Monday, November 17, 2008

You Can't Have it Both Ways...

I am getting so tired of the growing animosity over the gay marriage bans that were recently passed in several states. Why am I tired? Because of the absolute hypocrisy of those who are so enraged over the results. Everyone is so shocked that Obama won yet these bills/amendments passed, and I'm not sure why. If you voted for Obama, it is obviously because you love the government and you want it to be bigger. You voted FOR having the government get all up in your business. How DARE you be upset when the government dictates who and who can not get married! You want the government to run your retirement, tax the hell out of you so they can make sure everyone else is getting their fair share, run the mortgage and housing industry, and pretty soon the banking industry. You want them to take the rights away from parents to homeschool their children, and you want them to run the health care system.

Well, guess what? You can't have it both ways! The government can only take away the freedoms you allow it to, and at this point in time politicians have convinced the majority of American's that they can't figure it out for themselves.

Don't get me wrong. Tax and Spend Liberals are no worse than Borrow and Spend Republicans. I feel the government should be much smaller, and should govern in the limited intentions the original framers of the Constitution had. Should the government be allowed to say who and who can not get married? I personally feel that it should stop at "Only consenting adults may enter into a state of marriage." Whether that is a man and a woman, a man and a man, a man and a woman and another woman, 3 dudes and 2 chicks --- whatever! Government should butt the hell out! But you can't get pissed when you invited them in the first place and now they've made a big stinkin' mess out of everything.

Next time? How about voting for real change.

A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. – Barry Goldwater (1964)