Skip to comments.The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage [retread pinko zot]
Posted on 02/22/2012 12:01:42 PM PST by NoPinkos
Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one's own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it.
Legalizing same-sex marriage would also be a recognition of basic American principles, and would represent the culmination of our nation's commitment to equal rights. It is, some have said, the last major civil-rights milestone yet to be surpassed in our two-century struggle to attain the goals we set for this nation at its formation.
This bedrock American principle of equality is central to the political and legal convictions of Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and conservatives alike. The dream that became America began with the revolutionary concept expressed in the Declaration of Independence in words that are among the most noble and elegant ever written: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."...
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magritte has been anti-conservative since I first noticed him. Haven’t been able to figure out if he’s just strongly pro-RINO or an actual leftist. I do think he’s playing for the wrong team definitely, and not nice about it either.
I wouldn’t want her to be mad at me!
magritte has been anti-conservative since I first noticed him. Havent been able to figure out if hes just strongly pro-RINO or an actual leftist. I do think hes playing for the wrong team definitely, and not nice about it either.
Lol !! Yer hilarious, you lovable goof. No offense, but I don’t notice you much. Sorry. I just prefer posters with more substance.
Olson is four times married, twice divorced. It is difficult to see where he gets his moral imperative to speak about traditional marriage when he does not honor his own covenant.
You also think you’re the smartest person in the room. You remind me of Ivy League graduates, esp. those with extra degress. Piled Higher and Deeper.
Wasn't he a contributing writer to the Bullwinkle cartoon series?
Olson has been a conservative figure for 40 frickin years.
Yep, the time frame fits. He wrote Bullwinkle cartoons.
Ill match up my conservative bonafides against yours anytime, sport.
Psst.. If you have to brag about your "bonafides" on the internet, it means that you have none.
It's just that our American rights came from God, not mankind; and the intentions of the Founders were that those rights would come from Nature and Nature's God, not from test-tubes, turkey basters, the ACLU or Doctor Evil.
And just think this creepy liberal Ted Olson was George W. Bush’s Solicitor General. Now he goes before the Supreme Court on the Constitionality of sodomite marriage. With “republicans” like this RINO, who needs liberal democrats.
Think the Father of our country would have Ted Olson arguing for sodomite marriage before the highest court in the land.
While the issue of homosexuals in the military has only recently become a point of great public controversy, it is not a new issue; it derives its roots from the time of the military’s inception. George Washington, the nation’s first Commander-in-Chief, held a strong opinion on this subject and gave a clear statement of his views on it in his general orders for March 14, 1778:
At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778), Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom’s Regiment [was] tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false accounts, [he was] found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and [we] do sentence him to be dismiss’d [from] the service with infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return; The drummers and fifers [are] to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose. 1
You trolls know better than to come here and try this ClownPosse crap.
Why yes, if bragging equaled credentials, DannyH would be president material.
Wonderful post. Thanks!
Aw, isn’t that cute.
Someone trying to be clever.
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The “last major civil rights milestone?????” What about interspecies activity? What about twelvesomes??? What about polygamy??? TOGA!!! TOGA!!! Puhleeze!
Hi Darkwing104! Love the new graphic.
...sniff...sob...he said I have no substance...SOB....sniff...
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