Then and now

February 8, 2012

“Today, unelected judges cast aside the will of the people of California who voted to protect traditional marriage. … I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and, as president, I will protect traditional marriage and appoint judges who interpret the Constitution as it is written and not according to their own politics and prejudices.” – Mitt Romney on Proposition 8, yesterday

“We regard the decisions of the Supreme Court in the school cases as a clear abuse of judicial power. It climaxes a trend in the Federal Judiciary undertaking to legislate, in derogation of the authority of Congress, and to encroach upon the reserved rights of the States and the people.” – Southern Manfesto re: Brown vs. Board, 1956

“[Integration] will destroy our race eventually… In one northern city, a pastor friend of mine tells me that a couple of opposite race live next door to his church as man and wife.” – Rev. Jerry Falwell, 1958