Voters in Iowa tossed three Supreme Court justices yesterday for ruling in 2009 that the state Constitution allows same-sex couples to marry. The Des Moines Register notes that Iowans hadn't booted a judge since 1962, when the current system took effect.
The campaign against the justices featured the usual anti-freedom types, running on a platform that trumpets -- what else? -- freedom. Sometimes, you know, you look at a person making arguments like the one in this testimonial for Iowa for Freedom, and you just wonder how long, how long, how long.
We the people of Iowa have been challenged in regard to our freedoms.
And if activist judges can take away freedoms in regard to marriage, which we the people want to vote on in Iowa, and these activist judges have said that they are the ones that have the authority to take away our vote, that's a bunch of nonsense. They have only one reason to be a judge, and that is to abide by the Constitution of Iowa and abide by the laws of this state, and they are overreaching the state by legislating from the bench.
And if they can take marriage away from us and redefine it, they can also take other areas away from us like gun rights and property rights. . . . We only have so much land in Iowa, and once it's taken away, it can't be put back.
Because there's only so much Planet Earth to go around, we can't spare any for gay people -- hands off my vote, activist judges. That's the winning argument in Iowa these days.