“Mindles H. Dreck” has a very long, well-argued post on morality and politics beginning with this premise:

In the heat of the discussion lines often begin to blur between:

  • What the constitution or jurisprudence actually says;
  • What I’d like it to say;
  • What someone else would like it to say;
  • What ought not to be a law (in my opinion), but is constitutional;
  • What is not constitutional, and therefore also ought not to be a law;
  • What ought to be a law, but not necessarily a constitutional right
  • He then discusses abortion, sodomy, and gay marriage in that context. Like Matthew, he thinks we should privatize marriage.

    Hat tip: Kevin Drum, who thinks getting rid of straight marriage “Is not going to fly.” Me guesses he’s correct.

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