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didn’t like that Sen. Brownback “put a hold on a judicial nomination for her attendance at a same-sex union ceremony.” And then demanded the future judge recuse herself from any gender related cases.
Ed takes umbrage saying, “I understand that recognition of marriages is a public policy and that the electorate should make that decision. However, that does not give the government any right to interfere or investigate relationships between consenting, non-related adults. The government does not belong in the bedroom, and the Senate has no business extracting pledges of recusals from judicial nominees for any reason.”
Forgetting Brownback and the judge, if we follow Ed’s logic, we have to ask what right does government have to interfere or investigate relationships between consenting, related
adults? How is incest a government concern in the age of birth control, genetic screening, and abortion? The taboo is surely an atavistic holdover just as revulsion of homosexual behavior is considered déclassé, and opposition to polygamy, polyandry, or polyamory is mere prejudice.
What right does government have to interfere or investigate any murder that occurs between feuding parties or a private fight? If people want to kill each other, how is that anybody else's business? When you follow the cliché ideas of libertarian type slogans, there is no end of common sense, social parameters, and cultural mores we can throw away.