Lonegan Reacts to DOMA Decision

Lonegan Reacts to DOMA Decision

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Steve LoneganSteve Lonegan issued the following statement today, Save Jerseyans, reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor:

Today’s decision is the unfortunate result of an activist, liberal court that has little respect for the Constitution and our nation’s founding principles. While I believe government should not be in the business of marriage, it is not the Supreme Court’s responsibility to make that decision. Laws should be made by legislatures, not by unelected judges. To do so is a usurpation of our democratic tradition at the heart of this country’s founding.”

I’ve only given the decision a cursory read at this point (click here); I’ll write a more in-depth post at a later date. BUT, in fairness to Steve, it wouldn’t be the first time in American History that the U.S. Supreme Court (or the feds in general) arrived at the right conclusion via the wrong way. I share the libertarian belief that government should “get out” of marriage. Did the Supremes’ decision do more harm than good in the process? To be continued…

11 thoughts on “Lonegan Reacts to DOMA Decision

  1. While I believe government should not be in the business of marriage, it is not the Supreme Court’s responsibility to make that decision –
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    he should have stopped there

    the same people who called the SCOTUS racist yesterday for adhering to states rights are cheering today for the abolition of state's rights to determine what legally defines marriage

    seems that many are for small government, unless it's their issue, then they want their viewpoint rammed down your throat

  2. Jeremy Marcus, that sounds like liberal hypocrisy to me. When liberals want something, they force the government to intrude on the rights of everyone else, and force them to think like them. When liberals don't like something, they force the government to ban it outright. It's a mental disease, ya know!

  3. Typical Steve Lonegan misunderstanding the issues and the ruling, which had nothing to do with same sex marriage and everything to do with restraining the federal government from interfering in matters the Constitution leaves to the states. Every time he opens his mouth his numbers tank. Even those who may agree on a policy basis find him a boring blowhard who needs to leave the public stage ASAP. Talk about adding to global warming!

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