Monday, July 19, 2010

Massa Dreher.

Rod Dreher asks what he obvious thinks is a profound, unanswerable question:

This is what haunts me when I think about what if I had grown up under segregation: what would I, a white person, have done?

Yes, what would this harmless, god-fearing, chicken-owning fellow do? Well, for an idea of how Dreher treats a minority group of which he is not a part, look at this headline in the wake of last year's California Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage:

Democracy wins in California gay marriage dispute

"Whatever you think of Prop 8, I don't see how you can disagree with the decision of the California Supreme Court to uphold it," Dreher intoned. "For a court to have nullified a constitutional amendment ratified by a popular vote, and to have done so on a legal technicality, would have been a terrible thing for the democratic process, and the system's legitimacy. ...

"It's dangerous," continued Dreher, "to believe that [a] fundamental right should be taken away from a sovereign people because you don't like the decision the people have made."

That oughta give you some idea of what the Dreher plantation would have been like prior to Brown v. Board of Education.

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