Friday, August 13, 2010

If you're running for the Senate you should understand the Constitution

I should be doing some work, but as a distraction I'm posting this instead.

How can someone running for the Senate be so uninformed about how the US Constitution works?
Fiorina splits with Boxer on gay marriage ruling - San Jose Mercury News: "SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina says she disagrees with a federal judge's decision overturning California's gay-marriage ban.

Fiorina says California voters spoke clearly against same-sex unions when a majority approved Proposition 8 in 2008.
It isn't a matter of favoring gay marriage or not. The constitution protects individual rights no matter what the people say. If California approved a proposition that said that newspapers had to have their stories approved by the governor before they could be printed would Fiorina criticize a judge who said that was unconstitutional because the people had voted for it? I hope not. The point of the Constitution is to protect us from the excesses of our fellow citizens. But she doesn't seem to understand that.

She must be reasonably intelligent to have gotten herself into the position of head of HP. But a stupid comment like that just shows that she has no respect for the principles of our government. Either she knows what she is saying is foolish, but she believes it will help her with a certain segment of voters. In that case she is dishonest and can't be trusted. Or she is too uninformed to understand what she is talking about. In that case, she certainly can't be trusted to represent us in Washington.

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