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Massachusetts Court Abolishes Capitalism ... Ann Coulter
World Net Daily ^ | 26 Nov 2003 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 11/26/2003 4:17:57 PM PST by Rummyfan

Massachusetts Supreme Court abolishes capitalism!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 26, 2003 7:00 p.m. Eastern

© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court discovered that the state constitution – written in 1780 – requires the state to allow gay marriages. The court gave the legislature six months to rewrite the law to comply with the heretofore unnoticed gay marriage provision in a 223-year-old constitution, leaving countless gay couples a scant six months to select a silverware pattern. Out of respect for my gay male readers, I'll resist the temptation to characterize this ruling as "shoving gay marriage down our throats."

The Massachusetts Constitution was written by John Adams, who was quite religious. It is the most explicitly Christian document since the New Testament, with lots of references to "the great Legislator of the universe." Adams certainly would have been astonished to discover that the constitution he wrote provided for gay marriage – though one can see how a reference to two men marrying might get lost among the minutiae about the common good and "duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe."

The main lesson from the court's discovery of the hidden gay-marriage clause is that these judges are in the wrong job. If they can find a right to gay marriage in the Massachusetts Constitution – never before detected by any human being – we need to get them looking for Osama bin Laden. These guys can find anything!

And if we don't get Massachusetts judges out of the country soon, we could start reading headlines like: Mass. Supreme Court Abolishes Capitalism; Gives Legislature 6 months to Nationalize All Industry.

The Democratic presidential candidates reacted with glee to the court's gay-marriage ruling, relieved that they could talk about gay marriage instead of their insane ideas on national defense. But then they realized this meant they would have to talk about gay marriage.

Except for the nut candidates who always forget to lie about their positions, all the Democratic presidential candidates earnestly insist that they oppose gay marriage. They are for "civil unions" with all the legal rights of marriage. But not marriage! No sir.

As governor of Vermont, Howard Dean actually signed a bill providing for these magical "civil unions." Having already been forgiven for his remarks about the Confederate flag by both of the black people currently living in Vermont, now Dean wants to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their flower shops. But even Dean emphasized that Vermont's civil union law does not legalize gay "marriage."

And even in Ben-and-Jerryville, it took a court to force the state to recognize civil unions by discovering that right in the Vermont Constitution. (WHERE'S OSAMA?)

The big argument for "civil unions" – but not marriage! – is that gays are denied ordinary civil rights here in the American Taliban. This is where gays usually bring up the argument about all the straight couples living in "sham" marriages, but I see no point in dragging the Clintons into this.

The classic formulation was given by John Kerry in the Democratic debate earlier this week: "What we're talking about is somebody's right to be able to visit a loved one in a hospital, somebody's right to be able to pass on property, somebody's right to live equally under the state laws as other people in the country." You would think there were "Straights Only" water fountains, the way Democrats carry on so (as if any gay man would drink non-bottled water).

Apparently, health care in this country is better than we've been led to believe if so few Americans have ever been to a hospital that they think there's a guest list. In case you don't know: Gays already can visit loved ones in hospitals. They can also visit neighbors, random acquaintances and total strangers in hospitals – just like everyone else.

Gays can also pass on property to whomever they would like, including their cats. Every few years you read about some daft rich widow leaving her entire estate to a cat. It's perfectly legal. You just need to write a will. Liberals have figured out how to get abortions for 13-year-old girls without their parents' permission. But we're supposed to believe that they just can't get their heads around how a gay guy could leave property to his partner.

As for "living equally under the state laws as other people in the country," unless Kerry is referring to the precise thing he claims to oppose – gay marriage – gays do live equally under the state laws as other people in the country. There are no special speed-limit laws or trespassing laws or murder laws for gays. There is, however, some evidence of gay profiling with regard to the enforcement of fashion "don'ts."

What gays can't do is get married – something all Democrats swear up and down to oppose. Instead, the Democrats demand "civil unions" and then throw out a series of red herrings to explain why. In fact, the only difference between what the Democrats claim to support (civil unions) and what they claim to oppose (gay marriage) is the word "marriage." As John Kerry explained: "I think the term 'marriage' gets in the way of what is really being talked about here."

