By AWR Hawkins
July 28, 2011
The more I hear people criticize Governor Rick Perry for saying New York’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage was “their business,” the more I want to put a “Perry 2012” bumper sticker on my car. And when that criticism continues, because he also said things like “that is fine with me” and “that is their call,” I actually wonder if we understand freedom at all.
Honestly folks, do we have the courage to be free?
After all, Perry is only saying what he’s been saying for years, and what Thomas Jefferson spelled out in the Kentucky Resolutions (1798). Namely, that states enjoy a sovereignty that allows them to make decisions apart from the federal government and apart from the consensus of other states.