Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Indiana state senator and state Libertarian Party victimized by e-mail hoax

Update Mar. 24: The Indiana Libertarian Party learned late yesterday that the e-mail purportedly sent by a state senator demanding that the Libertarian Party to keep postings about gay marriage to a minimum was a hoax. The Indiana Libertarian and Republican Parties are co-operating in the investigation. I have removed the e-mail (there being no point to keeping it up), but am retaining my comments at the end.


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Gay marriage is a political issue for two reasons: (1) because the state decided that it wants to regulate marriage through the issuance of a license, and (2) because our health care benefits are structured around marriage and families. If the government got out of the licensing business (or made it neutral, as in "whatever is is what it is") and we returned to a free market in health care, the issue would go away on its own.

I do not like the idea of gay marriage myself, but I would rather see religious organizations working to persuade people of its immorality, than to have its existence or non-existence dictated by the state.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://lpin.org/2011/03/23/libertarian-party-of-indiana-victim-of-fake-email/

It was fake.

Harold Thomas said...

Anonymous:
Thank you. As you can see, I have made the necessary corrections.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

I'll be dang... it appears to be a prank. The subversion of marriage by the civil rights decree of homosexuals can be fixed by repealing the civil rights act of 1964.

Harold Thomas said...

Wesley:

And why would you want to repeal the entire Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Such a remedy would seem to against everything we stand for as Americans.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Yes the entire Act... I do not stand for it.