The Associated Press has a story on the Mass. Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision which claims that Massachusetts isn’t really liberal.
Massachusetts has a large Roman Catholic population with an archdiocese that has historically been a strong influence at the Statehouse. And lawmakers who represent blue-collar, Catholic, urban neighborhoods have tended to reflect the social conservatism of their constituents.
Who are they kidding? Do any of these people live in this state? Or maybe they are recognizing something I’ve been trying to say—that much of the social engineering liberalism we are subjected to is imposed upon a generally socially conservative population by a liberal oligarchy that knows that the people are generally malleable sheep. Hmmm.
The fact is that the Catholicism of fifty percent of the state’s population is mostly limited to Christmas and Easter Mass attendance and the famed, but mythical, Catholic guilt they claim to bear. And even those Catholics who claim to be devout and pro-life don’t exhibit it in their political preferences. In the last election, the majority of self-identified pro-life Catholics voted for Ted Kennedy, ignoring Phil Lawler who was a solidly pro-life Catholic candidate. And these were self-idenfitied pro-lifers.