing so that aids America in protecting herself.

Does this mean that I excuse his actions? No. I do understand his motivation and I do see a growing problem that is very much akin to the problem that Roof perceived. Yet, like all things, understanding does not necessarily provide excuse, since failure is failure and sinking into rage is rarely, if ever, excusable.

Looks Like A Hot Summer

Posted in Society on June 25th, 2015

Looks like it's going to be a hot, steamy summerLooks Like A Hot Summer

The weather looks like it’s shaping up to be a hot, steamy Summer. Of course, in Bedford-Stuyvesant aka BedStuy that not without its upside.