In response to:

Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 12:34 PM
"There is no reason for either one of us to try playing word games when it comes to such a vital subject as the future of humanity, morality and society." Hyperbole. "But I am sure that I am much older and wiser than you are, and have seen a lot more from a larger perspective than you." Fallacy of authority.

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...