What is the deal with all the midnight voting going on in politics lately?
First it was the health care bill being passed in the middle of the night on a Sunday. Definitely not normal business hours. And now it’s the state of New York.
The middle of the night is not when upstanding citizens do their jobs. It’s when criminals get together to plan stage coach robberies.
If you can’t do it during the day, if you have to hide it in the dark of the night, then you must not be proud of what you are doing.
From the New York State Catholic Conference about the shenanigans going on in the New York Senate this week:
“The Bishops of New York State oppose in the strongest possible terms any attempt to redefine the sacred institution of marriage. … Marriage has always been, is now, and always will be the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, life-giving union. Government does not have the authority to change this most basic of truths.”
I was supposed to turn in an assignment this week for my constitution class at the community college about the paradigm of same-sex marriage and what both sides are saying. I took a zero. There is no argument here. Changing political climate does not change eternal truths.
And if the politicians have to keep doing things in the middle of the night like they’re doing, maybe they should rethink some things.