Thursday, June 08, 2006

Crazy Codger Strikes Nail Firmly on the Head

Lou Dobbs normally strikes me as a crotchety old man, but in this post I agree with pretty much everything he has to say. The hatemongerers who want to write discrimination into the US Constitution really are a very small portion of this country. Even people who are offended by the notion of gay people getting married, generally don't think we should amend our constitution as a result of it, and the numbers for people opposed to the notion are dropping. But none of that really matters here. This is a purely political pandering action that has no real meaning and addresses none of the myriad real problems this country has right now. It is a waste of time, and by extension, tax dollars. We pay the men and women of the United States Congress a pretty hefty sum and for them to waste a week of debate for a vote every one of them knows is going to fail on a matter that is not even on the radar of the majority of their constituents is appalling.

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