Adrienne Vernell Hughes, Freelance Paralegal
What's fascinating about the law is who gets to make the law, who gets to enforce the law, who gets to interpret the law and how the law can be applied to any given point of view...
All of our country's legislation usually begin with an intense, yet invigorating discussion on the most controversial subjects facing our society - at that time... The just of the conversation revolves around (1) whether a new law to legitimatize the actions of some and not others should be implemented; (2) whether the law would be supported; and (3) reasons for supporting the law "yay" or "nay". After several minutes or hours of friendly banter, opinions (just as all opinions) are based solely on emotions, feelings, and own life experiences. While there is some understanding, agreement and sympathy shared on several issues, the wall the blocks the passage is why the law should be justified for some and not others. So, arguments to support "yea" or "nay" begin to stir new arguments.
In the end, the only logical way to resolve the issue is to look at it from a legal point of view. Why take this approach? All laws begin as an idea and that idea can only become law via the legislative process governed by the Legislative Branch (Congress). Congress consists of the Senate and House of Representatives, and Congress makes all laws! And, Congress members are elected by whom? Yes, they're elected by the people!
So, to answer the questions presented, no law will pass having not gone through the legislative process. Until it has been presented and gone through this process, it will continue to be just a wish or an idea. While I don't believe it will come anytime some, I do believe that this issue having gone through the legislative process, will inevitably become the law. When the appropriate time presents itself, I will support the legislators and citizens that best represent my own moral values and beliefs. My choice is solely based on the fact that we live in a country whether directly or indirectly the supreme power to elect officials and make laws is vested, governed, and represented by the people. Come win or lose, I have a voice!
"i diligunt legem"
"i diligunt legem" is the Latin phrase for "I Love the Law." This blog is created out of my love for the law and my desire to give back to my community.