Both Our Senators Put Pandering Above Principles

And voted for the Federal kill the homos! anti-gay marriage amendment.

Shelby offered the same irrational emotional appeal as do most supporters:

For ages, in every culture, human beings have understood that marriage is critical to the well-being of families. And because families pass along values and shape character, marriage is also critical to the health of society,” Shelby said. “Our policies should aim to strengthen families, not undermine them. And changing the definition of marriage would undermine the family structure.”

Marriage is critical to our health and well being. So let’s make sure certain people can’t take part in it. Yeah, that makes sense. Notice, again, there is no attept to explain how letting a gay couple marry will undermine your marriage. He may as well have said that to protect marriage, we need an amendment prohibiting hybrid cars. In any event, I for one find it insulting that the Senator thinks my marriage is so weak that if my gay neighbors got married, my marriage would end. This whole debate is beyond stupid.

But I can’t say I am surprised that these two losers voted for the amendment. What I can say is that neither of them can ever again invoke federalist/state’s rights principles in favor of an argument. There is absoulutely no subject more fit for exclusive state control than marriage. So if they will let the federal government decide our marriage policies, they should have no objections to the federal government overseeing our elections. If either of these two ever again invoke federalist principles to explain their opposition to legislation, the response should be: Liar.

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