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I've been a dedicated viewer of Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show for quite a while now, and I find him to be a voice of reason in the same vein as Edward R. Murrow. What follows is a closing comment he made the other night, where he spoke about California's Prop 8. Please give this a view and see what you think:

6 Comments:

Suldog said...

I disagree with the results of Prop 8, Stu, as you might imagine. Being a Libertarian, I believe that all should be allowed to do whatever they wish, so long as no harm is inflicted upon others. I see no harm here.

Having said that, I also believe that the state (any state, any government) should have no hand in marriage whatsoever. It should be a religious or otherwise privately-conducted ceremony, and the state has no business telling us who we can or cannot marry, and charging a fee for it. If the state got out of the marriage business, this would not be an issue.

(Of course, there would still be issues concerning survivor benefits, health care, etc., but I believe those should be covered under general contract law. Your mileage may vary.)

Stu said...

Suldog,

I am absolutely in favor of smaller government, specifically in the areas of personal life choices, whether it is philately or marriage or bridge tournaments. All humans are created equal.

Ericka said...

the idea of passing laws that discriminate against people based on something that they can't control any more than they can pick the color of their eyes is deeply abhorant to me. i'm still wondering wth california was thinking.

Lori said...

I believe in separation of church and state. this is clearly an example of why this separation is vital. Here is a case where the church overstepped its bounds and guided the people to vote for their particular cause. keith made a wonderful statement. unfortunately i also believe he was preaching to the choir. as always - thanks for sharing!!!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Lori,

Please read this...

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/la-oe-goldberg2-2008dec02,1,5061334.column

There's a right and a wrong way to do what you're saying...just think for a minute.

Marisha

Anonymous said...

Let it be stated unequivocally: The radical Gay attack on the Mormons is the shot over the bow against the United States of America . There was a time when what a man did in his bedroom was sanctified between himself and G-d. Now we are being served an "in-your-face" smorgasbord of smut and licentiousness as being between people who only "want their civil rights." 


Hogwash! We are dealing with the equivalent of a moral takeover of the country that has as its bedrock a belief in G-d and His promise for humanity. They don't want civil rights! What they desire is quasi Gay/Lesbian hegemony, where a huge "bookburning," reminiscent of the Nazis, will purge any remnants of the "Christian, White, mainstream America " that has given ALL AMERICANS the most profound scope of freedom, liberty, and justice that Mankind has yet to experience.

Rabbi Shifren

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