Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Quote Of The Week


"Some Republicans support gay rights, but prefer progress through legislative action or majority rule at the ballot box, rather than judicial action. But what if a democratic election imposes mandates that violate a citizen’s constitutional freedom? In the event that majority rule insufficiently protects individual liberty, our system of checks and balances puts forth that it is the role of the courts, to guarantee and protect the rights to individual Americans.

That’s why the Supreme Court, in 1967 Loving v. Virginia, legalized interracial marriage –six years after our current president was born to an interracial couple. At that time 73% of the population opposed “miscegenation.” How long would it have taken to change popular opinion, for the minority to democratically win their constitutional rights? As Martin Luther King, Jr. famously asserted, “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

For those of you who would label me a 'RINO' (Republican In Name Only) for taking this stand, I direct you to Vice President Cheney, whose conservative credentials are impeccable, and who answered a question on the topic before the National Press Club audience on June 1, 2009 by saying simply, 'freedom means freedom for everyone.'"

Fox News contributor Margaret Hoover, coming out for marriage equality on FoxNews.com.
Yes.
Fox News.

6 comments:

Joy said...

Good! The times they are a' changin' at last! Way overdue.

Kevin said...

...and a Republican and the daughter descendant of President Hoover!

Kevin said...

I'm not exactly sure what a "daughter descendant" is...but...I'ma go with that.

Wonder Man said...

nice of her

Stephen said...

I don't like them anyway, but Gay Rights does seem like a "Republican Values issue" to me... less goverment in peoples's private lives, couples raising children, everyone participating in the process...

Mark in DE said...

Good news from a surprising source.