"Next week, the United States Senate will begin debate on a constitutional amendment that defines marriage in the United States as the union of a man and woman. On Monday, I will meet with a coalition of community leaders, constitutional scholars, family and civic organizations, and religious leaders. They're Republicans, Democrats, and independents who've come together to support this amendment. Today, I want to explain why I support the Marriage Protection Amendment, and why I'm urging Congress to pass it and send it to the states for ratification. [...]
Marriage cannot be cut off from its cultural, religious, and natural roots without weakening this good influence on society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all. [...]
In our free society, people have the right to choose how they live their lives. And in a free society, decisions about such a fundamental social institution as marriage should be made by the people -- not by the courts. [...]
Unfortunately, activist judges and some local officials have made an aggressive attempt to redefine marriage in recent years.... These court decisions could have an impact on our whole Nation....This national question requires a national solution, and on an issue of such profound importance, that solution should come from the people, not the courts.
An amendment to the Constitution is necessary because activist courts have left our Nation with no other choice. [...] Democracy, not court orders, should decide the future of marriage in America."
The latest monologue from "The Colbert Report"? I wish, that's the actual President of the United States. At times it almost seems the whole thing is some brilliant, elaborate parody—a five year joke being played on the world, where "President Dubya" reveals himself to be a genius of a comedian, and all of the fools who have been lapping up his bullshit are revealed for the chumps thay actually are.
Alas, he and his cult of personality are very much reality.
For him, of all politicians, to wrap up his case with: "Democracy, not court orders, should decide..." is the best/worst part.
Excuse me while I go vomit for my country.