Democratic Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Governor Brian Sandoval have conspired to overthrow the Constitution that binds them. We are a nation based on the rule of law where the law emanates from the people, both past and present, and binds everyone to it, including our elected officials.
Cortez Masto has refused to defend the provision of the Nevada Constitution, which it is her duty to protect, that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. That provision is being challenged in court, and both Cortez Masto and Sandoval are refusing to defend it, despite it being passed by the people.
Sadly, this was completely foreseeable. The ruling which struck down California’s ban, Prop. 8, was similarly struck down in large part because their Governor and Attorney General refused to defend it, and thereby denied any defense since only the state was declared to have standing, with the concomitant determination that the Governor and Attorney General are the state.
Yet again, “democracy,” which the Left so love to declare their love fore, is swept aside by the imposition of a judge, an attorney general, and a governor.
It begs the question: Is there any part of the Nevada Constitution that either Sandoval or Cortez Masto are willing to defend? Is any of our rights or laws safe when the servants of the state and people are allowed do pick and choose?
The ironic thing is that gay marriage would have likely come to Nevada by within a few years! The Nevada legislature in 2013 already voted to change the state Constitution to allow for gay marriage, which would have passed again (as Constitutionally required in Nevada) in 2015 regardless of if the GOP gained a majority in the state Senate, and thence likely approved by the voters in 2016. But rather than let representative democracy take it’s course, the destroyers of true marriage could not wait and trampled upon the rule of law that they don’t give a whit about!
As you humble author stated when the Supreme Court struck down Prop. 8:
“This is a dark day for our Republic. Our democratic checks and balances against elected officials has been voided. Our very vote has been voided, and will continue to be voided if the political class does not agree with it. People no longer have power over their politicians, who have established them selves as a political class kept in power by political machines, but are now at the mercy of the people that the initiative was meant to protect them from.”
This will not end well.
This has not ended well.
A little mood music: