Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dick Cheney Said What ?

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision."I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone," Cheney said in a speech at the National Press Club. "I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish."

This really is nothing new. Dick Cheney said pretty much the same thing way back in 2000 during the Vice-Presidential debates.

Dick Cheney probably has always believed this, but now that he doesn't have to pander to the ridiculous Religious Right he is free to say what he thinks. Every day now, it seems that that another social conservative is "moderating".

And with New Hampshire on the verge of becoming the sixth state to embace equality, the time is rapidly approaching for the federal governement to end its silence and address equality for all.

It is sad that Barack Obama, our "fierce advocate" can't find the intestinal fortitude to speak up.

But the government is running out of time. Bigotry is getting embarrassing.

2 comments:

jelly said...

still sounds seperate but equal to me.

you can have this, but you can't have that...blah, blah...same old story time after time.

get with the program!!

John said...

Jelly, you are absolutely right, of course.

And the Dick still beleives that DOMA is good law, and he is hiding behind Federalism because he still doesn't have the balls to say that our Constitutions demand equality.

But it is noteworthy anyway because he has at least come to the recognition that gay relationships are just as real and as valid as straight relationships.

That is a pretty big concession for a SolialCon.