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Saturday, August 07, 2010

What we're up against...



Look, I'm all about free speech. I've made a life out of it.

This, however, shows, to me at least, the real obstacles we face when it comes to some of the issues we're facing as a nation.

To me, the Prop 8 thing in California isn't even something which should be litigated in courts. I think the founders of the country, in their infinite wisdom, took care of this when they founded their radical idea of a country called America...

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.
These are some of the most potent words ever penned in the history of humanity. A sweeping declaration of the rights of all people - of all sexes, of all orientations, of all faiths and of all color and creed. It's the kindle of the fire which is the very torch of liberty and freedom we bare to the world.

At least that's how I feel about it.

So, in that respect, at least to me, the fact that we're even debating the whole right of people to marry -- is bananas. It's a moot point. It's already been decided. We live in a nation which at it's very core exists to make sure these fundamental rights are extended to all.

Anyway, the debate rages on. As if we don't have larger matters of state which need our attention...