John Boehner And The Republicans Have Decided To Waste More Money Defending Defense Of Marriage Act
Supposedly the Republicans won so many of the races in the 2010 elections because Americans were disgusted with all of the spending and the Republicans were a-goin’ to DC to stop the spending, get rid of big government and big brother and let us have our guns and God Hates Fags protests at military funerals. Now before you tell me that they’ve only been in action long enough to read the Constitution aloud as some sort of ridiculous and unproductive display of stupidity (reading it and comprehending it are apparently two very different things) may I remind you that it only took a month after Obama was in office before everyone was mockingly saying, “Where’s the change?” like the woman in the Wendy’s “Where’s the beef?” campaign from the 1980’s. So while I have to say that I’m not all that surprised, I’m more than a little disgusted that after the President and his administration decided to no longer waste tax payer money by defending the unconstitutional law, DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act, which stipulates that marriage may only be defined as that between a man and a woman) John Boehner and the Republicans have decided to waste more money defending the Defense of Marriage Act – Don’t Get Me Started!
Take your opinion of homosexuals out of this for just one moment and think about all the money that has been spent on creating, keeping and now fighting this law in court. Does it make any fiscal sense whatsoever? Absolutely not and I’ll tell you why. There are so many important, I mean really important issues facing America that need financial resources at this time that to list all of them here would be nearly impossible. And if you say that they aren’t spending “all that much money” on defending this law I’m here to say that we are at a point right now where spending any money on anything stupid is just well, stupid. What’s too much for me may not be too much for you but when it comes to education and state budgets continually being slashed, even if they used the DOMA money toward erasers for teachers at this point I think it would be more productive.
Now take your opinion of homosexuals and put it right back into the equation. The reason gays are seeking marriage is because that’s what the government calls it. If they gave everyone a slip of paper and (tax break) for civil unions and allowed “marriage” to be handled by the churches that created it, then we’d all feel a whole lot better. I’m not fighting to get the word, “marriage” as I’ve said before, don’t need the shoes and rice just want the rights of my heterosexual counterparts. And in case you’re wondering, there are over 1,000 rights and privileges afforded married couples that civil union and domestic partners do not get – just look it up.
I guess the gays should be the least surprised that apparently the Republican war machine has all ready begun firing up their websites and painting posters that will make the gays, once more, a hot button issue in the elections in 2012. Yes, you read that right, it’s starting already and they’re putting us center stage again. The Right is delighted to be able to shove the gays into the arena once more for their own political gain. The good news is that us gays are of heartier stock than the limp wristed impression no doubt some Republicans do at dinner parties to gales of laughter among their constituents while shoving their pockets full of their constituents’ money and promising to keep “them thar gays where they belong which is not getting a hitched while Uncle Sam is a-watchin’.” I know we’re going to come out on the other side of this with our rights because the old white men still running this country are going to start dying off and the minds of the young that have not been completely poisoned by their predecessors actually know gay people and they know that giving equal rights just makes sense and is the right thing to do.
And there my friends is where the difference is going to be made. Someone said to me the other day, “I’ll bet most of these people in Congress who are fighting to keep DOMA in place don’t really know any gay people.” I’m not talking about the one that does their wife’s hair or the one that redid their office. I’m talking about really knowing one. I’m sure they have relatives who are gay but they’re not close to them. They want to keep their distance so that they can somehow rationalize their antiquated fears of “queers.” But what they don’t realize is that their children are now going to school with people who have the freedom and safety to come out at a younger age. In fact, they may have known someone was gay before they even came out and more and more kids and young adults are realizing that it doesn’t matter. Is there still bullying, sure but there are also straights and gays living together on high school, college campuses across this country and soon to be sharing barracks in the military. As this integration happens and people begin to feel more comfortable in letting people know who they are (or not letting people know, whose business is sexual preference anyway other than the person you’re being sexual with) there’s going to be a shift in the current Neanderthal thinking that gays are out to destroy the heterosexual race. And eventually these will be the people who not only cast votes but run for office.
So while Republicans are supposedly against big government I find it almost laughable that they’re wasting so much time worrying about same sex couples getting married. Isn’t government dictating who I can commit myself to a government with a big brother mentality? Shouldn’t they want the fees and other monies they can derive from gays who want to get married? Seems to me in a world where we’re all more focused on Charlie Sheen than anything else we should take a little time and see that for all their grandstanding and promises, the Republicans will do little to stop the change that is still coming to America. Maybe not as fast as some of us would like but it’s coming because there are signs everyday that sexual preference is at the bottom of most people’s lists when it comes to real problems and issues facing them and their families. So have at it John Boehner and your clan, your fifteen minutes is almost up! John Boehner and the Republicans have decided to waste more money defending the Defense of Marriage Act – Don’t Get Me Started!
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