Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homosexuality and slavery

I know a lot of people love to hate Ann Coulter but she often makes some great points. In a recent article she referred to the Rick Warren forum during which Barack Obama was asked "if he supported a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman." Obama said no, "because historically -- because historically, we have not defined marriage in our Constitution."

Coulter pointed out that "historically" the words "slavery" and "slave" never appeared in the original Constitution either, but "in 1865, the 13th Amendment banned slavery...."

If we followed Obama's logic, I guess we shouldn't have added the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery.

When Obama says he got his law degree from "Harvard," I wonder if he meant Harvard Nebraska.


Kevin said...

Obama's argument is a soundbite... meant to be palatable for the average American. It's illogical, wrong, and upon any sort of thought fairly stupid... but many Americans will buy it.

The immediate response to these types of argument should be "So you support polygamy?" The US Constitution doesn't define the # of participants in a marriage, so any logical support of same-sex marriage against current law should also support polygamist marriages.

jazzycat said...

If I lived in Harvard Neb. I would vote for a name change!