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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:00 pm

We, like most Americans, recognize the U.S. Supreme Court as the ruler of the law in this country. That fact is not always recognized by lawmakers and the executive branch.

We also recognize that the Supreme Court justices are like the rest of us — members who harbor some prejudices. Sometimes justices permit their biases to get in the way of interpretations of the Constitution. And, we all know, that the justices are not completely free from political influences. In other words, they can lean when in the winds of politics. Of course, judges will never admit that.

We’re getting a stomach full of media coverage on gay marriage issues before the U.S. Supreme Court. The liberal media is bombarding us with the New Morality that sanctions gay marriage and wants it on the same footings as marriage between man and woman. The court will rule on a couple of cases that were argued the past week before the court. No rulings are expected until the summer. To call the cases controversial is to put it mildly. It is somewhat ironic that the cases were argued during Holy Week.

Some of the Democrats from President Obama on down, including Sen. Claire McCaskill, have changed their minds on gay marriage. Could it be they felt the winds of politics and dropped their earlier positions in opposition because of that. Many people believe that is the case.

Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules, and it will be a split decision, the justices can’t and won’t change how people feel about this issue. We will be forced to obey the law, but the justices don’t have the power to change people’s minds. No way! People of the Old Morality aren’t going to bend on this issue. And, the New Morality, mostly younger people, aren’t going to change how they feel.

We agree with what columnist Pat Buchanan says on this page: “What might be called the Old Morality — that abortion is the killing of an unborn child, an abomination, that homosexuality is unnatural and immoral — has been relegated by scores of millions, especially among the young, to the dark ages of the 20th century. Americans who adhere to this traditional morality, rooted in Christian tradition and Biblical truth, are culturally outgunned and may now be outnumbered. They may have lost America for good.”

What a sad commentary on the state of affairs in this country!

This New Morality could be called the Anything Goes Morality, which isn’t bound by any of the traditional values.

/opinion