Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama on Board with Gay Marriage... Now, Lets Move On... Please

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


Upon hearing President Obama has finally "evolved" into supporting "gay marriage" I was cranked to do a critical post on how he is the "typical leftist" hypocrite. Especially in light of his prior position (2008 campaign) not supporting "gay marriage."

As I found myself reflecting on my own views on this nettlesome issue I realized three things; 1) my views are not that different than the Presidents, 2)they are based on the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, and 3) that this nation has by far more pressing things to work on than the issue of "gay marriage."

In light of the above considerations there is little I can add. Other than to say any time wasted on this issue, and we all know the socons are revving their engines as I type, is exactly that, a gargantuan waste of time and energy. What we need to focus on is getting our house in order.

Focusing on fiscal responsibility and accountability should be our foremost goal. Deficit reduction through defense spending cuts, reforming entitlement programs, reducing government waste (excess), rewriting and simplifying the tax code, and scaling back foreign aid (welfare) to name just a few. The issue of same sex relationships is nothing more than a diversion from real and dangerous issues. Homosexuality has been around since recorded history, and likely longer. The existence of homosexuals has not caused the collapse of human civilization, and by simply treating them as equals in society under the law will not cause a collapse either.

Via: Memeorandum

8 comments:

  1. "The issue of same sex relationships is nothing more than a diversion from real and dangerous issues. Homosexuality has been around since recorded history, and likely longer." --RN

    I'm rather astonished at your casual dismissal of this civil rights issue. Allow me to do this little exercise:

    The issue of civil rights and voting rights for African-Americans is nothing more than a diversion from real and dangerous issues. African Americans have been around since the founding of this country, and likely longer. The existence of African Americans has not caused the collapse of human civilization, and by simply treating them as equals in society under the law will not cause a collapse either."

    Your irritation over the focus on this civil rights issue is puzzling. What can be more important in this country that supposedly values freedom and justice for all than extending those values to everyone? This decision by the president to come out in favor of marriage for everyone is monumental. That you seem to take this as nothing more than kerfluffle in the advancement of liberty to our gay and lesbian citizens is truly amazing and disappointing.

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  2. This was a political move designed to crank up his demoralized debate.

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  3. I don't know where SF got his education, but I do know that if he was taught that 84% approval by a group meant that group was "demoralized," then whomever his instructors were, they were woefully ignorant, they did SF a terrible disservice.

    From Gallup:

    Obama's Rating Climbing Most Among Independents

    In April, Obama averaged 84% approval among Democrats, 43% among independents, and 12% among Republicans.

    Compared with last August, when his monthly approval rating was 41%, his ratings are up among all groups, but more so among independents (eight percentage points) and Democrats (seven points) than Republicans (three points).

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  4. As a rational thinker, you know issues come up at the most unexpected time. Biden is famous for bringing up issues, that are not related to the problems at hand. No matter, the president is now on record, and it is an example of the country acknowledging another lack in rights not given, for no reason than discrimination. So even though the president has done something you agree with, you chastise him for motives you have no proof of, except in your mind. A good has been done, your reaction is not rational.

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  5. Shaw & Anon... You've both just valided my point to the truly rational. Than You, I am forever indebted for your insight.

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  6. The more that I fully examine what Mr. Obama actually uttered, the less impressed that I am. I mean, he basically said that he was for it but that the states should ultimately decide upon it. That's not courageous! It's political-speak.

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    1. Yes, but being one who sees value in state's rights I happen to not have a issue with this.

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  7. Marriage (whatever kind) should not be a government issue at all. It is a religious ceremony, that government stuck its nose into (and should not have). But since the law gives rights to married (hetro) people it does not give to single, or same sex unions, the argument (marriage is not just hetro) is a good one. States rights do not give the "equal rights" the Constitution promises. Whatever is decided, the right should be equal around the country. This issue was decided by a Civil War. Slavery was illegal no matter which State one lived in.

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