Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Proposed Amendment 1

The proposed Amendment 1 to the NC Constitution is unconstitutional!  That sounds like a real oxymoron.  But consider:  One of the arguments in support of this amendment is that it will protect the sacrament of marriage.  The dingbats claim that "marriage" is a religious ritual, an essential part of "their" church.  Yet Amendment 1 of the US Constitution specifically bars any "...law respecting the establishment of religion..."  The courts have long held that the term "establishment" has far-reaching consequences. 

The rest of that portion of Amendment 1 has equally damning results.  It continues "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."  What if my church believes in same-sex marriage, and considers that a sacrament?  This proposed amendment would prohibit that, again in direct conflict with the US Constitution.  Sorry folks, but the US Constitution trumps.

The dingbats apparently can't or won't understand the implications of what they are proposing.  Maybe somebody should sit down with the leadership and explain it to them.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Proposed NC Amendment

I told myself that I should stay out of this argument, but I now realize that such total stupidity just cannot be ignored.

The proposed Amendment One to the NC Constitution is: take your pick
totally unnecessary,
dangerous, due to the potential consequences,
so poorly written it is shameful,
will be an extreme waste of legal fees contesting it, if passed,
in short, is an abortion.

I am tired of religious dingbats telling me what I am supposed to think or believe. Now they are trying to put their beliefs into our Constitution. I guess they think that if they can only codify this, then that will give it legitimacy. No way, Jose! It will still be dumb!

I guess the best, clear argument against this can be simply expressed in this quote I borrowed from Face Book.

"Claiming that someone's marriage is against your religion
is like being angry at someone for eating a doughnut
because you are on a diet."