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April 14, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Doug Mataconis

“I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.” If you think certain rights should not apply to certain people, then you are saying those people are not equal. People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles, but championing a position that wants to treat people unequally isn’t just un-Republican. At its fundamental core, it’s un-American.”

Meghan McCain, in an op-ed for The Daily Beast.

H/T: The Pajama Pundit

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2 Comments

  1. A couple of flaws with her argument:

    First, marriage is not a fundamental right. State-recognized marriage is a tool to benefit state interests.

    Second, gay men have just as much a right to marry a consenting woman as heterosexual men do.

    The libertarian philosophy ought to be not having the government’s hand in marriage at all (i.e., no state-recognized marriage). It should be a private and/or religious affair with no tax ramifications.

    Comment by pnoque — April 15, 2009 @ 6:46 am
  2. Another glaring flaw with this quote: The Declaration of Independence did not give any rights. It was a resolution denying the authority of the English King to govern the American Colonies.

    Comment by Peter — April 15, 2009 @ 11:56 am

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