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Eugene Delgaudio Condemns Supreme Court's Strange New Future For America And You:"marriage is a right", government will start "hooking people up" by court order!

Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate has been observing the bizarre arguements at the Supreme Court and says "The court's painting a somewhat surreal image of the world when we assume that Marriage is a Right as opposed to a moral good.

"The funniest part is the fact that the logic is internally consistent. If we treat marriage as a right, then people who have no means of exercising their rights without help need to be given that help. In the tradition of great comedy,what could possibly go wrong?, says Delgaudio."

Dan Calabrese on the caintv website writes "I can't totally take credit for this one because it came about in a discussion between Rob and me yesterday. Those discussions, if you were to read them, would often present a rather disturbing look inside our two brains."

Anyway, we both agree that gay marriage cannot be an equal rights issue for the simple reason that no one has a right to get married. Marriage is a union freely entered into between two parties. Gay or straight, no one can be married unless another person freely agrees to enter into the union with them. That means, by definition, marriage is not a right because a right is something that cannot be denied to you.

Otherwise all these single people who are looking but coming up empty could claim that their rights were being violated, and could petition the government for redress of their grievance. And the government would have to provide redress - if marriage were a right.

How would that work? Well, it was decided in Gideon v. Wainright (as highlighted in the book Gideon's Trumpet by Anthony Lewis, who just died a couple of days ago), that defendants in criminal cases have the right to an attorney.

And if they lack the means or the methods by which to get their own, the government will provide one for them.

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