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Old 06-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #14
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Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) making the case for marriage equality:

First, this is a personal liberty issue and has to do with the most important personal decision that any human makes. I believe that, as Americans, our freedoms come from God and not government, and include the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than the right to choose your spouse without asking a Washington politician for permission? If there is one belief that unifies most Alaskans Ė our true north Ė it is less government and more freedom. We donít want the government in our pockets or our bedrooms; we certainly donít need it in our families.

Secondly, civil marriage also touches the foundation of our national culture: safe, healthy families and robust community life. In so many ways, sound families are the foundation of our society. Any efforts or opportunity to expand the civil bonds and rights to anyone that wants to build a stable, happy household should be promoted.

This is true conservatism, folks.

A little more sane and rational than that other female politician from Alaska you might have heard or, no?
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