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Statement by the President on Marriage (MUST READ -- Dean/Kerry/Clark Statements Follow)
The White House ^ | Nov 18, 2003 | President Bush

Posted on 11/18/2003 3:02:45 PM PST by PhiKapMom

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To: PhiKapMom
we must also reach out to those individuals who will try to exploit this decision to further divide our nation, and ask them to refrain from that effort."

"IOW, trample the oppositions freedom of speech and right to disagree straight into the ground!"

Prairie

41 posted on 11/18/2003 3:34:13 PM PST by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WWII veteran always said that America's best ally was...Britain. He was right.)
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To: PhiKapMom
I will oppose any attempts by the right wing to change the Constitution in response to today's ruling, which would be unnecessary and divisive."

Leiberman takes it a step further...

Prairie

42 posted on 11/18/2003 3:35:36 PM PST by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WWII veteran always said that America's best ally was...Britain. He was right.)
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To: PhiKapMom
If you truly believe that marriage is a sacred institution, and are using "sacred" in the sense of religious (rather than just "worthy of respect") then it follows that:

a) the government should not issue marriage licenses--that is unwarranted meddling in religion.
b) any "marriage" performed at the county courthouse without benefit of clergy is null and void.
c) there should be no such thing as legal marriage between two atheists.
d) there should be no such thing as legal marriage, period, since it is a matter of religion rather than secular law.

You may respond, "Yes, but marriage has such a clear positive effect for society that it is reasonable to give it legal acknowledgment and benefits." If that is the case, then, certainly, the same can be said for church attendance. Should you get legal benefits for that as well?
43 posted on 11/18/2003 3:35:58 PM PST by jde1953
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To: onyx; PhiKapMom
The lines are being drawn. I believe that a majority of the moderate voters will vote Republican in 2004, and many will become Republicans during this upcoming election.

The Rats stand for slavery, deaths of unborn babies, they love and protect people like Soddomite and hate a man like GW. They want to repeal our tax cuts to pay for more perversion.

Many Americans will recognize what Anne Coulter has said about the rats to be true. They are traitors.

Before this is over, Gray Davis may be the lucky rat to be out of the firestorm that is coming. A lot of rats in office are looking a Gray Davis and wondering when the voter lightening will strike them.

Last but not least, the rats being controlled by Soros will not go over very well with a lot of Americans.
44 posted on 11/18/2003 3:36:06 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: PhiKapMom
"While I continue to oppose gay marriage, I believe that today’s decision calls on the Massachusetts state legislature to take action to ensure equal protection for gay couples."

WOW! Is that like saying I support the war against Iraq but call for us to take actions to arm the iraqis to defend themselves?


Patriot Paradox

45 posted on 11/18/2003 3:36:51 PM PST by sonsofliberty2000 (Al Jazeera? Al Sharpton? Al Gore? Al the same!)
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To: NutCrackerBoy
Thank you, Mr. Governor. I voted for this man

So did I, and I'm glad to see him come out against the ruling!

46 posted on 11/18/2003 3:37:55 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: William McKinley
Do you mean the Red Neck Gay Metro Sexual Confederate Voter is what Metro Sexual Howie is targeting.
47 posted on 11/18/2003 3:38:15 PM PST by Grampa Dave (George Soros, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Grampa Dave
which would be unnecessary and divisive."

Old Joe has laid out the spin, the dims will use in their defense of the undefensible.

We should ride this horse for all it's worth.!

48 posted on 11/18/2003 3:40:31 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: PhiKapMom
The Rats are really serving themselves up on a platter on this one. Lieberman is right about one thing - it is a divisive issue. It divides the country. Unfortunately for the rats it divides the country 60/40 for us - even higher if the wording is purely "gay marriage" and not civil unions or recognition. If Republicans had balls, brains, or a half measur eof either they would get behind the constitutional amendment and make it the defining issue of the next election. The last of the Southern Democrats would be finished, we would make inroads among African Americans, and Hispanics (who have large constituencies who aren't keen on gay marriage.), and a few of 2000 light blue states would turn red. It could result in conservative victories at all levels of government.
49 posted on 11/18/2003 3:41:58 PM PST by azcap
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To: PhiKapMom
BAH! Why can't these politicians actually have the guts to insist upon the separation of powers that is constitutionally guaranteed?

The court has no business using civil rights idealogy to overturn a matter of choice.. The legislature and executive branches are the only ones who can settle such a matter.

A shame he didn't take the opportunity to denouce judicial activism and fiats from the bench.
50 posted on 11/18/2003 3:42:17 PM PST by kingu (Judges are supposed to interpret law, not make it.)
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To: PhiKapMom
After reading the several responses above from Dean, Kerry, Kennedy, Lieberman, et. al., I am struck by the fact that the Left suddenly believes in states rights! What a bunch of flaming hypocrites.
51 posted on 11/18/2003 3:42:24 PM PST by Wolfstar (An angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.)
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To: PhiKapMom
That's nice. Now he should stop taking donations from the Log Cabin Republicans.
52 posted on 11/18/2003 3:42:48 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: pollywog
I hope the Demo candidates carress and applaud the Minn. Supremes!!

Just for the record, it was Massachusetts. I am sure that's what you meant, but yes, you have the right idea.

Give them enough rope to hang themselves.

53 posted on 11/18/2003 3:43:00 PM PST by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: ArGee
How come states have the right to decide this issue, but they don't have the right to enact laws when it comes to sexual behavior? Democrats hailed the SCOTUS Texas decision yet they are using the "states rights" argument here? Not that I support laws that regulate sexual behavior between consenting adults, just seems like a pretty huge cop-out on the part of Democrats to say this.
54 posted on 11/18/2003 3:43:22 PM PST by ShandaLear
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To: PhiKapMom
Marriage can only be between a man and a woman ~ Period!
55 posted on 11/18/2003 3:44:44 PM PST by blackie
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To: mhking
"It's wrong for any state to discriminate against gays and lesbians by denying them the many benefits and protections that the laws of the state provide for married couples," Kennedy said.

Why is he using that word: "wrong"? What does Kennedy know about "right" and "wrong"? How can he say something's wrong if not the blasphemy of gay "marriage"?

56 posted on 11/18/2003 3:45:17 PM PST by Theo
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To: PhiKapMom
Clark has no clue. It will not be up to each state. If mass adopts homosexual marriage, full faith and credit will force it to be recognized in each state. ONLY the federal marriage amendment will prevent this.

(does this mean that Mass. now has to recognize Moslem marriages with up to four wives?)
57 posted on 11/18/2003 3:45:25 PM PST by longtermmemmory
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To: B Knotts
It is the traditional family that is the basis for our entire culture and society

You are correct-it is the basis for our entire culture and society. Now, down to business:

Traditional marriage has 3 elements:

1) It is permanent (no divorce)

2) It is sexually exclusive (adultery is a felony)

3) It is between a man and at least one woman.

Which of these does your amendment restore?

58 posted on 11/18/2003 3:45:31 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jorge
I cannot feature anyone voting for Dean that is the least bit conservative but I can sure see every last person that leans conservative (even a little) voting against him and for President Bush.
59 posted on 11/18/2003 3:47:27 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: ShandaLear
just seems like a pretty huge cop-out on the part of Democrats to say this.

The DemoCOPOUT party?

Works for me.

Shalom.

60 posted on 11/18/2003 3:47:33 PM PST by ArGee (Would human clones work better than computers? Both would be man-made.)
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