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UPDATED – Using the acronym RINO to describe establishment Republicans has become passé, and I have tried not to use it lately. Anyway, it’s kind of a misnomer since Republicans have never been as conservative as we conservatives would like to believe.
Well, you’ll have to excuse me.
I’m not a big fan of the liberal TPM website but they have a point on this one, even if they don’t realize it:
During a “Fox News Sunday” debate on same-sex marriage, host Chris Wallace and Ted Olson, a Republican lawyer and gay marriage advocate, teamed up to press Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on his fierce opposition to marriage equality.
“Marriage is not to affirm adults, it’s for the protection of children,” Perkins argued at the beginning of the discussion. “And if love is the only factor, where do you draw the boundaries?”
Perkins continued to harp on the “natural established boundaries for marriage.”
“What are you suggesting? That there’s going to by polygamy, that people are going to be marrying their aunt, their pets?” Wallace asked.
“I didn’t say that,” Perkins responded, again bringing up “boundaries.”
“Alright, you and your wife live happily in this house. There’s a same-sex couple living here. What’s the damage to you?” Wallace then asked.
Perkins replied by bringing up wedding vendors put out of business by refusing to serve gay couples.
“It’s a different issue,” Wallace retorted. [If you must]
I went with the actual Fox video for the debate:
Of course Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is fighting a losing battle. Thanks to hundreds of biased news outlets, and dozens of establishment Republicans like Dick Cheney and Rob Portman joining liberals, same-sex marriage is all but a done deal.
But the shallowness of Olson’s argument, aided by the finger-curling tea drinker Wallace, is mind bending. One has to wonder if Olson’s late-wife Barbara Olson, who died as a Flt. 77 passenger on 9-11, isn’t spinning in her grave.
“Court-after-court has ruled,” Ted Olson hammered home to Perkins, again and again. The courts, historically, after all, being the infallible arbiter of all things just, moral and ethical.
Let’s take an arbitrary look at a few of the Court’s other unimpeachable rulings throughout our short history:
Dred Scott (1857): Which upheld the Fugitive Slave Act. (Olson’s linking Dred to gay rights would be laughable were it not so mindlessly accepted by Republican elitists.)
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896): Ruling that separate black and white drinking fountains and facilities were constitutional.
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965): Which created a vague new “Right to Privacy” that exists nowhere in our constitution and opened the door to Row v. Wade.
Kelo v. New London (2005): Essentially gave the government the right to seize private property for any purpose whatsoever. Beyond the original New London decision, this obvious breach of the Fifth Amendment allowed a city in So. California to take a church’s land and sell it to Costco.
Korematsu v. U.S. (1944): Upheld Executive Order 9066: FDR’s internment of Japanese Americans during WWII without due process. Note: Much of the property owned by these U.S. citizens was seized for back taxes and resold to Americans without funny-looking eyes.
Roe v. Wade (1973): We all know about this cornerstone of judicial infallibility: 50 million babies and counting have been ripped from wombs by monsters like Kermit Gosnell.
So, yes, Ted Olsen and Chris Wallace, the Court has ruled.
And Divine Providence will judge.
File Under: RINO-Plasty
UPDATE: Wouldn’t you know it? I post this article on Twitter and someone immediately retweets it with, “That’s right, send all the homos to Syria!” If that is what you have taken away from my essay, you are a moron. Although I disagree with the gay lifestyle, my argument is strictly constitutional. While I do not believe gays have special rights as a minority people group, this is America, and as adult Americans they have every right to legally practice their deviant lifestyle.
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