July 14, 2004

Bush Dealt Heavy Blow In Gay Marriage

Senate Blocks Bush Move to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

President Bush on Wednesday failed in his attempt to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage when a divided U.S. Senate blocked the measure, virtually killing it for at least this election year.

Owch, Dubya. Let’s look at what G.W. said way back when on the issue.

On a matter of such importance, the voice of the people must be heard […]

Well, Mr. Preznit, were you listening? Keep listening, because another important matter is who we choose for our president. In closing:

“We all know what this issue is about,” declared Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat. “It’s not about how to protect the sanctity of marriage. It’s about politics — an attempt to drive a wedge between one group of citizens and the rest of the country, solely for partisan advantage.”

Posted by James at July 14, 2004 4:08 PM
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Let's have some fun with words, shall we?

I want you all to pretend you're on Planet 1950 and the topic at hand is white supremacy. As you read the passage below, I want you to substitute "marriage" with "white supremacy" or "the dominance of the white race." Ready? Go!

"I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance," said Sen. Rick Santorum, a leader in the fight to approve the measure. "Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"

The point of my exercise here is to show how outdated and foolish this entire enterprise will seem with the clarity of hindsight. Imagine if we had amended the Constitution of the United States not just to make white dominance legal, but to make it THE STANDARD OF LAW. Enshrining racism in the governing document of this country would have been a hideous act. The lesson here is the same. The Constitution is not a document that we amend to exclude citizens from rights and privileges. Anyone out there remember the 19th amendment? It's the one that guarantees women the right to vote. How about the 13th, which abolished slavery?

These are wrongs redressed by amending the Constitution; that's the process flow, not the other way around.

Mr. Santorum, this is a silly topic over which to get your undies in a bunch. Take an Alka Seltzer and have a seat.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 14, 2004 5:00 PM

Ok, ewwwwwwww! I did not need to know that, James. That sounds like knowledge that should be imparted by our friend "Dirty Sanchez" McNally.

Posted by: briwei at July 14, 2004 9:15 PM

The #1 hit for a Google search on "santorum" is www.spreadingsantorum.com.

Yowza!

Posted by: Patti M. at July 15, 2004 12:05 PM

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