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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

David3036 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:55 PM
Not so long ago, a person was considered either married or single. That has changed dramatically in Europe and the Americas, and the new range of institutionalized options for both gay and straight relationships has been the result of opposition to gay marriage. Is that what the defenders of marriage really had in mind?

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...