And apparently he’s a-ok with torture too, with policies no different from Bush and Ashcroft.
For civil libertarians, President Obama now ranks with one of the worst presidents in our history and virtually indistinguishable in these cases from his predecessor. For all of those Democrats in Congress begging for support, I will simply add that only a handful of these members publicly denounced the President for these actions and policies. Even with these appeals, there has been virtual silence from Democratic leaders or members.
Obama administration seeks to suspend ruling against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Inside a secret DOD prison in Afghanistan
In a chat with Bill O’Reilly, [Glenn Beck quoted] Thomas Jefferson in a libertarian vein saying, “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?”
Many right-wing libertarians support gay marriage (as well as drug legalization) because they support personal freedom and oppose government restrictions.
Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. The time for same sex marriage is here.
PS Glenn Beck is Mormon.
“Proposition 8 cannot survive any level of scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause,” wrote [Chief Judge] Walker. “Excluding same-sex couples from marriage is simply not rationally related to a legitimate state interest.”
There are now about 250 million people worldwide living in jurisdictions which provide for marriage equity, as this colorful chart will help to demonstrate.
Argentina legalized same sex marriage yesterday.