Republicans ought to try that: We don't support "guns" – the term "gun" gets in the way of what is really being talked about here – we want choice in personal security devices. We don't want a "ban" on partial-birth abortions; we just don't want there to be any of them. We don't support "tax cuts"; we support a "union" between people and about 60 to 70 percent of their money. We don't support "war" with Iraq; we are talking about somebody's right to be able to visit a loved one in a hospital. (Huh?)

Except the difference is: All those positions are popular with voters, so Republicans don't have to lie. The Democrats' purported opposition to gay marriage is like all their other phony policy statements that are the opposite of what they really believe.

When they're running for office, all Democrats claim to support tax cuts (for the middle class), to support gun rights (for hunters) and to "personally oppose" abortion. And then they get into office and vote to raise taxes, ban guns and allow abortions if a girl can't fit into her prom dress.

The common wisdom holds that "both parties" have to appeal to the extremes during the primary and then move to the center for the general election. To the contrary, both parties run for office as conservatives. Once they have fooled the voters and are safely in office, Republicans sometimes double-cross the voters. Democrats always do.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; goodridge; judicialtyranny; samesexmarriage
Ann Coulter bump!

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1 posted on 11/26/2003 4:17:59 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

2 posted on 11/26/2003 4:18:26 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

3 posted on 11/26/2003 4:20:28 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Rummyfan
Once they have fooled the voters and are safely in office, Republicans sometimes double-cross the voters. Democrats always do.

And therein lies the truth.

I have to admit that I love it when Ann gets her verbal gun out and puts it on auto. LOL

4 posted on 11/26/2003 4:25:36 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Rummyfan
As always another great column by Ann. Keep them coming.
5 posted on 11/26/2003 4:27:13 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Rummyfan
BTTT
6 posted on 11/26/2003 4:28:27 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Rummyfan

7 posted on 11/26/2003 4:30:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rummyfan
Thanks. I couldn't have said it better myself.

8 posted on 11/26/2003 4:30:49 PM PST by perfect stranger (No tag line today. Tag line yesterday, tag line tomorrow, but no tag line today.)
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To: Rummyfan
Having already been forgiven for his remarks about the Confederate flag by both of the black people currently living in Vermont, now Dean wants to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their flower shops.

ROTFLMAO!

9 posted on 11/26/2003 4:31:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rummyfan
Out of respect for my gay male readers, I'll resist the temptation to characterize this ruling as "shoving gay marriage down our throats."

God,I love this lady! Your humor as well!!! ;-)

10 posted on 11/26/2003 4:31:58 PM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!!)
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To: Rummyfan
As for "living equally under the state laws as other people in the country,"

Gays are, and always have been, afforded "equality before the law", as are straights. A gay person can marry any one they want, just as a straight person can, as long as they are persons of the opposite sex. In regards to marriage, there is no inequality. Both gay and straight are restricted to marry the opposite sex. The Third Sex needs to find a third way.

11 posted on 11/26/2003 4:32:32 PM PST by elbucko (My State bird, is the bird.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Nice!
12 posted on 11/26/2003 4:34:32 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to...)
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To: Rummyfan
This is where gays usually bring up the argument about all the straight couples living in "sham" marriages, but I see no point in dragging the Clintons into this.

ROFL!! Ann's getting ripe for a stand up comic run, I think!!

13 posted on 11/26/2003 4:35:06 PM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!!)
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To: Rummyfan
Ann keeps turning out the masterpieces, and then every one is chock full of lines which are masterpiece gems in their own right. Like this:

This is where gays usually bring up the argument about all the straight couples living in "sham" marriages, but I see no point in dragging the Clintons into this.

14 posted on 11/26/2003 4:36:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rummyfan
The common wisdom holds that "both parties" have to appeal to the extremes during the primary and then move to the center for the general election. To the contrary, both parties run for office as conservatives. Once they have fooled the voters and are safely in office, Republicans sometimes double-cross the voters. Democrats always do.

What a great wrap! Well, I've bought and read two of her books, guess I better find out what she wrote before or is about to release ... oops! just bought Jesse Petterson's book "SCAM" .. will have to finish that first!

God Bless you Ann! I am so glad that you are on "our" side!! Would hate to be on the receiving side of your rightious wit and right-on accusations!

