The preamble to America’s constitution started with “We the People,” meaning that the republic is all about the people. Not necessarily that for every important legislation, piece of law, or ordinance that all of the people must agree on it before it takes effect. No. We the people simply means that majority of the people must agree on anything before it will apply to all of the people. It also means that government must always listen to the wishes of the people in all maters of the state.
That is why a presidential candidate must win with more than 50% of the votes cast in general election for him to have the mandate to lead the nation. And that is why elected public servants sometimes depends on polling to know where the heart of the people are on certain issues, which helps them choose what issues of the day to throw the weight of their office behind and what issues are left for the future to take care of.
We the people do not mean all of the people. When the issue of slavery came up for debate, some of the people wanted slavery to be abolished and some wanted the practice to remain legal. Majority of the people wanted it abolished and despite the minority that wanted it to remain legal, slavery was abolished. It never diminished we the people. When the issue of women’s right to vote came up for debate, some of the people were for it and some were not. Majority of the people were for it and majority carried the day. The same goes for Civil Rights Act when the rights of African Americans to vote and to participate in the political process of this great nation came up for debate. Majority carried the day. That is democracy and that is how democracy work. It is a game of numbers and the people that find themselves to be in the minority side of things does not always take kindly to losing their argument.
Gayness is as old as the bible. Even before the city of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of their gayness, their gayness got to a fever pitch high that the men of the city wanted to rape the angels who came to destroy the city for its gay practices.
Now, the Supreme Court of the land, which has the last word on every issue of arbitration has declared that gay marriage is constitutional. And there you go. Their decision is final and binding upon everyone until Congress decides to amend the constitution and throw away any provision within it that permitted gay marriage in the first place.
Meanwhile the United States is an empire. Has been since the end of the 2nd World War. And typical of all empires, it will not last forever. The United States was found upon Christian values, one of which is the definition and practice of marriage as an affair between a man and a woman. Until the Supreme Court changed that last week.
In God We Trust.
Now whether GOD will be mad at the United States for this affront to His precepts and bring down the United States because of it, or whether He will just forgive and overlook, is something that no one can say with utmost certainty. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts, either.
But for the moment, gay marriage has become legal and we all are still here. The earth hasn’t caved in and the skies haven’t fallen.