In this, the land of the liberal, home of the labor union, and arguably most pro-gay-rights metropolis this side of San Francisco, a guy like Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich could feel out of place.
But Antonovich, whose website features a photo of him wearing a cowboy hat and riding a horse, isn't about to be drown out as much of the county celebrated Wednesday's overturning of California's same-sex marriage ban. As people danced in the streets, Antonovich seethed with a knowing righteousness that maybe only he could know. He issued this statement:
... It is clear that the Judge's political correctness agenda prevailed at the expense of the will of the people. Ultimately, it will be up to the United States Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
Thomas Jefferson warned that radical judicial activism would undermine the will of the people. He said, 'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny.' Today's ruling was a direct assault to the over 4.5 million voters in 2000, and the over 7 million who turned out in 2008 to vote on this vital issue.
Eh, we believe Jefferson also penned this one: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
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