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Humpty Dumpty Logic
By Orson Scott Card February 15, 2004

A little dialogue from Lewis Carroll:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has not yet declared that "day" shall now be construed to include that which was formerly known as "night," but it might as well.


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Very interesting article. I'm so glad there are still people out there who believe in the traditional view of marriage, and dare I say have a healthy perspective on right and wrong. Thanks for posting!!
Oh dear, I don't think we're supposed to define right and wrong anymore, are we? Everything's equal, and it's ok as long as it's fun ;)

*shakes head*
Interesting reading. Not sure that I'd ever realized OSC came from that perspective.
I found out last night that Mr. Card is actually from Utah. Does that tell you anything. ;)
Bah, the entire last half of that article was nothing but homophobic ranting. OMG, if we allow homosexuals to legally marry the people might think that being gay is *GASP* ok! Who the hell cares? Someone else being homosexual or not has absolutely nothing to do with me or you. If that's what makes them happy, leave them be. They're not hurting anyone.

And btw, before the dark ages, homosexual relationships were actually a lot more accepted than they are now. The Greeks saw nothing wrong with it, and the Cathloic church actually had a ceremony for homosexual weddings for the first few centuries of its existance.
They're not hurting anyone.

Well, I think the point of this article is that the author feels that they are.

IMO, calling something or someone 'homophobic' is just a way of dismissing someone or their point of view, and is it's own form of bigotry.
Perhaps, but claiming that homosexual marriages will cause the downfall of Amercian society is still an extreme point of view IMO.
Regardless of their opinion of homosexual "marriage," every American who believes in democracy should be outraged that any court should take it upon itself to dictate such a social innovation without recourse to democratic process.

That is the point. The courts should never be allowed to have that kind of power, especially when public opinion is opposed to it.