Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Assault on basic freedoms, cloaked in 'protective' language

"Clarity is needed" on the issue of same-sex marriage, according to the President.

So he tosses up a nice, easily argued political football to distract us from the death and dismemberment in Iraq. That's fine, I suppose. We get what we pay for, as a country, and on a certain level, I suppose I ought to thank him for living up to my every expectation.

But to gum up our Constitution. To use a formal process to tighten and restrict liberty - well, I never thought I'd say with any measure of seriousness that it might be worth it to move away . . . but maybe it is. I'm not sure where it's any better. But right now, my homeland is a homophobic, scared, bully with no friends. And she's so much better than that. I believe in everything America can be, and that's what keeps me here. But don't do this, America, don't muck things up so badly.

Protect marriage? Stop cheating on your opposite sex spouses. Stop divorcing, separating getting married because you're pregnant, getting married for the money, getting married for a thousand bad reasons. Protect marriage?

I just don't get it.

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