In One Eye
Sunday, May 15, 2005
On a Sunday when the papers are filled with newsless feature stories (the New York Times informs its readers that there's a class divide in America, and the Washington Post lets its readers know that their retirement benefits have shrunk for the last number of decades), it's often beneficial to see what Frank Rich has on his mind. As usual, he doesn't disappoint.
It's a virulent animosity toward gay people that really unites the leaders of the anti-"activist" judiciary crusade, not any intellectually coherent legal theory (they're for judicial activism when it might benefit them in Florida). Their campaign ... uses gay people as cannon fodder on the way to its greater goal of taking down a branch of government that is crucial to ... constitutional checks and balances ...I've spoken before on the utter hypocrisy of these morons who bemoan the presence of "activist judges" while all the time countenancing the one time when judges really overstepped their bounds—in the hideous Bush v. Gore decision of 2000.
On this day of the annual AIDS Walk in major metropolitan areas, it's necessary to remember how far we as a nation haven't come as we strengthen our resolve to set things right and to insure equality for all members of our society.