15 posted on 11/26/2003 4:41:54 PM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!!)
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To: RJayneJ
"To the contrary, both parties run for office as conservatives. Once they have fooled the voters and are safely in office, Republicans sometimes double-cross the voters. Democrats always do." - Ann Coulter

Here is your quote of the month.

16 posted on 11/26/2003 4:43:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rummyfan
For millennia, marriage has been the union of a man and a woman. Why should we change the meaning of the word "marriage" by calling same-sex unions "marriages"?

Plenty of new words have been coined in the past three decades to represent societal changes.

Even women's libbers asked for new words to represent their equality with men. They did not ask to be called "men."

Just because a woman is called a "woman" and not a "man" doesn't make her less equal.

Homosexuals have no more right to call their union a marriage than a man has a right to call himself "female" on his driver's license.

How about calling homosexual unions by a different name, as a caller to Curtis and Kuby suggested today?

Gayrriage. Or Harriage.

17 posted on 11/26/2003 4:57:31 PM PST by syriacus (In this world there's matter, antimatter, and ANTIFACT. Schumer is an expert on antifacts.)
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To: Desdemona
ping
18 posted on 11/26/2003 5:07:43 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: syriacus
" . . . . Or Harriage"</>I

'Dearly Beloved. We are gathered here to join this man and this man in holy harriage.'

Naww. I think there would be too many giggles during the ceremony.

I think 'Molybatman' would work better, as in 'holy moly, Batman!

19 posted on 11/26/2003 5:35:59 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: Eastbound
Ooops! Didn't close my slanted letters.
20 posted on 11/26/2003 5:38:37 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: Rummyfan
Rummyfan knowz da rulz!
21 posted on 11/26/2003 5:48:19 PM PST by Don Carlos (El que no le gusta vino es un amimal. (Yo no soy un animal!).)
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To: Rummyfan
and allow abortions if a girl can't fit into her prom dress.

Ann Coulter is brilliant!

22 posted on 11/26/2003 5:49:27 PM PST by orbitboy
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To: Rummyfan
Ann outdoes herself once again!

Excellent post.
23 posted on 11/26/2003 5:57:46 PM PST by FtrPilot
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To: Rummyfan
I always like to bump Ann.
24 posted on 11/26/2003 6:07:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: orbitboy
Let's give em the whole quote, which is GREAT!

When they're running for office, all Democrats claim to support tax cuts (for the middle class), to support gun rights (for hunters) and to "personally oppose" abortion. And then they get into office and vote to raise taxes, ban guns and allow abortions if a girl can't fit into her prom dress.

Reaganesque!!! I love it! You go girl!

25 posted on 11/26/2003 6:38:14 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents
Somebody post this on the DU and see what kind of response you get.

When they're running for office, all Democrats claim to support tax cuts (for the middle class), to support gun rights (for hunters) and to "personally oppose" abortion. And then they get into office and vote to raise taxes, ban guns and allow abortions if a girl can't fit into her prom dress.

26 posted on 11/26/2003 6:42:38 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Rummyfan
...though one can see how a reference to two men marrying might get lost among the minutiae about the common good and "duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe."

LOL! So many classics in this piece...

27 posted on 11/26/2003 6:49:29 PM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: Rummyfan
I hate to break it to Ann, but they already HAVE! Massachusetts has the highest state capital gains tax rate in the country. It is so high that they deliberately set out to drive investment away from Massachusetts, while also creating artificial scarcity in the housing stock (which helps to create and prop up the bubble in home prices -- and exaggerate pricing volatility when the bubbles burst, as they have in the past few decades several times). What a boon it has been to southern New Hampshire! Capitalism is not mainly about who controls industry -- it is about control of what creates industry and prosperity: capital, ROI/RISK/leverage, and the hearts and minds of the "workers" (socialist view) or "free enterprisers" (liberty view).

