Advice from a former Lonely College Republican to the latest Lonely College Republican.
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I’ll start with what you call the “pro-gay” issue.
What does this mean? Did the Republican Platform promote denying gays health care? No. The same pay as heterosexuals? No. The right to own or rent a house? The right to a job? No. No, no, no and no again. What it did do was say:
… the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage. We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.
In other words, Republicans oppose gay marriage. They are not “anti-gay” — they simply believe, to quote directly from the 2012 Platform (found here), that:
The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation. It has been proven by both experience and endless social science studies that traditional marriage is best for children. Children raised in intact married families are more likely to attend college, are physically and emotionally healthier, are less likely to use drugs or alcohol, engage in crime, or get pregnant outside of marriage.
Yet you suggest that those who believe in gay rights have “the moral high ground.” And you declare yourself in full agreement.
But do supporters of gay marriage really hold “the moral high ground”? Do they really? Do you?
Here’s an experiment I’d like to suggest to you.
Approach any of your liberal classmates who are straight and dating each other. Sit them down — and bring along a couple of conservative girlfriends (if they exist at liberal GW!). Tell the couple that you are all really attracted to the guy in the relationship. You like him a lot. You just think he’s hot. So…you’d like in on the relationship. In fact, so would your girlfriends! As a matter of fact, you and your girlfriends wanted to suggest that all of you get married to the guy in question.
In other words, you want a polygamous relationship. And a marriage.
I’m guessing here (not really), but I suspect the girl in the couple will not take kindly to this. Particularly if her boyfriend thinks he’s struck sexual gold! And I’m also guessing that if you yourself have a boyfriend and he showed up at your door with two other women and said he was involved with both as well as you and was sure you wouldn’t mind, there might be… ahhhh… trouble.
But why is this? Why should this liberal oh-so-tolerant female classmate be upset? Why would you, the sophisticated and oh-so-tolerant College Republican woman, be upset with your boyfriend if he showed up at your door thus attached? Why are there news reports out there that Holly Petraeus, aka Mrs. David Petraeus, is “beyond furious” at her husband’s behavior with his sexy biographer Paula Broadwell? After 37 years of marriage. What’s the big deal?
According to your own beliefs as expressed, you, Sarah, would have the high moral ground in the first case — where you and your girlfriends want in on another girl’s relationship. You are tolerant! Your boyfriend would have the moral high ground in the second case, where he wants to share himself with you and two other women. He and they would be the tolerant ones. And surely you must believe Holly Petraeus is just another “social bigot,” as you say. Mrs. Petraeus being extremely intolerant of her General husband’s other woman.
You, Sarah, obviously believe you have the high moral ground on gay rights and gay marriage. So what’s the big deal about polygamy? So your guy sleeps with a couple other girls and wants them in your relationship — or your marriage. What’s the big deal?
For an answer to that question you are, lucky Sarah, in exactly the right university to get an answer to that question.
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