I Support Taxpayer Rights And Human Rights...and The Statement, "we Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident, That All Men Are Created Equal."

All the gays and lesbians I know are taxpayers and should have all the rights taxpayers have. They are also human beings. I should have said human beings first and taxpayers second. However, given that status they should be entitled to ALL the rights of human beings and taxpayers.

The quotation "All men are created equal" has been called an "immortal declaration", and "perhaps" the single phrase of the United States Revolutionary period with the most grand "continuing importance". If the government really believes this today, and long ago the term "men" was recognized to include men and women "of all races, creed, color and orgin of birth." We don't descriminate on who will be taxed althought the rich seem to be getting a n easier ride. The Government charges taxes to the gays and straights at the same rate, depending on income and, it seems logical IF all citizens are taxepayers under the same laws, they should be entitled to all the other civil priviledges including marriage to the person of their choice and if all "men and women of any race, creed, color and orgin of birth" are really created equal why can't civil couples be entitled to a civil marriage?

The US Constitution doesn't say so it in actual words, but it does promote the "separation of church and state" by allowing freedom of religion and, with the fourth amendment, gives freedom of speech which applies to religion and ****, equally (almost). Unfortunately it allows that Idiot Minister in Florida, Terry Jones, to burn a Koran and promote a silly movie that discredits the Profit Mohammed. At some point we've got to tell the Muslims to get over themselves and insist the 80% peaceful Muslims take control of that other 20% that are causing so much trouble in the name of their Profit. Before we do anything too radical, however, let's bring our soldiers home and stop paying foreign aid to countries that don't respect us. But that's a point for another time.

Marriage is a religious service for people who want a religious service. In all cases it is a civil service that requires a government license and a fee is charged for that license if a gay person can obtain a business license, how can they be denied a marriage license? The Government doesn't make any exceptions for any religion to marry without a license. Government must not use the bible to make a civil decision. If government made all it's decisions on biblical statements, the book of Leviticus would put it out of business in a day. Leviticus, you may remember, forbids the eating of shell fish under the penalty of death. It also says men and women can never touch the skin of a pig...imagine what that would do to football...at least in the early days. Furthermore it gives instructions for selling our daughters into slavery, and more.

We don't follow Leviticus because we've improved our living conditions, especially our sewer systems. We freed the slaves with the 14th amendment and gave women the right to vote with the 16th amendment. We have raised both the African Americans and women to the full status of "men"...something that is never made clear in the Old Testament or the New Testament.

If Thomas Jefferson was writing in the 21st Century, his statement should read, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all HUMAN BEINGS are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among HUMAN BEINGS, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.*

 

I underlined that last statement because the government is supposed to derive it powers from the consent to of the governed. That meals ALL the governed. As long as gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, transvestites (both pre-op and post-op), cross dressers, and anyone with a a fetish that we might consider distasteful but is only practiced between consenting adults, are voters and taxpayers then ALL civil rights should be availavle to ALL human beings.

I don't see how we can withhold the civil right of human beings to marry whoever they desire. If we can redefine the word “men” in the constitution and the requirements in Leviticus we can certainly redefine marriage to meet the needs of all Human Beings in the 21st Century.

OliverDrab OliverDrab
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1 Response Sep 15, 2012

Wow you wrote this with effort i guess because it's really interesting and helpful :D

Thank you, Beeromoon. You are the first responder to this article which I wrote nearly a year ago. I\'m glad you appreciate it. I think if we look at the whole Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, etc. group as a whole, we would find they pay more taxes than any other \"minority\" group. Yet they don\'t have the same rights as people who don\'t pay any taxes at all. While I support gay rights because it is the right thing to do (and I like the Gay Lesbian, et al, community) I think it would be helpful to make this a civil issue rather than a social issue...or at least add the civil issue to the social issue. This community is not receiving the representation that it should.
We are back to the old slogan, \"Taxation without representation.\" I like you, Beeromoon, thanks for your comment.

Hahaha thanks, I have few friends that are in LGBT group so it really catches my attention and when I read this article I really realized that they don\'t have an equal rights to our society we are all humans why it can\'t be.
I will support this article, i like the way you support LGBT.