On this point, I have long wondered when more influencers of the public debate will come to comprehend that America is no longer a "free market" country (when that transition occurred, that is, where the defining line was, is open to debate). America is a MARKET SOCIALIST state. The American economy is the "right-wing" to a socialist norm worldwide, while the USSR was the "left-wing" and Cambodia, etc., the "left deviationist" -- to borrow the approach of the Left. The difference is in the adaptation of socialist ETHOS and ORDER to the structuring of markets and industry. Gorbachev's new thinking, which is being implemented in China, was to ditch worrying about controlling the production in favor of controlling the INPUTS to production -- capital (in China's case by controls on the banking sector, cronyism and party/military involvement in key industries) and labor, and regulating the OUTPUTS (markets and "excessive" returns on investment). What mattered to him was not HOW he got there, but that he hoped to get to an end-state in which true capitalist communities are enslaved. Now where did he get that idea from? Canada, et. al. -- no kidding, his chief ideologist once said so. Just like our Senate Liberals...

Tyrants and socialists LOVE pseudo-"capitalist parasites" like Armand Hammer...On top of it all we have pseudo-capitalist PARASITES/PARASITISM thriving in the "conservative" communities (money is their God -- implying that economic activity is divorced from a rational LONG-RUN economic value added analysis, as well as REASON AND PURPOSE), while some so-called advocates of economic liberty, like the Libertarian Party, are promoting trade with communist prisons to seek the economic benefits of lower prices (the transfer of economic value resulting from slavery). The arguments have been made by many insightful economists in the past, and I won't bother to rant on about them -- it just bothers me that even Ann Coulter seems to think that our country still has some wiggle room left before CAPITALISM IS ABOLISHED. TRUE CAPITALISM IS ALREADY ENSLAVED IN AMERICA, and close to death, as a result of the unholy alliance between Socialists, Market Socialists (this Bush Administration), and pseudo-capitalist parasites that dominate so many Board rooms today and spread their vile propaganda as false flag conservatives.
28 posted on 11/26/2003 7:44:47 PM PST by CaptIsaacDavis (.)
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To: Rummyfan
Bump.
29 posted on 11/26/2003 8:15:08 PM PST by First_Salute (God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Thanks for the nomination! };^D)
30 posted on 11/26/2003 8:25:34 PM PST by RJayneJ
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To: Rummyfan
What would happen if the Massachusetts state legislature were to pass a law saying that the state's recognition of a marriage shall not be abridged or denied on the basis of sexual orientation, provided only that the marriage is intered into between one man and one woman.
31 posted on 11/26/2003 8:28:17 PM PST by supercat (Why is it that the more "gun safety" laws are passed, the less safe my guns seem?)
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We don't support "tax cuts"; we support a "union" between people and about 60 to 70 percent of their money.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Very Good!
32 posted on 11/26/2003 9:13:51 PM PST by GeorgiaYankee
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To: Rummyfan
Has anyone seen the Ann Coulter doll? Ann was on Hannity and Colmes the other night and was plugging her dolls.

That's definitely on my Christmas list.
33 posted on 11/26/2003 11:20:05 PM PST by shekkian
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To: Rummyfan
I have to admit, I thoroughly love Ann. And I'm not even gay!

I show pictures of her to my son to demonstrate why conservative ladies are superior, and pictures of Helen Thomas to demonstrate why liberal women are inferior. Seeing is believing!
34 posted on 11/26/2003 11:33:08 PM PST by exDemMom (Happy to be on the side of light.)
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To: shekkian
Got one for myself. It's pretty cool - all the top 'Ann saying'. You can order it at

www.talkingpresidents.com
35 posted on 11/27/2003 7:39:21 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Eastbound
I think 'Molybatman' would work better, as in 'holy moly, Batman!

LOL.

36 posted on 11/27/2003 6:13:47 PM PST by syriacus (In this world there's matter, antimatter, and ANTIFACT. Schumer is an expert on antifacts.)
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To: Rummyfan
Both democrats, and yes, republicans are voices of propaganda. With republicans cooing compassionate when a hard look is required...

And until republicans start talking exactely like Ann Coulter they will continue to move left because democrats are simply better at propaganda..

37 posted on 11/30/2003 4:19:49 PM PST by hosepipe
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To: syriacus
Fairrage or fairriage
38 posted on 11/30/2003 4:50:15 PM PST by Peelod
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To: elbucko
Both gay and straight are restricted to marry the opposite sex.

The liberals should appreciate this--it simply enforces maritial diversity.

39 posted on 12/02/2003 4:19:44 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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