14 August 2015

Uncommon Commentary #471: The Case Ought to Be Called “Vice v. Virtue” (Alternate Title: Better Red than (Spiritually) Dead)

It’s very possible that federal malfeasance like the US Supreme Court’s decision in the case Obergefell v. Hodges, which imposed legal but unnatural same-sex marriage upon the entire land, will lead to at least a partial disintegration of the USA during my life in this world, as “Red States” leave the union rather than continue to endure misgovernance from the District of Columbia; to be quite honest, I hope that they do, and that, when they do, I’m living in one of them (or in some other country where people still have some grasp of the distinction between good and evil).  See UC #423: Between Barack and a Hard Place for why such a disintegration need not have catastrophic effects for world security.
It’s also possible that one or more State governments might simply refuse to acknowledge this ungodly ruling (and other insufferable DiCtates from DC).  Could the federal government feasibly enforce it?  It could withhold funds that would otherwise go to such a State, but the States that have the most reason to reject the Obergefell-versus-Hodges decision are also those that are most likely to have budget surpluses and thus to have no need for handouts from Washington anyway.  Perhaps Emperor Nerobama’s administration would send FBI agents to arrest recusant governors and State legislators; each State, though, has its own section of the National Guard as well as police, and so things could get quite interesting!