What do Jim Crow and gay marriage have in common?
Such laws only gain popular support where few blacks vote Should gay marriage proponents be discredited as merely white north easterners given that the GOP is said to be fast becoming an insignificant regional party of only white male southerners? That is the refrain liberal Democrats and their useful idiots in the Republican Party have sung since the 2006 election to suggest that conservatives must | Read More »
National Organization for Marriage vows to fight back against Perez Hilton’s bogus copyright claims
The gossip blogger sent DMCA takedown notices for a YouTube video because it shows three seconds from his video blog. But does the ad constitute fair use? By the time YouTube removed an ad from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) due to a DMCA takedown request, the video had already received thousands of views. The takedown notice had been sent to the video sharing | Read More »
Cultural battles lost despite, not because of, Dobson and Reagan
The failures of all conservatives for the last 45 years, not just the failures of Reagan’s social conservatives for the past 30 years, have led to the present circumstance. Recent remarks by James Dobson of Focus on the Family (referred to below) concerning the culture battles/war have been picked up on by the Drive-by Media to declare victory over the supposed theocracy-seeking social conservatives in | Read More »
CONFIDENTIAL to America
In lieu of a real post, I have a few personal messages to the people making news (or at the very least piquing my curiosity): To the nice lady I saw at the Tax Day Tea Party wearing a “Huckabee 2008″ button: As a native Arkansan, let me assure you that Huckabee is the quintessential Arkansas politician — in other words, a Baptist socialist. Bill Clinton | Read More »
Rally Around Miss California’s Crown
What happens when a judge asks a beauty pageant contestant in front of a live television audience her opinion about a political question? If you answered that the contestant risks her crown if she gives anything other than the liberal-approved answer, you would be right. That is what is happening right now to Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean after liberal internet gossip maven Perez | Read More »
Iowa court decision may affect 2012 GOP primary
According to the Votemaster, the recent decision by the Iowa Supreme Court striking down a state law which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman, “immensely complicates” the 2012 race for the GOP…
If We Conceded Gay Marriage, What Then?
Well, there they go again. I like to paraphrase Ronald Reagan and try to figure out how he’d respond to certain liberal arguments. Yet another English teacher has written a letter to one of the local papers here in Vermont, using somewhat tortured logic to make a constitutional argument for the gay marriage bill. How might Reagan respond? With patience. That in mind, I’ll do | Read More »
Gay Marriage in Yet Another State
A sin is something we do, and repeatedly do, when we give up on ourselves. Gay marriage is about men giving up on women. And women giving up on men. In a sense, isn’t that what divorce is? By giving in to our tendencies to give up, we put all our social institutions in danger, not just the institution of marriage. Governor Jim Douglas, Republican | Read More »
The Libertarian Variation
Anyone familiar with the lineaments of the debate over same sex marriage will have encountered what we might call the Libertarian Variation. This is the view that all the commotion surrounding this dispute could be avoided if only we could persuade the state to have done with marriage altogether, leaving it a strictly private affair. Most commonly the it will be advanced with a kind | Read More »
Liberals I thought we were supposed to be tolerant
But it is clear to me, at least for the homosexual community, that tolerance only extends so far as you are in agreement with them. Should you dare to oppose their view you are set upon just as the Reverend Rick Warren was set upon when Barack Obama chose him to give the opening prayer. I haven’t heard any tolerance from the homosexual community concerning | Read More »
Did New York Dems Throw Gays Under the Bus?
I’ve written several times about the soap opera in New York, where Democrats secured a majority in the Senate, but were prevented from taking control of the body by several dissidents. Most notably, Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz — a Pentecostal Minister — refused to go along with the Democratic leadership without a promise that gay marriage would not come to the floor for a | Read More »
Moonbeam’s At It Again
Moonbeam’s at it again. California Attorney General Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is working to fudge the California Constitution to fit his politics. At first, he said he’d follow the state’s Constitution and the will of the voters. Then he discovered the “Declaration of Rights” clause in it. Proposition 8, he has declared, is a violation of “fundamental rights.” Okay, well what about the fundamental rights of | Read More »
Gay Marriage Causes Democratic Civil War in NY
I’ve written before on the dispute over gay marriage in the state of New York, which has prevented Democrats from asserting control over the State Senate for the first time in 43 years. A quick summary: while Democrats won a majority of Senate seats on election day, several Democratic Senators initially refused to support their leader — Malcolm Smith — for the post of Senate | Read More »
Will Gay Marriage Cost Dems the NY Senate?
Since election day, a great deal of attention has been focused on California, and the rifts exposed among Democrats by Proposition 8. Supporters of gay marriage have attacked several groups — including African Americans who traditionally vote Democratic — because they supported traditional marriage. But while California provides an interesting demonstration of Democratic divisions over gay marriage, it is not the only one. We should | Read More »