March 13th, 2013

This country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. But in the 237 years since we declared our independence from English rule, those words had been a great slogan, but far from followed through upon.

 

There are many instances through out American History that it would be just as easy for the “guiding principle” of our nation to read; all men are created equal….unless you’re black, a native American, a woman, Japanese, black again, Muslim, or now…..gay.

 

How is it that the GOP, the party hell bent at limiting the reach of government and keep government completely out of the board room, doesn’t find it wrong to force the reach of government into the bedroom?

 

The GOP, who when all comes down to it, will refer back to the founding fathers….unless it’s for that little thing that the crafters of the constitution pushed for….separation of church and state. But that doesn’t matter when you’re seeking to get reelected in bible thumping red states.

 

I mean, come on folks, its 2013 and what is there to be afraid of?

 

I know there are those who will say that the term and institution of marriage is a biblically based term and practice. I’m not here to argue this, as I agree with it.  But that doesn’t mean that I believe that the option for a couple to show their commitment to on another in the form of things such as civil unions will “ruin” the sanctity of marriage. After all, if the issue was truly to protect the sanctity of marriage not just borderline homophobia, why not just outlaw divorce?

 

 

What business does the federal government, who can barely do the basic tenants of their own jobs, have to deny someone of something as basically American as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

 

Currently there are 18-states and the District of Columbia that provide for state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples within the state.

 

I know full well that discussing this in the Kenai Peninsula or Alaska in general will mostly fall on deaf ears, but this is a hot button issue for me, not based on my personal life, but because of my brother.

 

I guess when I look at it, I don’t see a red or blue state issue…I just get tired of seeing my little brother get bullied all the time.

 

Think About It

AMR   3-13-13

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