Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Christoextremists Concerned That Fred Thompson May Let Federalism Get In The Way Of Bigotry
MSNBC has a story about Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson going to seek the blessing of some christoextremists who have hijacked and held hostage the national Republican party for the past dozen or so years. Tompson believes that GLBT folks are second-class citizens at best, and he believes in using the apparatus of government to discriminate against and financially penalize them. The only problem the christoextremists have with his position is that he does not believe the US needs a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal and state governments from recognizing the existence of gay marriages. He would prefer instead to tamper with the basic constitutional framework of checks and balances between three supposedly equal branches of government by enacting an amendment that would infringe upon the constitutional authority of judges to rule that laws violate the constitution. The best part is, this means all those states that have already approved the amendment to prevent government recognition of gay and lesbian marriages will have to start all over again with new campaigns of bigotry.