An opportunity to unite, not divide
As President Bush reviews his short list of nominees to replace Justice O'Connor, he should recall his pledge to the nation. (link)
The Roanoke Times, September 30, 2005
Same-sex unions inviting litigationI am opposed to a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage but it may become necessary if judges don't stop legislating from the bench.
By Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times
Connecticut's civil union law goes into effect today while a Massachusetts lawsuit that could have national ramifications goes before that state's highest court next week.
The Massachusetts lawsuit involves a 1913 marriage-residency law. If it is overturned, it could mean that same-sex couples from anywhere in the country would be allowed to "marry" in Massachusetts.
Legal experts agree that if this happened, many couples would sue for recognition of their "marriages" in their home states. (link)
It's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could--if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.So why do we see this as a sign of political correctness's decline? Well, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we kept hearing from our liberal friends that what this country needs is an honest discussion of race. Of course, liberals who call for a discussion of race never actually want it to be honest. Rather, they want to engage in the old familiar ritual in which blacks air their grievances, white liberals trumpet their moral superiority, the rest of us shut up and listen, and dissenters are shamed and silenced ... (link requires subscription)