Gary Johnson is a statist!Submitted by Dixie-Paleocon on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 13:11
"Marriage equality is a Constitutionally-guaranteed right on par with the civil rights of the sixties." - Gary Johnson (third party debate)
This is loose-constructionism at its worst. Everybody reading this knows that the Founders did not believe this and the Framers of every single Constitutional amendment did not believe this. If you were to go back to 1868 and ask the Framers of the 14th amendment if they believed their amendment guarantees homosexuals the right to marry, they would have laughed at you. Homosexuality was ILLEGAL back then.
If Gary Johnson supports activist judges who want to reinterpret the Constitution to match their social mores, he's not fit to lead a town council. What ever happened to following the Constitution? Do Ron Paul supporters now believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document that can and should be dragged kicking and screaming into each new "modern era?" If Gary Johnson believes homosexual marriage should be legal nationwide, he should support adding a Constitutional amendment to make it legal nationwide.
Secondly, he equates homosexual marriage with the civil rights of the sixties. Which civil "rights" is he referring to? The one passed in the Civil Rights Act of '64 that basically eliminates property rights? Is he referring to the housing act passed in the late sixties that takes people's right away to choose who they want renting THEIR property? Does Gary Johnson think like all Progressives and most Conservatives who don't have a backbone that the federal government has a right to force an individual to allow a person he doesn't want on his property to come on his property and rent his house out?
It is becoming more apparent daily that many Ron Paul supporters never really did support the free market or freedom in general. Many of you do not believe in local government, self-determination, Constitutionalism, or the classic liberal ideals that this nation was founded upon and made this nation great. So, you want unelected judges having the right to reinterpret the Constitution and mandate requirements on the states, practically eviscerating the Tenth Amendment? What about unelected bureaucrats doing the same?
Gary Johnson is a hippie-wannabe trying to get all the hippie wanna-be votes. He's a Progressive pretending to be a classic liberal - a wolf in sheep's clothing.