Mero says Founders valued traditional families

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  • Dixie Dan
    Oct. 21, 2009 6:43 p.m.

    I wonder if Mero was including native Americans in this talk?

  • One Human Family
    Oct. 21, 2009 6:20 p.m.

    The founding fathers permitted slavery, denied women the right to vote, etc. So what is the author's point exactly? And how does the author "know" what the founders were thinking?

    I really dislike when people try to speak for those that have past away. Stick to the facts.

  • ethingtoneric
    Sept. 25, 2009 6:20 p.m.

    Here we find an enormous issue with this debate. Why is there so much focus on the founding fathers? They were split and divided on every issue and could in no way predict the future. This is why the constitution was written as a living document, to progress and evolve as man's understanding of right and wrong and human nature evolved. Would they have supported equal rights? Probably not. But nor would they have supported the civil rights act. We need to stop clinging to the judgments of 200+ year dead MEN. Open your eyes and see the world as we understand it today.

  • Childless
    Sept. 25, 2009 4:39 p.m.

    Hey 4:18 pm,
    Explain where exactly the Constitution or founding fathers mandated that I give birth? Or follow a particular religion, creed, or philosophy? I think they were probably more concerned with making sure that each of us has the right to believe in and follow whatever of those things we choose, while respectfully allowing others to do the same. How is that leftist hate?
    Although I don't agree with your position, I would absolutely defend your right to believe in and express that position.

  • RE: Hijacked | 9:18 a.m
    Sept. 25, 2009 4:18 p.m.

    You are just another example of when a FAR left wing nut hijacks a computer,

    and thinks they can post any sort of nonsense and hate they want.

    In fact most posts today so far seem nothing but leftest hate.

    liberals teach nothing but hate lies about religion' and hate andlies about the founding fathers.

    all so they ca reject anything the founding fathers said about constitution they created,

    and so the exttere left can reject the intentions of ht founding fathers and impose their own interpretations.

    Shame on the far left.

  • Wrex
    Sept. 25, 2009 1:35 p.m.

    Let's face it, Paul Mero is secretly married to Gayle Ruzicka.

  • re: Constitution
    Sept. 25, 2009 1:33 p.m.

    What about the preamble where the Constitution states: "We the people of the United States, in order to ... secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves AND OUR POSTERITY, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." [emphasis added]

  • GayChris
    Sept. 25, 2009 1:31 p.m.

    I was at the protest. I can't believe Mero would assume what the founding fathers meant when they wrote the Constitution. Marriage is not bound by the 'hope of posterity' but rather the vows to love and cherish each other. Not EVERY couple getting married can or even has the intent to have children. What a narrow and selfish minded delusion Mero has.... 'non-complementary relationship' is a joke! ketchup & mustard don't ALWAYS have to go together on a hotdog! Mero and everyone else at that meeting that didn't walk out of there with disdain for what they just heard are true gaycists!

  • The Constitution
    Sept. 25, 2009 1:16 p.m.

    guarantees individual rights. I don't believe I've ever read the word family in the constitution.

  • childless too
    Sept. 25, 2009 12:04 p.m.

    apparently Mero thinks my marriage is meaningless too... how hateful coming from a so-called "religious" person.

  • Bob
    Sept. 25, 2009 9:25 a.m.

    Many of our Founding Fathers also owned slaves. So, what's your point Mero?

  • Hijacked
    Sept. 25, 2009 9:18 a.m.

    Just another example of what happens when you give a guy a microphone. He not only thinks that everything he says is true, but he even believes that people want to hear it. When will the "intentions" of the Founding Fathers and the "teachings" of Jesus stop being used to propagate hatred? Crusades, inquisitions, witch burnings, slavery, women's oppression, and discrimination are the offspring of man's belief that he knows what was "intended."

  • Childless
    Sept. 25, 2009 9:17 a.m.

    Wow. I had no idea that years of reproductive illness and a subsequent hysterectomy have rendered my marriage meaningless and substandard. Apparently this also makes me less of an American. Never mind that my husband and I deeply love one another, are incredibly happy, and completely committed to one another. I guess we'll just have to figure out where to go from here. Thanks, Paul Mero. Thanks for letting us know that the part of our marriage vows where we swore to love, cherish, and support one another, through both joy and sorrow, didn't mean a thing. LOL.

  • Jeff
    Sept. 25, 2009 7:54 a.m.

    The Founding Fathers needed as many people as possible to work on the old plantations. It's easy to see where the "traditional family" came from.

  • dave
    Sept. 25, 2009 7:28 a.m.

    Mero... Every time I hear his name I think; Here we go again...

    How does he explain the infidelity of our founding fathers? They were in it for the money not some altruistic reasons.

  • liberal larry
    Sept. 25, 2009 6:55 a.m.

    I guess Paul didn't talk much about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemming, or Ben Franklin, and his frisky private social life. I don't know what the fascination is with the "founding fathers". The were just regular humans, with some good ideas, who were born at the right time. They shouldn't be deified.

  • AE
    Sept. 25, 2009 12:28 a.m.

    "If an inherently childless or non-complementary relationship can be called marriage, anything can be called marriage."

    SO he thinks couples where the man or woman is infertile shouldn't be allowed to get married? How hateful!

  • gutman
    Sept. 24, 2009 11:06 p.m.

    Yet another example of why history should be learned from history books and not in church. He has no idea what he's talking about.