Remember when Rick Santorum was just some Alarmist

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Remember when Rick Santorum was just some Alarmist

Boy how time flies.

I Remem­ber those heady days of Yes­ter­year. That time only 17 months ago when Rick San­to­rum was mak­ing this point in Con­cord New Hampshire:

How about the argu­ment that all men are cre­ated equal and the right to hap­pi­ness?” San­to­rum pounces:

Are we say­ing every­one has the right to marry?”

The crowd claps and agrees with loud shouts, San­to­rum continues

So any­one can marry any­one else?” when the crowd approves, he asks “So any­one can marry sev­eral people?”

At once the crowd starts to object, fil­i­buster and interrupt,

Well of COURSE they were object­ing , fil­i­bus­ter­ing and inter­rupt­ing after all it’s not like gay mar­riage was going to lead to polygamy, oth­er­wise after the Supreme Court ruled it it’s favor you would have main­stream reporters like Matt Lewis in the Daily Caller talk­ing like this:

I mean, who are we to say that two or three or even four con­sent­ing adults — who want to make a life­long com­mit­ment to love one another — shouldn’t be allowed to do so?

What’s mag­i­cal about the num­ber two?

Or Buzz Feed say­ing this:

Anne Wilde, a vocal advo­cate for polyg­a­mist rights who prac­ticed the lifestyle her­self until her hus­band died in 2003, praised the court’s deci­sion as a sign that society’s strin­gent attach­ment to tra­di­tional “fam­ily val­ues” is evolving.

I was very glad… The nuclear fam­ily, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the major­ity any­more,” said Wilde. “Now it’s grand­par­ents tak­ing care of kids, sin­gle par­ents, gay par­ents. I think peo­ple are more and more under­stand­ing that as con­sent­ing adults, we should be able to raise a fam­ily how­ever we choose.”

Or Rea­son say­ing this:

Is it time for a dis­cus­sion of polygamy as a viable life choice tol­er­ated by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment? With the Supreme Court strik­ing down the Defense of Mar­riage Act, it may be the time to start pub­licly con­sid­er­ing whether the state has any legit­i­mate inter­est in mon­i­tor­ing the num­ber of peo­ple in a mar­riage, not just the gen­der. And unlike spouses in same-​sex mar­riages, polyg­a­mists can go to jail.

Weren’t those fun old days when all the right peo­ple justy knew Rick San­to­rum was just some Catholic fun­da­men­tal­ist spread­ing alarmist rhetoric.

How quaint.

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Boy how time flies.

I Remember those heady days of Yesteryear. That time only 17 months ago when Rick Santorum was making this point in Concord New Hampshire:

“How about the argument that all men are created equal and the right to happiness?” Santorum pounces:

“Are we saying everyone has the right to marry?”

The crowd claps and agrees with loud shouts, Santorum continues

“So anyone can marry anyone else?” when the crowd approves, he asks “So anyone can marry several people?”

At once the crowd starts to object, filibuster and interrupt,

Well of COURSE they were objecting , filibustering and interrupting after all it’s not like gay marriage was going to lead to polygamy, otherwise after the Supreme Court ruled it it’s favor you would have mainstream reporters like Matt Lewis in the Daily Caller talking like this:

I mean, who are we to say that two or three or even four consenting adults — who want to make a lifelong commitment to love one another — shouldn’t be allowed to do so?

What’s magical about the number two?

Or Buzz Feed saying this:

Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving.

“I was very glad… The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore,” said Wilde. “Now it’s grandparents taking care of kids, single parents, gay parents. I think people are more and more understanding that as consenting adults, we should be able to raise a family however we choose.”

Or Reason saying this:

Is it time for a discussion of polygamy as a viable life choice tolerated by the federal government? With the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, it may be the time to start publicly considering whether the state has any legitimate interest in monitoring the number of people in a marriage, not just the gender. And unlike spouses in same-sex marriages, polygamists can go to jail.

Weren’t those fun old days when all the right people justy knew Rick Santorum was just some Catholic fundamentalist spreading alarmist rhetoric.

How quaint.

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I gotta believe it that can be done in the next 7 hours.

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