I know what it is like to lose. I am a member of the super minority in the Utah legislature. For many Utahns, the recent court decision on gay marriage has been troubling. But, I ask you to look into the faces of those 700 new Utah families. Into the eyes of their children who now have the stability of two legally married parents. How can that be bad for Utah? For America?
Despite flaws, our grand American 237-year experiment in government is the most perfect governing system ever devised by the mind of man. In many countries, the final arbiter of law is not nine orderly senior folks dressed in black robes. It is the biggest gun or the whim of the dictator who is "the court of last resort."
While I may vehemently disagree with some court decisions (Gore v. Bush, for example), I realize that decisions have to be made. It is impossible to govern 320 million people, be fair and make everyone happy with every decision. My occasional disagreement with the courts is a small price to pay for a time-tested system that over all does a good job of deciding the final rules for a country as vast and diverse as the United States. Sometimes only one vote decides. But that is what the founders envisioned, and, frankly, it works.