The world our ancestors lived in when the Constitution as drafted is much different than the world we live in today.<quoted text>
You should read the Constitution again, it seems you haven't retained much from the last time you read it in picture format in the 3rd grade.
The Constitution only changes- count them with me- ONE WAY!!! Read Article V.
It doesn't not change because of social whims. The founders made the Amendment process VERY difficult and time consuming to prevent social trends from becoming the LAW. They wanted to ensure things were well thought out and studied.
What we have today are activist judges who circumvent that Constitutional protection and rewrite the Constitution into their own image to fit with social trends and their personal bias. Just look at Obama Care- we have the SCOTUS ruling it Constitutional- how you ask? By calling it a "TAX" a term that was NOWHERE to be found in the bill, a term that Obama spend MONTH'S claiming it WASN'T.
And then we have idiots like you who pat them on the back, nodding your heads like little sheep then walking off to slaughter. Fact is, liberal progressives don't give a damn about the Constitution, they see it as a road block to their Utopia.
No you idiot, it is a STATE issue because that is what the lower court ruled when they tossed DOMA as unconstitutional. A ruling I happen to agree with and hope the SCOTUS upholds.
The Loving case has nothing to do with the current issue. In Loving you have race determining qualification, something strictly forbidden by the essence of the 14th Amendment. The SCOTUS was VERY clear on this reasoning, they practically put it in crayon. You would know this if you actually read the decision, but I assume like everything else you haven't. You simply heard someone else say- Look Loving supports SSM, and you repeat it like the good little sheep that you are with not even the slightest idea why.
Again, you are injecting personal opinion and bias into a discussion where I was simply stating the facts.
BTW, there was a LOT of opposition to the Declaration of Independence and our subsequent Secession. Also something you would know if you spent a little more time at the library and a little less on the internet.
I happen to believe that the Constitution is a living document that is dynamic. It is open to interpretation depending on the time and culture of our country.
I'm hardly alone in my beliefs.
You try to look at the Constitution through the eyes of the founding fathers. You can't do that with a 21st century mindset.
The fact of the matter is that much of this country's recent focus has been on equality. For decades we have focused on racial equality, gender equality, and equality for the disabled.
We now recognize inequality when we see it.
It's ridiculous to go through a long and arduous process in order to provide equal rights to other minorities. Why should minorities wait until the majority decides their fate?
You may think that activist judges are out of control. But as I've pointed out, who cares what you THINK.
You are one of a bit over 300,000,000 people living in this country. It's not your playpen.
If you don't like the way the country is being managed, by all means get out!
In the meantime the rest of us will work the system to get the rights that we believe we deserve NOW. We aren't going to wait decades for the rest of you to play catch-up.