In California, an openly homosexual federal judge has struck down Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act which reaffirmed the traditional definition of marriage. This comes in the wake of another federal judge striking down the Defense of Marriage Act last month.
Obama voters crossed over to support a flagship issue of social conservatism, but rejected the social moderate John McCain. California banned affirmative action over a decade ago.
We’ve seen this happen before.
In 2006, Michigan voters banned affirmative action, 58% to 42%. The Republicans were wiped out that year and lost control of Congress, but affirmative action went down to defeat.
Illegal immigration is another one of these issues. American voters regularly tell pollsters how much they dislike the Republican Party, but most of the same people strongly dislike illegal immigration, affirmative action, and gay marriage.
Judge Bolton gutted Arizona’s SB 1070 in July. There you have another recent example of an activist judge cavalierly tossing out a popular state law.
Combine this with the Justice Department refusing to prosecute the New Black Panthers for anti-White voter intimidation and the Department of Homeland Security looking for ways to pass a “stealth amnesty” without congressional authorization.
If that were not enough, as the cherry on top, build a mosque on Ground Zero as a monument to multiculturalism and political correctness. Crow about your moral superiority over the masses. Create a situation where even the most clueless conservative is frothing with rage at the establishment.
If Americans were convinced they were “losing their country” a year ago, what do you suppose they are thinking now?
If 62% of Americans thought the United States was in decline and 11% had “a lot” or “a great deal” of confidence in Congress before this happened, what do you suppose their reaction will be to this?
The utter contempt of the political class is being shown like never before. The sheer weight of oppression is now so heavy that millions of Americans are finally starting to realize that freedom and self government itself are at stake.
Which is great news.
The natural tendency of all human societies is social inertia. It is only when human societies are confronted with some existential crisis, emergency, or insoluble problem that “auto-pilot” disengages and the people wake up from their long slumber to notice and pay attention to what is going on.
That’s about where we are today. It is analogous to being rudely awakened in the morning, squinting your eyes, and trying to see clearly what is going on.
We’re not on “auto-pilot” anymore.
– 21% of Americans believe the federal government is operating with the consent of the governed, and 68% say no.
– 57% of Americans say the federal government is a “direct and immediate threat” to their own freedom.
The apolitical are becoming politicized.