Liberal Hypocrisy on Gay Marriage
Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 7, 2015
With the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, the subject has become perhaps the most significant contemporary domestic issue of the year. Listening to the political narrative, if an extraterrestrial visited the earth arriving in the past two weeks, that entity would believe that gay marriage has been advocated by mainstream liberals for many years, an incorrect narrative.
This Blog’s Libertarian and Constitutional focuses dictates that ones’ sexual preferences should be irrelevant to the federal government. The Constitution does not mention sexual preference, be it straight, gay, or asexual and there is not an issue for the federal government. The slippery slope we travel does not relate to gay rights, but instead a power grab by the federal government into areas where it has no Constitutional authority. While today that may benefit a part of society and be a popular decision, tomorrow’s governmental power grab may not be so benign.
To my friends on the Right, it would be instructive to read about the rather open sexual practices of some of the Founding Fathers who would be hard-pressed to lecture others on the subject. This reality might temper the Right’s intrusion into American’s private, or what used to be private, lives.
For my friends on the Left, a review of statements concerning the definition of marriage by their mentors just a few years ago would be instructive. Certainly this should be done before the Left further vilifies those that now disagree with their definition of marriage.
With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on gay marriage, the Left hardly missed a beat before vilifying those that disagree with the decision. Before throwing stones they would do well to review the dissenting views on gay marriage from two of the highest profile Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as indicated below. Those that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!
Hillary Clinton- 2004
“I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.”
Barack Obama – 2008
“I believe that marriage is the union between and man and woman. … For me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.”