Thursday, July 15, 2004

Battle of Absurdities

Which statement is the most absurd?

Ed Meese, the third-worst Attorney General in US history, while arguing in favor of the Hate Amendment:

The framers rightly left marriage policy, as so many other things, with the states.

Or Watergate felon turned born-again nutcase Charles Colson, comparing efforts to deny same-sex couples the equal rights guaranteed to them by the 14th Amendment to...

wait for it...

the abolition of slavery:

Remember two centuries ago when William Wilberforce started his campaign to abolish the slave trade in Britain. He didn’t have the votes, but he persisted. And after twenty years, he prevailed.


So do not despair—the same thing could very well happen in this country.