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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:50 PM
Starr,  I love reading a black conservative take on issues.  My hope is to understand  other  perspectives.   But..."impulses of the moment"?    You are fortunate  that the Constitution was amended to include the whole you in this democracy experience.    You're  no longer politically  considered 3/5 of a person.  Owning land & being a white male no longer determines our right to vote. All due to  "momentary impulses".  Not sure the  Constitution (or the Declaration of Independence)   says much  about marriage, gay or otherwise.     In one breath you champion Lincoln's position about "core truth" preceding the democratic process.   Then you rail against deviating from  " social standards".   What?  
miles39 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:56 PM
black conservatives are a confused bunch. with the racist rights hatred of a black family in the white house they have to work overtime to appease their angry white massas
Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:51 PM
...Where  would you/I  be if  old "social standards"  still remained and our constitution had not been "re-engineered".   Excluding the Emancipation Proclamation, civil, voting & women's rights  from the popular  sovereignty of the voting process,  was the right thing to do.   But gay rights are different & deserves neither one man/one vote or federal legislative action?  You are kidding, right?

One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.”

In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process, not...