Thursday, October 14, 2004

Other looks at the debate

Stones Cry Out did all the hard work and has a round up of debate perspectives.
I may update this post with excerpts later, but I wanted to make sure to think to that for anyone looking for more persectives.

He also makes these astute observation himself:
- Gay Marriage and Abortion.

Kerry supposedly is against Gay Marriage because he "believes" marriage is between a man and a woman. Kerry also says that he "believes" abortion is wrong, but that he can't legislate what is an "article of faith" for him when others may not share that view. Does anyone see the glaring inconsistency here? Before I started a blog I sent out an e-log about this issue. But when the debate put the two questions side-by-side, the inconsistency is striking.

On the one hand he has no problem forcing his beliefs on others regarding gay marriage (civil unions are the way to go he says), but when it comes to abortion, he sings a different tune.
- Rights given by Courts or the Constitution?

Kerry: "I'll answer it straight to America. I'm not going to appoint a judge to the Court who's going to undo a constitutional right, whether it's the First Amendment, or the Fifth Amendment, or some other right that's given under our courts today -- under the Constitution."

Nice catch Senator...

As to that second point, has Kerry been implying that abortion is a "constituional right" and if so, what is his basis for that? I don't get it.