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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Fear of a Pink Planet

"I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one. I think this debate is very healthy, and it's winning a lot of hearts and minds. I think we're going to show real progress."
-Sen. David Vitter, R-Louisiana, June 6, 2006

“And what is that topic that a Louisiana Senator could find so intensely vital? Rebuilding New Orleans of course!...
No, just kidding. He was talking about the need for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Sure, I know that the war is ‘important’, preventing terrorism is ‘vital’, that the economy should be ‘fixed’, and that the city of New Orleans is still primarily in ruins, but let’s look at the most important burning issue that threatens to bring down the Republic: Gay Marriage.”

“Sen. John McCain on Tuesday told the Senate that he would oppose the amendment despite his belief that ‘marriage should be reserved for the union of a man and a woman.’
‘I disagree that the current Constitutional structure provides insufficient mechanisms for ensuring that the public meaning of marriage is not tampered with by activist judges,’ the Arizona Republican said, according to prepared remarks.”
-CNN, June 6, 2006

“See? Mr. McCain, the darling of the moderate far right and those who haven’t really looked all that that intensely at his voting record, says that he is against the amendment. He also manages to say that they shouldn’t be allowed to get married and work in a reference to ‘activist judges’. He just disagrees with making the ban on gay marriage a Constitutional one. What a swell guy. Oh, and as to the ‘activist judges’? It was activist judges who made interracial marriage legal back about 100 years ago against the ‘will of the people’. Things like this were being said at the time…”

"Intermarriage between whites and blacks is repulsive and averse to every sentiment of pure American spirit. It is abhorrent and repugnant. It is subversive to social peace. It is destructive of moral supremacy, and ultimately this slavery to black beasts will bring this nation to a fatal conflict"
-Rep. Seaborn Roddenberry, 1911

“Sound familiar? You see, the problem here is that they say that the family is the basis of American society. Then they say that marriage is the basis of the family. Then they act like they have to ‘protect’ marriage in order to preserve families. I’ve got news for people. There are an awful lot of families out there that do not involve marriage. Some are gay or lesbian couples. Some are couples that for whatever reason simply never married. Some are more exotic families involving people who simply love and live with people without that ‘sex’ problem that seems to be the issue here. None of those families are wrong if they work. I will admit that marriage is the basis of many families, but it isn’t the basis of all of them. Family is bigger than marriage, and allowing people who love each other to marry will not take away from the love that is in other families.
Of course, it is an election year, so I guess we should expect this kind of idiocy.”


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