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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dear, SIMPLE Maggie!

May I call you Maggie? I mean, it's not quite your favorite nickname of Peggy, but calling you Peggy makes me want to flesh it out to Peggy Sue, Political Shrill (Ahem! I mean 'Shill'.) and that is far too close to the truth for this post.

Dear, Simple Maggie - for you are 'simple' if you think that you can force the rest of us to ignore your constant denial of the IXth and XIVth Amendments to the U.s. Constitution. You know, the ones that inform us that you jack-booted, drum-banging, totalitarian thugs have NO RIGHT to foist your personal beliefs onto the minority simply because you don't like them. I know that it is out of fashion in today's schools to teach that the Bill of Rights is a list of rules for keeping the government out of the personal lives of U.S. citizens - really, it's a set of commandments of what rights the feds, staties and local hick politicos cannot take away from the 'peepul' - but you claim to have been a speechwriter. That means you're supposed to understand our founding documents.

So how can you forget that the IXth Amendment clearly tells us that, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." That means the government cannot tell us citizens we do not have the right to form interpersonal associations, or join into binding social and business contracts between consenting adults. Yes, marriage is a social contract. Yes, therefore, marriage cannot be denied between any consenting adults.

And the XIVth Amendment goes further to state, "... No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." That means that the states also cannot abridge the privilege of social contracts from resident citizens. That means marriage - even marriage between consenting adults of the same sex. So get over it or renounce your citizenship and move to Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, the whole 'children need families of both a father and a mother to grow right' argument COMPLETELY fails when you refuse to apply those rules to single-parent homes, parent-grandparent homes, single-grandparent homes and single-parent-with-numerous-lovers homes. If two loving same-sex 'parents' cannot form a fit home, neither can any of the others. Also, by that logic, any marriage that cannot procreate, whether due to genetic flaws or who've grown so old as to be no longer fertile, should be immediately dissolved because "love" isn't the governing factor, just 'procreation'.

So why not come clean and admit that you just have a hate-on against homosexuals? At least you'd not be lying about this.


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