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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, October 30, 2006

Dale Carpenter at JAS

Some organizations you join because you think you should; some because you are actually proud to be a member. JAS is the latter. It makes me proud that JAS would invite Dale Carpenter, who has views many in the group no doubt disagree with, to speak. He's an excellent example of conservatism as a way of thinking as opposed to conservatism as a list of "correct positions."

I wrote a column based on a lengthy interview with Carpenter that some may find interesting reading before the November meeting.

Kudos to the the Antient & Honourable John Adams Society.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Mr. Carpenter has an interesting point on homosexual marriage. I would take it in the other direction to say that, perhaps, the state needn't be involved in marriage whatsoever. Leave it to the church to consecrate marriage.

The purpose for the state to sanction marriage was to provide legitimacy for children. Half the population no longer finds that necessary. Other legal matters such as passing on property and sharing medical decisions can be handled through individual legal transactions.

Yes, this would complicate income taxes. Or it may simplify income taxes. But the tax structure is a debate for another forum.

11:16 AM, November 01, 2006  

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