My two cents worth on the gay marriage amendment? Using the consitution to restrict a person's rights goes against the "original intent" of the framers. Hey Scalia, take that duck and stick it up your ass! To wit:
"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."
Note the use of the word "only." I could not find the use of this word in any one of the amendments to the constitution. Not in the bill of rights, nor in the amendments passed since. Constitutions written in a way that does not take the long view and allow for changes in social mores fail. Ours has lasted this long because it has not. Agree?
In fact, when I searched the entire constitution for the word, I "only" found it this one time, in Article III, section 3:
Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
And in this context, the word "only" is not used as an abridgement of a person's rights, but a restriction on the definition by which the government can prosecute someone for treason. These motherfuckers like to set precedents in this country, don't they? What is all this talk about complaining of "activist judges?" These pricks are the most activist of all.
The thing that bothers me about this the most is that Bush & Co. know they can't get it ratified, but they DO know that people are gonna ask Kerry about it. And what do you suppose Kerry will do? I hope he comes out strong on this one, because if he waffles, this is going to be a long campaign. I am so sick of this holy roller bullshit. And I'm not even Gay! AND I'm married!
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