V is in a twit (Is that a word? Is it a polite word?) about the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. I am much calmer about it--as a lawyer I wholly expected the decision.
Then, there is the Rebel flag controversy. I admit that I have one, myself, around here somewhere. I never thought of it as a banner of racism, only as nostalgic Southern culture, but after the recent discussions, I have come to realize that many do, and that offense has taken on horrible magnitude in the wake of the Charleston AME massacre.
Again, as a lawyer, I have pondered the controversy of same-sex marriage as it collides with religious beliefs.and the flying of the Rebel Flag as it collides with free speech.
|BILL OF RIGHTS|
Frankly, as brilliant as they were, I don't believe the FFs had any idea how wonderful was their work. There is just no way they could have foreseen the twists and turns our society would take--they, for example, would not have let me--a woman--vote. They would not have counted my right to a voice as an "inalienable right" as those who penned the Declaration of Independence declared such rights to be:
|DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE|
But the FFs instituted a system that seems to organically understand that we don't always get it right at first; we must live and learn and grow. As a result, I get to vote.
|Thank you, 14th Amendment!!|
|Thank You 19th Amendment - Ratified August, 1920|
As I drove to work the other morning, I was stopped at a red light. The car in front of me bore a bumper sticker such as the one depicted below: