“A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage, joining a growing list of state and federal courts that have granted gay and lesbian couples the right to marry following two landmark Supreme Court rulings in June. …”
Before returning to work on my book about Haiti, I will point to the actions of the federal judges in Utah and Oklahoma which heralded this decision, and reiterate that the existence of the Union is the reason why this happened.
The same thing happened when federal judges got their hands on the immigration laws that were passed in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. It’s a waste of time to try to reform the system. This is why Southern Nationalists have focused our attention exclusively on building up public support for dissolving it.
One more thing: while we are on the subject of Haiti, I will point out that we can learn something from Haitians. Ever since it won its independence, Haiti (with two brief exceptions) has always nominally been a republic. No historian takes this seriously though because Haiti has traditionally been a military despotism.
Similarly, the United States is nominally a republic, but elections are meaningless because the actions of state legislatures and Congress are routinely nullified by executive fiat and judicial decrees. Even when that doesn’t happen, elected representatives are simply bought outright by monied interests or billionaires like Sheldon Adelson. When this kind of thing happens in Haiti, it is labeled bribery and corruption.
US elections are now about at the same level as Haitian elections … at this point, only force of habit keeps us participating in them.