reply to post by Annee
true America is a secular country, but marriage as an institution is another control mechanism, and it is not a right...it is another in the long list
of things that have been passed off as rights to confuse people and keep them from realizing what their true rights really are...issues to sidetrack
as far as federal trumping states rights...wrong again, that is a fallacy they try to push on us by mandating things federally, but in reality, states
rights trump federal, and it is clear in the fact that gay marriage has been an issue tackled at the state level, dont believe that? well then, why do
some states say it is legal, while others do not?
each state has the right to self determination absent federal interference, just as each individual should have the right to self determination absent
federal interference, but unfortunately, the lines have been blurred on this so the federal government uses this confusion to force everyone into
their way of doing things...
this is how they have circumvented the constitution with convoluted/complicated schemes to give the illusion of equality...in reality if we look at
the bill of rights it says nothing about gay marriage specifically, but the pursuit of happiness covers this quite adequately...we dont need more
legislation to prove a point...instead we need less government regulation of people, so they can determine their own lives...
one of the checks in place that is resident in states rights is the fact that if you do not like the policies of one state, you can always move to one
that supports your views, this used to be a governing factor, which forced states to reconsider their policies if they wanted to keep constituents and
a strong economy, but if things are federally mandated, this dynamic is lost and people no longer have any choice...that is not freedom...that is not
equality, that is fascism...
i dont care what color it is painted as, including the rainbow, it is fascism plain and simple, and our government is not supposed to be totalitarian,
but wishing legislation like this were forced across the board is one more step towards true dictatorship...
gays would not like it if they were forced into legislation the other way around...so why would they want it forced unilaterally the other way? dont
they see the danger in buying into this shell game?
i say let it play out on the state level, that way if it really is beneficial for all the states to follow suit, then they eventually will, but
forcing it across the board does not give each state the right to figure out how they can best accommodate their citizens...
one size does not fit all...