I drafted a nice piece on the end of self-government in these United States. (I was expanding on a previous blog post I wrote in the immediate aftermath of the SCOTUS decisions on CA Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.) I had my quotes, analysis, and outline of how gay marriage would come to North Carolina. I needed to give it one more edit, polish it up before publishing. No rush…I figured I had at least six months to a year before the liberals got the ball moving.
I had less than three weeks.
The ACLU is suing North Carolina on the issue of gay adoption. Last week they filed to amend the suit to include a challenge to the state’s marriage amendment. The one that defines marriage in North Carolina as a union between one man and one woman. The one the voters approved by a 2-1 margin. The ACLU cited Mr. Justice Kennedy’s “animus” language as a basis for amending the lawsuit.
North Carolina’s Attorney General, Roy Cooper, said he will not fight to keep the suit restriced to adoption. His reason? “These issues will be litigated anyway”, so why not save some time and money by combining them?
Well, how about the fact that the issues are not related, and the ACLU is using this as an opportunity to paint 2/3 of North Carolinians as bigots who hate gay people?
Depending on the judge, I’d say the ACLU has about a 60% chance of winning. Then what? Can the people of North Carolina count on Mr. Cooper to do his sworn duty and defend the duly enacted laws of North Carolina and our Constitution? Or is he itching for higher, perhaps national office, and will need to conform to the received wisdom of the Democrat party?
Mene, mene, tekel, upharsim. The writing is on the wall. Our only hope for continued self-governance is an Article V amendment convention. Messrs. Horn, Tucker and Arp, are you up to it?
Otherwise it’s time to repeal Article 1, Section 4 of the North Carolina Constitution and allow us to secede.