The More I Read It Over...
Going back to the CBS4Boston.com piece linked to in my previous, rambling and disjointed post (it's a wonder what a couple pale ales can do to clear one's mind), I found these great quotes...
"Beyond resorting to aspirational language that relies on the presumptive good faith of elected representatives, there is no presently articulated judicial remedy for the Legislature's indifference to, or defiance of, its constitutional duties," Justice John Greaney wrote for the unanimous court.
Well, if enough people in Massachusetts actually cared...
Yeah...don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
Plaintiff C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League said he doubted lawmakers would act, despite the court's rebuke.
"There is no court decision that can infuse the Massachusetts General Court with integrity," he said. "Our legislators have demonstrated time and time again a contempt for the constitution and for their oath of office."
Preacher, meet Choir.
And, of course...
Rep. Michael E. Festa, who supports gay marriage, said he'll do whatever it takes to keep the question off the ballot.
"All of us believe strongly that because the proposition being put before us as a body is so offensive to the constitution, and our notion of what equal rights should be for all of our citizens, we are going to do everything appropriate and necessary to keep it off the ballot," said the Melrose Democrat.
Well, Representative Festa, I'm sure the few remaining licensed gun owners in Massachusetts will be glad to have you in their corner as they prepare to do battle with the state legislature next year over the upcoming avalanche of unconstitutional and "offensive" gun control legislation that is sure to be flowing freely once Governor Patrick is sworn in.
You will be working tirelessly to protect their equal rights, won't you? Surely, their constitutional rights are of equal importance to you as the rights of others.
I mean, you wouldn't want to be exposed as some kind of blad-faced hypocrite now, would you?