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Liberty and Justice For All ... To Marry?

bmetzler (12546) writes | more than 9 years ago

CDA 4

Reading our local paper's article on the marriage rally at our Capital today, I came across this interesting quote.

"I thought the Pledge of Allegiance said 'liberty and justice for all,''' Benjamin said. "I didn't see any parentheses that said, 'except for homosexuals.'''

Who knew. I had no idea that the Pledge of Allegiance was written with marriage in mind.

Reading our local paper's article on the marriage rally at our Capital today, I came across this interesting quote.

"I thought the Pledge of Allegiance said 'liberty and justice for all,''' Benjamin said. "I didn't see any parentheses that said, 'except for homosexuals.'''

Who knew. I had no idea that the Pledge of Allegiance was written with marriage in mind.

Consequently, with Marriage being our new inalienable right, I know lots of singles who should sue for marraige benefits. I mean really, if it's that inalienable, why deny it to anyone. Requiring someone to find another person to become one with them to receive an unalienable right raises the bar a little high, don'tcha thing?

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Great! (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 9 years ago | (#12297946)

You know, I just finished writing a piece on Opine about the problem of always chasing what we want in America by calling it a "right".

Its called, "Civil Libertarian Wedding Bells [blogspot.com] "

We have rights, that is sure.

Exactly (1)

the_mad_poster (640772) | more than 9 years ago | (#12308029)

That's why there shouldn't be any secular benefits for marriage. The problem isn't that gay people want to get married, it's that we recognize secular benefits for a religious institution.

Simple.

Re:Exactly (1)

bmetzler (12546) | more than 9 years ago | (#12312051)

That's why there shouldn't be any secular benefits for marriage. The problem isn't that gay people want to get married, it's that we recognize secular benefits for a religious institution.

That's very fitting. But I'm not seeing very many gay people trying to change the laws so that there is no marraige anymore. Why? Why do they want to be married, instead of just working to remove marraige from the laws?

-Brent

Pledge vs Declaration (1)

Timex (11710) | more than 9 years ago | (#12309622)

Which is more important?

The Pledge of Allegience, if I remember correctly, was adopted by Congress in the 1950s. I don't think it has any real legal standing with respect to what is promised and what isn't.

The Declaration of Independence, on the other hand, was written in 1776, and was designed to stipulate a few points the Colonies believed that the British Crown had erred. It therefore declared the collective independence of the 13 Colonies from the British government.

The DoI says "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Read that carefully-- it's the pursuit of happiness. there's nothing there that guarantees that anyone will attain it.

Given a choice of which document is more important, I'd have to go with the Declaration, every time.
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