Just a Little Common Sense

Earlier this week, we talked about the Libertarian Party meeting and Ed Thompson's remarks.

Thompson's latest radio show about the ban is now posted on the website for Buzz Country B94.5 based in Sparta and Tomah. The show airs every Monday and is only a few minutes long. It's called "Just a Little Common Sense." Here's a direct link to Thompson's commentary about marriage and the ban.

A few excerpts:
Everybody's different from anybody else in an infinite variety of ways. And it's none of my business what anyone decides to do with the privacy of his or her own life. The only opinion that makes any sense is that a person ought to be with another person who wants to be with them, whether they are married or not. Everyone doesn't agree with me on this.

It is estimated that somewhere between one to ten percent of the population is forbidden from getting married. I'm talking about gays and lesbians who live in states banning same-sex marriage. Politicians and others who oppose same-sex marriage nitpick over whether marriage is legally intended to be between a man and a woman, rather than looking at the human issue involved here.

The wisest thing we can do is respect the legality of marriage with a civil contract. Just like any other contract between two parties. Government does not forbid marriage based on religious belief or race or any other category, except sexual preference. Let the government take care of the contract and leave the morality of the union up to the individuals and their own beliefs, whether they are gay or lesbian or heterosexual.

This is Ed Thompson with just a little common sense.


At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as we were proud of and thanked Feingold for his remarks, we need to do the same for Ed Thompson.

Anyone know the best way to reach him by mail or email?

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I volunteered for Ed's gubernatorial campaign. I met many libertarians who were nonetheless uncomfortable with me talking about equal rights for gay folk. But Ed was never uncomfortable or afraid. He just said what he meant, what he believed. And I thank him for it.

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found the answer to my own question. You can email Ed via the radio station's website. Just click on the Buzz Country link in the blog post.


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