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02/24/2004 Archived Entry: "Political Post"
As promised, a political post.
As a concession to those of our readers who really don't give a flying rat's ass what I think on issues (or just in general), we have placed it behind the cut.
Ok, I'm going to talk about something that seems to be quite controversial in the news today. Same-sex marriages.
Now, honestly speaking, this is an issue that impacts me not at all, since contrary to popular belief, I am not gay. However, the fact that people in today's world are so intolerant of someone simply because they choose to live a different lifestyle disgusts me.
I have yet to find a position against gay marriage that actually makes SENSE. Could someone please find me one that does? We have geniuses saying that "oh, God said that marriage was supposed to be between a man and a woman." Ok, first off...in this country, we don't pass laws because "God said so"...sure, there are much worse motivations for passing a law, but that can't be our motivation because not everyone holds the same beliefs about God and He doesn't want belief in Him forced onto others (something most modern day Christians forget, which is sad).
Secondly, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? Marriage is a public celebration of one person's love for another and the desire for those two people to share their lives fully for as long as they both shall live. If you get married with any other purposes in mind, then you're an idiot and you're also not really married in the "pure" sense, because that is the ONLY reason two people should EVER get married.
The most ludicrious statements are the ones saying that it will tear apart society. I really want to get a hold of the crack those guys are smoking...it's obviously high grade stuff. So you think because they can't get married, they'll suddenly decide they like the other gender? Are you fucking retarded? I realize most of you had mommy and/or daddy abandon you (at least one of the most vocal anti-gay marriage leaders did), but that has nothing AT ALL to do with gay marriage. If anything, that's because YOU FUCKERS are so intolerant that your parent was SCARED TO BE WHO THEY WERE and then YOU INTOLERANT ASSHOLES forced the entire situation to occur. Had they been able to be open about who they were, they never would have gotten married, would have never had to deal with the "Oh my God, I'm living as someone I'm not" situation and never would have walked out on their child. Sure, the child would not have been born either, but they also wouldn't have been traumatized and then grown up to be the GIGANTIC FUCKTARD adults they are today. All around, a more open society would seem to be less stupid...of course, if these are the people representing two-thirds of the opinions in this country, it'd be kind of hard to find a dumber society.
As you may or may not know, Massechusets recently allowed for marriages between gay couples because they realized it is very much like the African-American struggles of the 1960s. Gays are being forced into a second-class status because of a belief...it'd be the same as saying that a Muslim can't get a driver's license. They are both WRONG. Discrimination of any kind, even positive (like Affirmative Action), is WRONG. People should be judged by who they are, which is NOT equal to what they do/believe/look like/sound like/smell like.
I also love the idiots who are saying "Oh, well...it's dumb because they'll get married in MA and not be married anywhere else". Um...really, this is pathetic. This is beyond sad...that the education system of this country has failed THAT BADLY that this is in a major publication without question. It stuns me. For those who have no idea what I'm referring to, and apparently many people don't, I direct your attention to the following text:
"Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof."
For those who STILL don't recognize it, that'd be Article IV, Section 1 of the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. It says if I have a VA driver's license, it's just as good as having a PA or NC or WV or CA or NY license. Guess what! If I have a MA marriage license....OTHER STATES ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HONOR IT AS SUCH EVEN IF IT'S NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN LAWS. Clinton's "Defense of Marriage Act" would be struck down as unconstitutional as well since NO WHERE in the Constitution is the federal government given the ability to regulate marriage. For those further ignorant of the framework of all of our laws:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."
So that clearly says that unless the Consitution says they can define what marriage is, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GETS TO SAY JACK SHIT ABOUT IT. Since no article or amendment gives the federal government that right...guess what! It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND AN ILLEGAL LAW. Sure, if they pass an amendment then it isn't, but they haven't done that yet.
I'm waiting for May 17th (the day when gay marriages become legal in MA)...and I want to see a gay couple move out of MA and into a state where it's not legal and I just want to watch the Supreme Court have fun with this one.
It's really pathetic how ignorant the average American is...not only about tolerance, but about their own country.
Replies: 2 Witch Burnings
UMmmmmm.....is Virginia still a Commenwealth? OR did it petition to become a state? BTW....it's not about Tolerance.....it's all about acceptance :) And Yeah.....I even accept you.
Posted by Bearclaw @ 02/24/2004 11:48 PM EST
State in the constitution refers to commonwealths, states and whetever else they want to be called. In terms of the US, they're all states. You have to be a tolerant person before you can accept things, so if you're intolerant you won't ever accept. Baby steps...
Posted by Krin @ 02/25/2004 11:07 AM EST