Sunday, April 26, 2009

You lost me, Bob

Ehrlich then enumerated a dozen points that he said distinguish Republicans, starting with recognizing the threat posed by "Islamic fundamentalism" and moving through familiar GOP themes such as low taxes, less spending, school vouchers, gun rights, free markets, marriage only between a man and a woman, conservation and legal reform.

I truly do not understand how you could advocate for low taxes, less spending, school vouchers, free markets, etc., but at the same time support government regulation of marriage (be it between two or more members of opposite sex or otherwise). Why is government regulation necessary for marriage? What does the state know about love that private individuals don’t know?


Eludius said...

Perhaps there's a connection between radical Islamic fundamentalism and gay marriage. (I'm kidding, of course.)