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  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Living Document

    03/18/2004 5:20:21 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 299+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 03-04-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    Same-Sex Marriage and the Living Document March 4, 2004 “According to definition,” Hilaire Belloc wrote, “the ideal citizen of this Modern State must be free to act on his individual judgment of morals, must reach conclusions on all matters by private judgment, but must accept the coercion of any law whatsoever when it has been decided by a majority of such individual citizens so concluding.” That about sums it up. The Modern State, now called Democracy, has no moral principles, but we have a duty to obey it anyway. Why? Majority rule, you know. But sometimes the courts overrule the...