Talking to Iowa State’s Barry Snell, Ron Paul when talking about gays in the military and DADT almost sounds……. reasonable. You’d never know he’s stark raving mad.
“Well, like I said, everybody has the same rights as everybody else, so homosexuals in the military isn’t a problem. It’s only if they’re doing things they shouldn’t be, if they’re disruptive. But there’s … men and women getting into trouble with each other too. And there’s a lot more heterosexuals in the military, so logically they’re causing more trouble than gays. So yes, you just have the same rules for everybody and treat them all the same.”
But when Paul switches to subject of same sex marriage he reverts to getting the Goverment out of the marriage issue and leaving it to the states to decide.
“You know I just, I don’t think of people in little groups like that. I don’t think of people as ‘gay’ here and ‘black people’ there, or ‘women’ over here…Everybody is an individual person and everybody has the same rights as anyone else. The government has no business in your private life, you know, so if one person is allowed to do something so should everyone else. The whole gay marriage issue is a private affair and the federal government has no say.”
Back to insanity for Paul and social injustice to boot. Because as long as there is one federal benefit or law that favors a straight married couples and their family which is not available to same sex couples it can never become a “states only” issue.
Unless of course all straight married couple federal rights and benefits are rescinded of course and we are all on the same playing field. But you’ll never hear that out of Ron Paul’s mouth.