“…our Founding Fathers who, I promise you, would be shocked…”

I really loathe knobs like this woman:

“Here we have an openly gay federal judge, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, substituting his views for those of the American people and of our Founding Fathers who, I promise you, would be shocked by courts that imagine they have the right to put gay marriage in our Constitution,” said Maggie Gallagher, chairwoman of The National Organization for Marriage, a group that helped fund Proposition 8

Really sick of these folks who think they’re the ones speaking for the American people.  Hate to break this to you Maggie but I’m one of the sub-groups of the American people who don’t really give a damn about gay marriage.   In my mind gay people have every right to be married.  It won’t affect my marriage at all and if they love each other who are you to say whether they should be married?

I’m sure however you really aren’t too concerned with what the Founding Fathers would think of this.   I say that because you obviously haven’t read (or don’t remember) your history:  many of the Founding Fathers were slave owners.  Not only that but some of them (cough, Jefferson, cough) had extra-marital relations with their slaves.   Do you think the Founding Fathers should be shocked that we outlawed slavery?   Do you think a proper marriage includes having sex with other people you “own”?

Not only do you not understand our history you don’t even understand how our government works.  The judicial branch can’t “put gay marriage in our Constitution”…only the Congress could do that.   Stop waving the Founding Fathers and the Constitution around like you really understand what they, and the document you’re waving, really stands for.

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