"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The day after: I like the headlines - Pelosi out.
It means we are still a democracy.
I was especially pleased to note this headline: "Gay marriage judges get boot in Iowa". Gay marriage was legalized in Iowa - 'legislated from the bench' - against the will of the people. These elections demonstrate that the people want change, but not the changes proposed by liberal politicians and judges.
"It appears we're headed for a resounding victory tonight and a historic moment in the state of Iowa," said Bob Vander Plaats, the Sioux City businessman who led a campaign to remove the justices because of the 2009 gay marriage ruling. "The people of Iowa stood up in record numbers and sent a message ... that it is 'We the people,' not 'We the courts.' " - DesMoinesRegister.com
In Minnesota we vote for judges as well - not in the same way Iowans voted yesterday - however, since unwanted laws have been forced upon Americans in and through legislation from the bench, perhaps we need to look more closely at the judges who are up for re-election these days. It's an area of government not many of us know about - in fact most people do not know a thing about the judges on the ballot. And while it is true the judge ought to be impartial and not an advocate for this or that social change - it is fairly obvious that is not always the case.
BTW: As of this writing, it is not clear who has won the Governor's race in Minnesota - it is very close and a recount will most likely take place.
Image: Actual photo of Nancy Pelosi's meltdown.