It’s been fashionable lately for US politicians to smear Romania. First, it was Rudolf Giuliani who smeared Romania when meddling in the very serious allegations of high level political corruption in Romania, taking the side of the corrupt politicians. His comments were an unnecessary and irresponsible meddling which spawned a very vitriolic article in the New York Times which labeled Romania „one of the most corrupt countries in the European Union.” This hurt and it will take a while to recover.
Then, just a few days ago, Senator Joe Biden, a sore loser, jumped on the band wagon venturing an opinion on the upcoming constitutional referendum in Romania to define marriage in Romania’s Constitution as the union between a man and a woman. He called the 3 million Romanian citizens who signed a petition in support of the amendment „narrow minded.”
Regretfully, Senator Biden tends to influence when he speaks. His comments roiled Romania and made the front pages of the newspapers. But what the public outside of the United States, and particularly in Romania, does not know is the ugly side of this infantile politician who would do well to retire and call it quits. He’s done enough damage already. Little know, for instance, is the fact that when he was Vice President under the Obama Administration he swam naked in the presence of female federal agents to their shame and embarrassment. They had no choice but watch his wrinkled, naked body to ensure his safety.
And now, this man who has no respect for women claims that the rest of us are „narrow minded,” „full of hate,” and undeserving to exercise our constitutional rights. Mr. Biden would do well to mind the words that the late Justice Scalia uttered in his dissenting opinion in the Obergefell decision of 2015: the authority to decide the fate of same sex marriage resides with the people of the United States, not the courts or politicians. The same is true for the citizens of Romania.
Mr. Biden: get used to democracy and accept that we the people must have the last word when it comes to the most important institution in human history: marriage and family. Without it you would not have been born.