Republicans, led by the Tea Party, have control of state houses across the country. Why, right here in North Carolina for example, we have control of both the Senate and the House for the first time in 140 years.
Several, many in fact, good things have come as a result of this. Tomorrow the Republicans are going to undo much of that good work:
RALEIGH, N.C. — The gay marriage debate has arrived in North Carolina after years in which Democrats managed to push it aside because they controlled the Legislature.
Now Republicans are in charge of the General Assembly after a 140-year absence. They’ve scheduled a legislative session Monday to consider proposed constitutional amendments, including those that would let voters decide next year whether to define marriage in the state constitution as between one man and one woman.
Now, it can be said that such considerations ought be left to the voters. However, in this case, the basis of the founding of the nation protects the individual. No matter HOW many people disapprove of gay marriage, the fact remains that Liberty must be served. Two sovereign individuals have chosen to commit themselves to each other ought be enough for the state. It ought to be enough for us.
I’m not advocating that the marrying habits of all people be APPROVED, certainly not. After all, were that the case, it is highly likely that I would never have been allowed to marry my wife; so many people objecting to such an honorable and capable woman of marrying such a degenerate as myself. That not withstanding, she is capable of free will.
Liberty is powerful. And hard. It often means that the outcome isn’t exactly how we wanted it to end. But that’s what makes it good; the hard.
I hope the Republicans fail tomorrow. I really do.