"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wrong issue

This article describes a divorce fight working its way through the courts.  The article is framed in terms of the interests of mothers, fathers, and equal protection.

Those who want fairness in family law currently need to fight for their ideas in the legislatures of each of 50 states.  There may well be unfairness in the current state laws, but the "easy path" to fixing this via the US Supreme Court leaves us with federalized family law.

Whatever the merits of changes to family law, this extension of Federal power would be a huge price to pay.

Our founders limited Federal power for a reason, and one was to maintain 50 "laboratories" for the sorts of laws that are almost impossible to get "right".  Let's not scuttle the constitution in order to correct an injustice.

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