Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Dissembling Fool

Patrick McIlheran resorts to lying to make a point about the marriage amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution.

" ... the amendment wasn’t about gay people but about forestalling any project to redefine marriage."
Sure. If you believe after 150+ years the citizens of Wisconsin, just for the heck of it, decided to upgrade the definition of marriage. Really?


  1. Just for the heck of it Tim? You can't possibly be serious. All you have to do is look at what state courts in other states (Massachusetts, Connectictut, etc) have done to see the reasons why the citizens of Wisconsin felt the need to be sure that our State Constitution defined marriage in such a way that left no ambiguity for the Wisconin Supreme Court to follow suit.

  2. My point is that it's dissembling to say that redefining marriage has nothing to do with requests by those who are gay to become married like everyone else. Of course it's about homosexuality.

  3. Agreed. If that is his belief, he should have the courage to say that gay people should not be allowed to be married, without trying to be politically correct.

    If gay people want to pretend to be married, they are free to do so. By playing fantasy baseball, I pretend to run a major league team. But I don't honestly expect anyone to consider me a general manager.

  4. The second part of the Wisconsin amendment could conceivably restrict the legal rights of opposite sex couples, a point McIlheran completely overlooks/ignores.

    Also, read McIlheran's "authority," which draws comparisons with separate provisions within the federal Bill of Rights that have absolutely nothing to do with Wisconsin's single subject rule.

  5. I would never accuse McIlheran of being politically correct. He's simply lying.

    What, I'm not a general manager?