What’s the Point of Voting in California?

The citizens of California voted and decided that they want their state constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. Well, not satisfied listening to their citizens, Democratic legislators asked the state supreme court to nullify proposition 8 that California citizens just passed. A variety of pro-gay marriage supporters have filed lawsuits asking the state Supreme Court to stop proposition 8. We heard this afternoon that the California State Supreme court has agreed to hear the challenge:

“The California Supreme Court today denied requests to stay the enforcement or implementation of Proposition 8, and at the same time agreed to decide several issues arising out of the passage of Proposition 8.

“The court’s order, issued in the first three cases that had been filed directly in the state’s highest court challenging the validity of Proposition 8, directed the parties to brief and argue three issues:

(1) Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?

(2) Does Proposition 8 violate the separation-of-powers doctrine under the California Constitution?

(3) If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?”

So what is the point of voting in the state of California if those who are opposed to the result of the vote can just ask the courts to overturn the will of the voters?

But it’s not just the lawsuits that are at issue here. Today Michelle Malkin in a syndicated column documented how the pro-gay marriage lunatics have lost all self-control:

Over the past two weeks, anti-Prop. 8 organizers have targeted Mormon, Catholic, and evangelical churches. Sentiments like this one, found on the anti-Prop.8 website “JoeMyGod,” are common across the left-wing blogosphere: “Burn their f–ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers.” Thousands of gay-rights demonstrators stood in front of the Mormon temple in Los Angeles shouting “Mormon scum.” The Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City received threatening letters containing an unidentified powder. Religious-bashing protesters filled with hate decried the “hate” at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Vandals defaced the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif., because church members had collected Prop. 8 petitions. One worshiper’s car was keyed with the slogans “Gay sex is love” and “SEX;” another car’s antenna and windshield wipers were broken.

In Carlsbad, Calif., a man was charged with punching his elderly neighbors over their pro-Prop. 8 signs. In Palm Springs, a videographer filmed unhinged anti-Prop. 8 marchers who yanked a large cross from the hands of 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess and stomped on it.

Read all of Michelle’s piece. You’ll see that this is just a small portion of what the pro-gay marriage lunatics have done. But do you see this lunacy reported in the mainstream media? Of course not because when the left becomes unhinged, it doesn’t make the 24 hour news cycle. It isn’t criticized. Their violence and bigotry are given a pass. But when conservatives express anger toward an issue, the media not only report it, but they also exaggerate it. Case in point: McCain supporters at rallies were accused of becoming angry and out of control. The media reported that someone at one of McCain’s rallies shouted “kill him” when McCain mentioned Obama’s name, but the Secret Service couldn’t find anyone who heard it. James Joyner at Outside the Beltway documented other reports in which the media exaggerated the anger of McCain supporters.

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