|President Bush is the next Hitler
||March 5, 2004
|RANT #233: Society & Politics
Summary: Gay marriage is wrong, blah blah blah. Let's ban gay marriage, blah blah blah. Excuse me, ever heard the term CIVIL LIBERTY?
|Freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom of privacy. Protection of our rights to life, liberty, property, and pursuit of happiness.|
In America, this is what our Constitution stands for to anyone whos had an education past the fourth grade. It states quite simply that the citizens of the United States have a right to live and act how they wish, as long as it does not interfere with any of the aforementioned concepts for any other citizens. In short: You are free to swing your arm as long as you do not hit anyone else in the face. It is the governments job to PROTECT these rights and liberties.
Please note the use of the word protect. It is not the governments job to dictate, enforce, or even sponsor any sort of morality. Rather, it PROTECTS these basic human rights. When the government begins telling its people what is right and what is wrong, that is when it begins picking which of its citizens to protect and which to abandon or even discriminate against.
I am not going to argue about whether or not homosexuality is right or wrong. Regardless of whether it is or not, it is not the governments place to dictate either way.
The right to privacy. The government is not my parents. It will not tell me who I may or may not marry. It cannot disown me if I decide to marry a woman or a man, regardless of my gender. I am still a citizen of the USA. It cannot begin coming into my home and telling me that I am not maintaining proper relations with my spouse, that Im spending time with my children incorrectly, or anything else that concerns MY UNABUSIVE AND CONSENTUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
Marriage is an issue of the home. If you want to outlaw it in some form, outlaw the ones that turn into cases of domestic violence or the 50% of them that end in divorce. The right to quest for happiness is one of those protected civil liberties, yet the government denies it to a select group of people through this Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages. State marriage is protected by the very Prelude to the Constitution. Church marriage does not even fall under state jurisdiction. Neither one can be touched without violating the ultimate law of the land.
I was under the impression we had gotten past all of this with the civil rights movement, but I seem to be wrong. What will be next, after we ban gay marriages? Will homosexuals have to start wearing little patches on their clothing to identify themselves from other people? Will we cram them into separate ghettos? How long before we resort to gas chambers and concentration camps? We always say that we wont make THAT huge mistake again, but were about to take it and make it our own.
So, to Bush and the ones who support him in this issue: if this is what you want, then HEIL BUSH. This is the grave youve dug for our liberties, now lay in it.
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