POLITICAL: Policies need to make sense. Common sense.

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/130326.html

New at Reason: Steve Chapman on the Case for Gay Adoption
December 1, 2008, 7:00am

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Laws against gay adoption say, in effect, that a child may not be adopted by gays even when the adoption is in the best interest of the child. But as Steve Chapman writes, the real meaning of family values is that the best interest of the child always comes first.

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Regardless of how you feel about “gays”, I personally PREFER “gay adoption” to “gooferment foster care”. Many of the horror stories come from the gooferment trying to insert itself into every facet of our lives.

First priority, should be two parent heterosexual parents. But clearly, we don’t have enough of those to go around.

“Best interest of the child” would get them permanently placed ASAP!

Once that’s done, we can tackle the other thorny issues. Like abortion, marriage, infidelity, teen sex, and all the other “moral issues”.

BUT first things first.

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POLITICAL: Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate? Your kidding!

>Vincent Wright joined the group Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate.

John Reinke at 9:00am December 8

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VW: Love you. BUT, (there is always a big butt), Caroline K? We need a liberal Hollywood celebrity with more hard left theories. Let’s repeal the direct election of senators. The dead old white guys were right; democracy is a terrible idea. imho :-) fjohn

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Vincent Wright at 9:19am December 8

JR: Love you,too, BUT, – don’t cha just LOVE reciprocal “buts”? – I think that the one thing most political analysts – both amateur and pro – miss is that sometimes – just sometimes – voters and political supporters prefer candidates who make them FEEL good. As sacrilegious as that might sound, it happens and it’s a legitimate factor in selecting … Read Morewhom we choose to support. I LIKE the idea of Caroline Kennedy because the way she’s conducted herself MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, JR! I trust her. I respect her. An unjaundiced eye can see her as one of the most atypical Senators we could have. And, what’s more, if selected, I believe she’ll do MORE than a commendable job – indeed – no ifs, ands, nor buts about it, I’ll go on record as saying Caroline Kennedy will be an OUTSTANDING US Senator…Let’s rendezvous in 10-12 years to discuss, ok? So, Keep STRONG until then, JR! :-)

As for democracy being a terrible idea – it becomes less terrible when you don’t have it… Vincent Wright

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John Reinke at 12:28pm December 8

OK, I put it down for a follow up discussion in a decade or so. You be sure to be here for it! :-) Just seems like the old system, (selection by the state legislatures), gave us “better” senators. It certainly stopped “unfunded federal mandates”. Argh! “Feel Good” politicians are not the strong medice that we need imho; we need some one to give us … Read Morethe bad news that there is “no free lunch”. No bailouts. No politican can “give” us what we don’t earn without taking it from someone else first! Argh!

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