Ha ! Made you look !
I just got inspired having debating this topic on The Face. This absurd argument on whether or not gays should be allowed to marry or not. Of course they should be allowed. In saying they cannot is taking away rights one person has and denying another of the same rights, in this case based on sexual orientation. The argument I am seeing from a few people is they feel the Federal Government should step in and make this legal. For reasons of validity I was told. To make it real I was told. I was then reminded of important events such as the Civil Rights Act and Women’s Rights. And …
Those are great points. I cannot imagine those issues even being issues if not for the Federal Government stepping in and deeming it so. Or can I ?
Do you follow the constitution ? Do you subscribe to to it ? I do. The 10th Amendment clearly states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Reserved to the States, or to the people.
I would do very bad things to Sophia. Now, PER WIKI
Same-sex marriage in the United States is not recognized by the federal government, but such marriages are recognized by some individual states. The lack of federal recognition was codified in 1996 by the Defense of Marriage Act (passed overwhelmingly by the house and Senate), before Massachusetts became the first state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. Such licenses are granted by six states: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, plus Washington, D.C. …
In asking for the Federal Government to intervene is only asking for a major fucking headache. It is not in the Constitution, it is not in the power of the Federal Government to even intervene. But they did, and they do (just like they do with every other area of our lives). I make the case for the Federal Government staying the fuck out of the equation and allowing the States to rule on it individually.
Massachusetts was the first state to make it legal until the FEDS stepped in and said, uh, yeah, er, No. If the FEDS stayed out of the equation, it would be legal today in that state. Period. In that state, it would not even be an issue any longer but the FEDS keep us arguing about it, trampling over the Constitution and meddling where they have no business meddling.
On one hand, the FEDS could make it law, right ? Yay ! Finally ! Just like Civil Rights and Women’s Rights, if it is law, then it must be okay. No.
On that hand you have thousands of people rejoicing, and now you have thousands more pissed off. The Federal Government came in, and made something law a lot of people do not want. Is this awesome only because it is what YOU want ? When the next big issue comes along, something you may agree or disagree with and the LAW goes against your views on it, then what ? Do you see the picture a little clearer now ? With the Federal Government staying out of this (and everything else the 10th Amendment and our constitution says) it would already be legal in some states and progressively in others as time marches on.
With the government interfering, they are only slowing down what is inevitable.
Start thinking of these issues with a more abstract mind. Freedom, Liberty, Constitutional Values and Limited Government. I was once told the Consty was an outdated piece of paper that needed to be updated. I disagree. It is 234 years old. On a timeline of history and governments that is a minor glitch on the radar. It was written by men who fought for our Republic and had lived under tyranny. Remember that.