If there was ever a more clear example of how messed up things get in this country when the Judicial branch of government is allowed to "make laws"; today's decision in Iowa is it. With absolutely no input from the people or Legislature, the Supreme Court today unanimously voted to allow same sex marriage in Iowa. It will take years for the state to overturn the decision through a Constitutional Amendment.
It is beyond the scope of my ability to comprehend how any court is allowed to bypass the branches of government and make up laws with no debate or votes from the citizens. What has this country come to anyway? I am quite sure other states will now follow the lead of Iowa and legalize same sex marriage all over the country. God forbid the saying "as Iowa goes, so goes the USA" holds true in this situation.
Just as the Congress in Washington has decided that since a certain party has the majority of votes it can shut down debate and shove legislation through on a "fast track" to passage; so the court systems have decided they are the ultimate ruling authority and should just make laws instead of simply judging them to see if they are Constitutional.
This is not a blog on the pros or cons of same sex marriage, but it is one on the state of the American governmental system, both nationally as well as locally. It certainly appears that the idea of this nation having any respect for the "We the people" attitude it was founded upon has evaporated. The principle of ruling is now based upon "We who are in charge". Whoever manages to win (or steal) the most votes gets to set the agenda for everyone, and worse yet are those who don't even have to worry about elections (judges) but who are appointed for life to reign as supreme kings.
At every turn, those who hold fast to "conservative" views are being shoved into the basements and gutters of America. There are enough "progressives" in high levels of government to push through their agenda and no one is going to stop them. It would do any conservatives well to quit whining and fighting the inevitable and start figuring out how to live a quiet and peaceful life in all Godliness and honesty within a nation hell-bent on its own destruction.
I pray that Almighty God gives us all wisdom so that we can simply live our lives as He wants us to no matter what insane laws are enacted and decisions made by people only interested in themselves or paying off those who got them their power. Just as Lot was vexed in spirit day by day as he watched evil prevail in Sodom; so the righteous today are being vexed as the progressive/Godless agenda moves ever forward.
Thank God this is all but for a little while. Thank God He has made the same promise He made to Noah, Lot and countless others to provide a way out before evil destroys a city, nation or world. Personally, I thank God for the promise of Christ's coming to gather us together with Him in the clouds to forever live with Him. Without such a promise, I don't know just how much vexing one could stand.