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Subject: Re: CPAC renamed to LPAC soon Date: 3/19/2013 10:34 AM
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Please, conservatives, let that 10% do what they want. They're not hurting anyone.

I didn't think anyone was talking about stopping them. Speaking only for myself, the concern has always been about the extent to which the people should decide what rights there are, and who gets them. To the extent that rights are in the Constitution, they're inalienable for all Americans. To the extent they are not, they can be the subject of laws, but need not be. It's up to the people and their elected representatives.

Why is it that those on the political right are presumed to be 'anti-gay' rather than 'pro-Constitution' and/or 'pro-freedom'? Answer: the media, with their axe to grind. Freedom doesn't have a well-paid set of lobbyists; lobbying is the act of 'getting yours' at the expense of everyone else. Freedom is about everyone being able to pursue their own version of happiness. Of course, homosexuals are arguing that marriage is part of their version of happiness, but marriage is not a fundamental right.

Colovion made a point that there shouldn't be any incentives for marriage. I agree about that from a fiscal/tax perspective, but I don't think you can ignore the associated social/cultural issues. Unless the right is fundamental, being in the minority means that you may not get your way. We all have to deal with that on one level or another.
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