Sunday, July 11, 2004

Federal Marriage Amendment, again

The Senate next week is prepared to take up the Federal Marriage Amendment. Some polls have shown popular support fo this.

I wonder how the thinking on this goes. Do the people in favor of such an amendment honestly believe that had the founding fathers been aware of such issues that they would have thought this a good thing to add to the Constitution? As I noted in a post at another blog about an amendment to ban flag burning, most of the twenty-seven amendments provide for curtailment of government power and expansion of people's rights. This amendment would cut across that history, inscribing in the Constitution limitations on the rights of some. Don't you just love it that some people think that one of the great problems in this country is that we have too much liberty and too little government proscription of what we can and cannot do?
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