ntang (ntang) wrote,
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Evil Constitutional amendments: BAD. Not passing them: GOOD.

Huzzah! If, like most sane people you believe that a constitutional amendment is bad, and that everyone deserves a chance to be unhappily married, have kids, get fat, get divorced, ruin their childrens' lives, and die unhappy and alone, then you should be very happy to hear that the Senate rejected Bush's crass attempt to scribble all over that most holy of holies - the Constitution - with his non-toxic (but hate-filled) crayons. (Confidential to George: just because your mommy put that special wallpaper all over the White House so you can write on the walls there does NOT mean it's ok to write anywhere. Keep your damn monkey paws off my Constitution, motherfucker.)

To quote John McCain, a Republican (but oddly, not entirely stupid) Senator:

"The constitutional amendment we're debating today strikes me as antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans," McCain said. "It usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not believe confronts them."

...

"The founders wisely made certain that the Constitution is difficult to amend and, as a practical political matter, can't be done without overwhelming public approval. And thank God for that," he said.


The proposed amendment actually tried to block not only marriage, but "the legal incidents thereof" for gays and lesbians, which if you ask me, sounds an awful lot like not even allowing civil unions.

Anyhoo, huzzah again. Huzzah! The CNN story: clicky.

The google news links to 3 bazillion stories: clicky.
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