Friday, June 26, 2015

What He Said

"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. … Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
John Adams

"Compared to so many issues, America's shift has been so quick."
Barak Obama, on the SCOTUS gay marriage decision.

Once the skids are greased the descent is appallingly fast.
Bob Warr

"If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who
favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."
"Supporters of same-sex marriage have achieved considerable success persuading their fellow citizens—through the democratic process—to adopt their view. That ends today. Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law. Stealing this issue from the people will for many cast a cloud over same-sex marriage, making a dramatic social change that much more difficult to accept."
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts


Lin said...

There are a lot of things happening in this country that I am concerned about. I'm not sure where we are heading.

vanilla said...

Lin, the uncertainty of the future I suppose is one of life's excitements. I too am concerned but pray for the good.