This article undermines the problem with today’s politics. I was emailed it by a staunch republican, to which I replied:
“I feel like this is a conflict of ideology at its core that surpasses the gay marriage issue and a side which you have taken the wrong side on if you call yourself a republican…
A true democrat, in the spirit of what it is to be democratic, would be angry about this. A true republican would consider it acceptable. Why this is lies in the nature of the words themselves, and underlying ideologies that should accompany the party. This is because a republican believes that the few, educated should rule, since they know what is best for the country and are in the best position to make the decisions. Thus republican. In this way, a republican should be comfortable with the overturn of prop 8. A democrat, at his (actually I should say her, since if it weren’t for women, democrats would never be elected office) core, should see this as a violation of people as government (making the government at widespread as possible as democracy), and rule by the people, seeing the overturn as a violation of the core principles of what it is to be a democratic nation.
Despite this base that should underline all thoughts that political partisanships have, just because it is gay marriage, the aisles flip and those who are supposed to have the base of their ideology at their core overrule it in an unthoughtful and visceral way. I think it is poorly thought out and typical of today’s politics, which make no sense in a foundational way…”