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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Canadian PM…

Posted by on June 28 at 16:54 PM

…had this to say about gay marriage earlier this year:

“For a prime minister to use the powers of his office to explicitly deny rather than affirm a right… would serve as a signal to all minorities that no longer can they look to the nation’s leader and to the nation’s Constitution for protection, for security, for the guarantee of their freedoms. We would risk becoming a country in which the defense of rights is weighed, calculated and debated based on electoral or other considerations. That would set us back decades as a nation. It would be wrong for the minorities of this country. It would be wrong for Canada.”

Can you imagine those words coming out of Bush’s mouth? Can the man pronounce “constitution”? There oughta be a law: No one who can’t spell “Constitution” should be allowed to propose an amendment.