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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

Blair43 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:38 AM
The question is one of government recognition that there are some rights and institutions like marriage that predate government and which should be off-limits to government control. This is just like the original 10 amendments known as the Bill of Rights, which established certain ideas that stem from humanity itself rather than government, such as the right to freedom of expression and religious affiliation (1st Amendment) and other rights to protect oneself from the government (2nd through 9th Amendments), and the limit of government (10th Amendment). Given all this, the Federal government should have no say in marriage.

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...