To start let me be very clear, I do not give a flip about anyone’s sex life, that is their own business I have always defined marriage as one man and one woman, to me that is what marriage is. But, I have always thought that states should decide that definition for themselves, and I still do, it is Federalism at its best. But, I also recognize that allowing state legislatures to decide will never be enough for the activists on the Left. Neither will allowing the voters of a state to decide for themselves. Neither would a federal law enshrining civil unions. As always with the Left nothing is enough.
So, I find myself in a strange place here. Thinking on one hand that allowing States to decide this issue is right. And, knowing on the other hand that the Left will only use that to push their agenda even harder. Knowing that leaving it to the States will only lead to lawsuit after lawsuit, eventually forcing upon those states the definition of marriage they rejected. Knowing that eventually no business will be allowed to refuse service to a Gay wedding lest they be sued into oblivion, or charged under some inane “human rights” law. Knowing the one day even churches would be forced to perform Gay weddings against their wishes.
I hate this feeling, having to weigh principles against practicality. But, I understand the nature of the Left. So, will I let go of a long-held principle? Or embrace that principle knowing the eventual cost will be very high?
Stacy McCain has his thoughts on the Left’s constant push towards Totalitarianism, it is worth the read
One of the things we must understand about the Left is the essentially totalitarian nature of their ambitions. There is no logical stopping point on the progressive road to the Utopia of Equality that they insist is always ahead of us, a destination never reached.
Grant all their demands today, and they will return tomorrow with a new list of demands. What do they want? More, always more.
Yesterday, a federal judge struck down Virginia’s state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, because obviously (a) the Fourteenth Amendment was intended for such a purpose, and (b) never mind the will of voters expressed in a referendum
That, in the end is my problem. I know how evil, yes, I said evil, the Left is. I know their end game, and I have resolved to fighting that as well as I can. I know they latch onto even just causes, eventually hijacking and perverting those causes to push for more Statism. I know there is no compromise with them. There are only two options, fight or be crushed. To me, the issue of Gay marriage is simple, but to the Left it is merely a tool, another step towards their “Utopia”. Well, no Utopia for me, and no surrendering my principles either. I understand many things about the Left, and chief amongst those things is this. Surrendering your principles is a recipe for disaster. That is what the Left wants, and I will never give that to them!