Sometimes I feel Ashamed of My Country
Yesterday, eleven states approved constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, including Michigan, the state I was born and raised in. The other states that approved anti-gay marriage amendments were Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Ohio.
Surprisingly, Republicans insist that their party represents more freedom and less intrusive government. Apparently, Republicans must believe that “less intrusive” and “free” mean the direct opposite of their dictionary definitions.
What makes this all the more rich is the seemingly constant stream of conservative politicians and pundits who end up being exposed and subsequently disgraced because of their particular carnal appetites. It is simply astounding to me that they can claim to be the arbitors of morality, particularly with their party’s track record. Perhaps they think we have too short of an attention span to remember all of their transgressions, perhaps they just don’t care what we think.