Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Well There You Have It

Excellent. I really wish I could have a sense of humour about this. Forget all the plain idiocy about invading yet more countries at a time when one could seriously ask the question "yeah, you and what army?". Forget the warm and fuzzy balderdash on Social Security. Forget the fact that almost all the way through the speech you could agree with the sentiment, but know he's full of it(quick tip! Haliburton isn't a small business, but guess who inherited a huge liability in asbestos lawsuits at the behest of our current vice president?). This just about sums it up:

Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges. For the good of families, children, and society, I support a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage.

ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME? I thought liberty was the foundation of society. Oh, no that's for other societies. Thanks for getting on the national stage and threatening to make second class citizens of members of my family and good friends of mine. If I were in the mafia...You know what? That one little passage really does inspire hatred, and you'd be right to ask why.

Because he knows it'll never pass, but he knows it doesn't matter. It's not even political expedience at this point, it's just plain red meat to a constituency he doesn't even need anymore. The bigots already gave him their votes. So what the hell was the point? The only possible point would be to give the notion the national seal of acceptability. That is despicable, and it shows you just what he's all about, and it ain't compassion. It's about a man who thinks that the correct arrangment for society is one that provides in excess for those who have much, and kicks the eff out of those who have too little. Giving red meat to the bigots is his way of saying "I won't challenge you to think and grow if you don't challenge my power. Trust me, I'll deliver the goods, ya'll just keep goin' to church!"

You people want a theocracy, fine. Just remember a few things. It was a secular communist who built you the atomic bomb. It was an anarchist who made programming languages possible. It was a homosexual who cracked the Enigma code and invented the theory of computation which is the root of this whole "blog" thing with which ya'll are so entranced.

By the way, we're supposed to modify the Constitution to expand liberty and extend rights and guarantee justice. If the Constitution is there to limit anything, it is the power of the government over the people. I guess 9/11 changed that too.

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