Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Obama and Gay Marriage

Obama's remarks on gay marriage were politically brave and honorable in nature. The purpose of marriage is to provide a framework for lasting unity and commitment between two people. A framework that benefits both the couple and society. I'm not gay but I don't believe that I should have more rights than my gay friends. I also don't believe that gay marriage in any way endangers the well being of my country. Rather, as a Republican, I believe that individual freedom is the most central element of good democracy. My party's position on this issue is short sighted and wrong. On this issue, Obama is right.

'A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.'

Thomas Jefferson

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