June 4, 2006

bush Gets Something Right

As shocking as it might seem bush was right in his radio address yesterday when he said:

....in a free society, decisions about such a fundamental social institution as marriage should be made by the people...
Yes, they should. These decisions should be made by individual people voluntarily arranging their lives with other individuals.

There are a lot of folks, though, including bush who, contrary to his own words, do not believe we should have a free society.

In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives.
Instead they advocate taking the freedom to live their lives by their voluntary choices from the people and put in its place amendments, laws and regulations that take freedom from the people.

A constitutional amendment does not

....put a decision that is critical to American families and American society in the hands of the American people, which is exactly where it belongs.
It, in fact, takes it out of the hands of the people. Again, it is the involved free individuals who should make the voluntary decisions about how to arrange their lives with others.

In a free society federal, state or local legislative bodies have no business being involved in these voluntary arrangements.

Posted by Steve on June 4, 2006
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