Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Laura Bush said WHAT about GAYS?

In about the most shocking turn of events, Laura Bush came out on the Larry King show...

As a proponent of GAY MARRIAGE! She actually is pretty proud to disagree with her husband, former President George W. Bush, on the issue. She also comes out as an advocate of Roe v. Wade, claiming that a woman's right to choose is "important."

Given how contentious many of these issues are, and how automatically we on the left like to assign blanket opposition to the right, it is important to be reminded that not everybody on the right agrees with these issues. Republican and right philosophies are simple: small government, allowing people to govern themselves as much as can be allowed, spend only was is absolutely necessary. These ideas are respectable, and I adhere to some of them, which is why I'm considered a political moderate (all things considered).

When I see clips - like the one below - it gives me such hope that we can return to a centrist, moderate government where ideas are heard and not squandered. Where people can voice dissent without following it with death threats or racist/homophobic remarks. Where assumptions are not assigned to groups as a whole based on media spin.

But, then, I'm rather naive about these sorts of things. What do YOU think? Comment or email IncitingARiotPodcast@gmail.com or Tweet me @IncitingARiot. Oh, and make sure to check out this video below!

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte

3 comments:

  1. *applauds* It's always encouraging to see people on both ends of the political spectrum fighting for civil rights. Here's hoping for true marriage equality soon--knowing that gay people can't enjoy the kind of legal union I can really devalues my future straight marriage.

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  2. So now Pres. Bush is the odd man out of his old ticket on that position. Good. Cheney and his Wife have long supported gay marriage.

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  3. I couldn't agree more with you Fire Lyte! These kind of stories give me hope too...we all need to move to a more centerist stance politically...extremes of anything can lead to an unhealthy imbalance.

    Love,
    Bex

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