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Debate on MPA Begins…

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 9:00 am - June 4, 2006.
Filed under: Gay Marriage,Gay Politics

I agree with Robbie @ The Malcontent in a post earlier this week (FMA The Half-Assed Way) where he said…

To date, we’ve received basic, run-of-the-mill mumblings about, “Marriage is between a man and a woman.” There are occasional riffs about the “sanctity” of a thirty minute church service followed by a full-on drunken bash where all the gay men are coveting the centerpieces and egging on the plastered mother-in-law – eh, it’s what we do. However, the president has never elucidated why gay people would make worse spouses, worse parents, worse couples who are unworthy of the institution. Not a single word.

Isn’t a constitutional amendment, the altering of the Republic’s most sacred document, worth at least a twenty minute, solo topic, national primetime address? Certainly the gravity of such an undertaking requires the attention of the entire country, no?

He’s right.  So, in the spirit of a full debate on the MPA, I thought it was important to post President Bush’s radio address from yesterday.  While not the type of bright light that Robbie (and I) believe a Constitutional amendment debate should receive by the President, Congress and the American people, it does articulate the President’s view of the issue.

Let me make it very clear that I personally oppose MPA and am disappointed in the President and the Senate moving this forward.  What I am most angry about is that the Senate seems more interested in restricting the rights of legal Americans while at the same time, protecting the rights of Illegal Aliens.  What it tells me is that the gay community has zero political clout, influence and respect across this country (compared with lawbreakers migrating here and their rallies) and that is the most distressing thing of all to me.  The President highlights that point in this part of his radio address.

In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives. And in a free society, decisions about such a fundamental social institution as marriage should be made by the people — not by the courts. The American people have spoken clearly on this issue, both through their representatives and at the ballot box. In 1996, Congress approved the Defense of Marriage Act by overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate, and President Clinton signed it into law. And since then, voters in 19 states have approved amendments to their state constitutions that protect the traditional definition of marriage. And today, 45 of the 50 states have either a state constitutional amendment or statute defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. These amendments and laws express a broad consensus in our country for protecting the institution of marriage.

We as gay Americans are responsible to improve the perception and clout about us by the rest of society.  Unfortunately our representatives to the world (Log Cabin, HRC & NGLTF) are too busy following a Leftist, Anti-American agenda that runs counter to the views of most Americans.  It is the Gay Left Death Spiral and we are the losers.

Back to our fearless leaders in Congress and the White House though…. .Come on…aren’t there more important things to worry about?  Mr. President, instead of wasting time with using legal American gays as a political tool…. how about issuing an executive order and start drilling in Alaska due to the nation being at war?  You should have done that on Sept. 12, 2001 anyway.  And  I think that action would help your poll numbers more than choosing gays as a political issue in 2006.

Finally… to my readers…. I am comforted to know that when I read most other mainstream conservative blogs and publications (not including religious-based ones), I see that most true conservatives agree that this MPA folly is a waste of everyone’s time.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

(Full text of President Bush’s speech after the jump below….)

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Housekeeping Matter

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:55 am - June 4, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging

(*tapping microphone*)

Vera Charles….. Paging, Ms. Vera Charles.  I have lost your email and need to get back in touch.  Please respond.

Bueller?  Bueller?   Anyone?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

The Gay Case Against Joining The Military

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:39 am - June 4, 2006.
Filed under: Free Speech,Gay America,Gays In Military,Liberals

Now this is more like it.  A non-apologetic liberal making the case against gays in the military as a civil rights issue.  CA Conrad not only makes the argument that it isn’t a civil right, but that we should prevent people from joining the military altogether.  We should go back to the “good old days” (Vietnam) when gays were at the forefront of bashing our soldiers.  Hoo-rah!

Why Gays In The Military Is NOT A Civil Rights Issue – TenThousandByTheFourthOfJuly

One of the most difficult things to talk about with gays and lesbians these days is Iraq. The so-called “gay media” is only interested in shouting to let “our” soldiers in, to let “us” join and be part of… part of what? Can we refresh ourselves a moment here, I mean, tens of thousands of people have lost their lives in a war everyone realizes was for the sake of greed.

If you bought stock in Haliburton three years ago you’d be sick with wealth today. And if you did buy their stock I hope you do get sick from your wealth, your blood money!

Gays in the military, THIS is the big push? THIS is a civil rights issue? You want the “right” to put a fucking rainbow sticker on your machine gun? You GO G. I. Joe! You Hero!

No, this is not a civil rights issue. Unless we can all agree that it’s our right to kill innocent civilians. Can we do that? Can we agree killing is cool? Can we agree that a civil rights issue doesn’t have to be civil, can involve civilian killings instead, huh? Huh? You like that do you?

Don’t be mistaken…. I do not support the views of this piece at all.  But I did find it thought-provoking and a worthy perspective to be discussed in our “marketplace of ideas” here at GayPatriot.

(PS – I’m guessing the name of the blog suggests 10,000 US casualties in Iraq by July 4th?)

-Bruce (GayPatriot)