I hope y'all will forgive me for reposting in this marriage discussing a recap from the last one because I think it is important for all my conservative brethren to take a 'step back' and look at the possible consequences of NOT allowing a marriage of this type to be legalized:
Hey, all I have to say is that if homosexuals want to be as miserable as the rest of us married heterosexuals, more power to them.
But seriously, marriage is a bond of both love(a)
setting forth a couples commitment to each other.
(a) The day they are allowed to restrict my rights on who I can love is the day Orwell's vision of the future is here.
(b) Once they are allowed to restrict fair and EQUAL access to the law of this country based on ANY criteria is the day that ALL of us loose the protection of those laws.
For those of you out there who feel that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to marry, ask your selves just two simple questions.
1) What kind of effect will this have on you and your life?
2) What freaking business is it of yours what two people who love each other do with their lives?
Remember also two important lessons that 'ole Fedral tries to live his life by:
Judge not, lest ye be judged.
My freedom to swing my arm ends at your nose.
I have had this argument SO many times during Republican committee meetings that I always bring throat lozenges (just in case this topic comes up)
I have ended up in screaming matches with some of my fellow Conservatives trying to pound some sense into their head (The fun ones to mess with are the Moral Majority whackos)
I tried to explain it to them that this was one of those slippery slopes that we all have to watch out for.
I mean once they allow part of the law of the land to NOT cover certain people based upon their sexual orientation, whats next?
Next thing they will disallow the legal right to vote based upon the sex of the voter.
Or maybe the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness based upon someones skin color.
Hey look, we fell right back into the 1700's and we all know just how great things were back then.
(As long as you were a free white male landowner)
I still stand firmly on the Conservative Right, but there are some issues that are just too important to walk in rank with your political brethren.